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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.
The OECD is represented outside of Paris by Centres in Berlin, Mexico City, Tokyo, and Washington. The Centres serve as regional contacts for the full range of OECD activities, from the sales of publications, to inquiries from the media, to liaison with governments, parliaments, business, labour and civil society. They help disseminate information regarding OECD activities, and serve to communicate priorities from member countries'
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How's Life? 2013 - Country note - Germany (PDF)
Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”
Innovation, education and more competition in the domestic market would help Germany emerge from the economic crisis with a stronger and more balanced economy.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
Germany has joined 15 other countries in signing the OECD-Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, in a step that will help it to combat cross-border tax evasion more effectively in today’s open global economy.
For this year's Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, the top priorities laid down by Chancellor Angela Merkel were shaping globalization and helping Africa to develop. Other issues discussed at the G8 Summit were: investment, innovation and sustainability.
Many regions in the Alps had the warmest November on record, delaying the arrival of snow by several weeks and worrying ski operators. As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects ..