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Plan Avanza has created a large-scale information society agenda addressing the need for international and inter-regional convergence in ICT access and use, and greater integration of citizens, businesses and the public administration into the information society.
Countries increasingly evaluate the performance of regulatory programmes and agencies. One important evaluation tool are surveys of those affected by the regulations: businesses and citizens. This conference, which took place in Istanbul explored key strategic and methodological challenges in the design and use of perception surveys.
Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.
Despite some best-practice policies, challenges remain in raising employment and lowering poverty, particularly among Arab-Israeli and Ultra-orthodox households, as discussed in this working paper.
Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt, as discussed in this working paper.
The OECD Workshop: Regional Mobility and Regional Innovation, overviewed main trends in labor mobility across OECD regions, including rural-urban dynamics and out-flows of young adults.
Governments and central banks have implemented wide-ranging support packages in response to the global crisis. Discretionary fiscal measures, coupled with cyclical revenue losses and expenditure hikes, have resulted in a sharp increase in budget deficits, which are projected to peak at 8¼ per cent of GDP in the OECD area as a whole in 2010. How to get out of this dangerous spiral? How can we address this challenge while at the same
This review examines Québec's rural policy approach, which aims at community empowerment and land occupancy, and presents recommendations for integrating social, economic and entrepreneurial development and implementing stabilisation measures in lagging areas.
This paper explores the political economy of fiscal adjustment.
William White, Chair, OECD Economic and Development Review Committee on tackling imbalances and avoiding another crisis.