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The financial crisis did not spare the French economy, which is facing a deep recession in 2009, even if the situation is less severe than elsewhere. Once the recovery begins, a priority will be to phase out the general government budget deficit but, given the already very heavy burden of taxes and compulsory contributions, public finance consolidation will require strict control over expenditures.
Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.
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This paper proposes a framework for projecting public health and long-term care expenditures. It considers demographic and other (non-demographic) drivers of expenditures. The paper extends demographic drivers by incorporating death-related costs and the health status of the population. Concerning health care, the projections incorporate income and the effects of technology cum relative prices. For long-term care, the effects of
The key challenge is to develop gradually its counter-cyclical role without jeopardizing sustainability.
A first rural policy review was conducted for Finland in 1995, and this edition offers a unique look at how Finnish rural policy has evolved since the initial recommendations made in 1995.
This seminar was the second held in the framework of the OECD Regulatory Reform Review in China and took place in Beijing on 28 March, 2008.
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Istanbul, the demographic and economic heart of Turkey, has gone through enormous changes over the past century. This mega-city of about 15 million inhabitants has seen its population increased more than tenfold since 1950. It has benefitted from a favourable national economic environment, triggered by a broad and continuous reform process, strengthening its position on the international marketplace. Over time, Istanbul has
This is the Japanese version of Regulatory Reform in Russia and covers the overall economic context, the government’s capacity to manage regulatory reform, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. It also examines the electricity and railroad sectors.
OECD Territorial Reviews: Istanbul, Turkey, aims to provide a detailed diagnosis and solutions for improving the competitiveness and governance of the Istanbul metropolitan area.
Is the Nordic welfare model economically sustainable? Can urban policy align with regional policy to exploit regional growth engines? The Territorial Review of Norway explores these questions.