This review on Ireland presents an integrated assessment of regulatory reform in framework areas such as the quality of the public sector, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness with recommendations for regulatory reform.
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Competition policy is central to regulatory reform. Its principles and analysis provide a benchmark for assessing the quality of economic and social regulations. It motivates the application of laws that protect competition, which must be applied vigorously as regulatory reform stimulates structural change so that private market abuses do not reverse the benefits of reform.
Partnerships are being established throughout OECD countries to tackle issues of economic development, employment, social cohesion and the quality of life. This book proposes a strategy that governments can implement to improve governance through partnerships.
Results from schools in Ireland that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.
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The OECD's submission, which is re-printed herewith, was based on both past and ongoing work in the Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and the Economics Department.
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With one of the OECD's smallest and most open economies, Ireland welcomes foreign direct investment (FDI) and offers grants and tax incentives to attract investors. Direct investment plays a unique role in the Irish economy, accounting for a larger part of its manufacturing output, employment and exports than in most other OECD countries. Still, the cost of attracting foreign investment has come under greater scrutiny and questions