A strong commitment to reform and a business-friendly environment have helped Ireland return to robust economic expansion, offering the government an opportunity to heal the scars of the crisis, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Ireland.
Ireland has successfully overcome a large economic crisis. Getting the long-term unemployed back into work is the key to spreading the benefits of the recovery widely. Ireland can do more to facilitate skilled migration. Raising productivity requires boosting competition and innovation.
The Secretary-General presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Ireland with Minister of Finance Michael Noonan, delivered a lecture on policy challenges for the next 50 years, signed a corporate internship programme at Trinity College Dublin, and held a series of bilateral meetings.
Bilateral Agreements that have been signed to establish exchange of information for tax purposes.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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Ireland was hit hard by the financial crisis and the labour market has yet to fully mend. The unemployment rate more than tripled from 4.6% in Q1 2007 to its peak of 15.1% in Q4 2011.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Ireland identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
After three years of sacrifice, hard work and difficult reform, Ireland has fought its way out of the depths of the financial crisis to become one of the fastest-growing economies in Europe and one of the best countries in the world in which to do business.
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Despite cuts in recent years, health spending as a share of GDP in Ireland remains slightly higher than the EU average and pharmaceutical spending in particular remains relatively high.
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. This peer review of Ireland reviews its development policies and programmes. It assesses not just the performance of its development co-operation agency, but also policy and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.