There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.
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Levels of alcohol consumption in France are among the highest in the OECD, but have been declining in the past 30 years. In 2012, an average of 11.8 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in France, compared with an estimate of 9.1 litres in the OECD.
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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.
The key challenge is to reform the labour market to promote job growth. Further labour market reforms should be the top priority. The strong protection accorded by open-ended contracts hinders labour mobility, despite the progress brought by reforms regarding mass layoffs and the introduction of the rupture conventionnelle, a mutually agreed termination procedure.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for France identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in France.
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The tax burden in France increased by 1 percentage point from 44.0% to 45.0% in 2013. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The French standard VAT rate is 20%, which is slightly above the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
After two years of decline, permanent immigration to France from outside the EEA and Switzerland increased in 2012 to 163 000 persons (an annual increase of 6% and the highest level since 2006).
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France is one of the world’s five leading economies, as measured by GDP, a position that it owes in particular to its strength in a number of knowledge-intensive sectors. Yet today, six years after the onset of the economic crisis, French growth remains weak – 0.4% this year, and at best 1% in 2015, according to the latest OECD projections.