These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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Hungary has scope to boost labour productivity by fostering innovation and continuing to intensify the links between domestic firms and public research to global innovation networks and value chains, as some sectors have been doing already.
The Secretary-General was in Budapest on Monday 26 June 2017, to attend the 2017 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity where he delivered Welcome Remarks. He also held bilateral meetings with Hungarian high level authorities and signed an agreement to work on an SME strategy for Hungary with Mr. Mihály Varga, Minister for National Economy.
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Hungary has among the largest inter-regional gaps in GDP per capita in the OECD. These territorial imbalances could become a drag on national performance and create pressure on public budgets.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
As part of continuing efforts to boost transparency by multinational enterprises (MNEs), Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius and the Russian Federation have now signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement for Country-by-Country Reporting (CbC MCAA), bringing the total number of signatories to 57. Lithuania and Hungary joined the Agreement in October and December 2016 respectively.
Hungary has become the 30th member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development co-operation.