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The global economic crisis has had a profound impact on people’s well-being, reaching far beyond the loss of jobs and income, and affecting citizens’ satisfaction with their lives and their trust in governments, according to a new OECD report.
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The objective of senior budget official country reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country under examination, to evaluate national experiences in the light of international best practice and to provide specific policy recommendations.
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
Performance of fiscal policy, while good in international comparison, is not sufficient to prepare for future ageing-related spending increases.
The highly regarded Austrian health system delivers good quality and easily accessible services, but is costly.
Austria entered the most severe recession in decades. This triggered prompt policy measures to stabilise the real economy and financial markets, which will deteriorate significantly the fiscal position.
Significant fiscal consolidation will be needed after the recession. The authorities should improve the spending and tax structure, efficiency of public spending and continue with fiscal federalism reforms
This review analyses the challenges the Vienna-Bratislava metropolitan region faces from expanding metropolitans and cross-border integration, and assesses the region's ability to fully integrate while ensuring that convergence benefits the whole population.