Policy Briefs


  • 23-February-2016

    English, PDF, 263kb

    Overview of Health Policy in Ireland

    Although Ireland has seen remarkable improvements in the health of its population in the last decades, several challenges lie ahead for its health system. Based on available OECD analyses, further progress could be made to promote efficient use of hospital resources, strengthen primary care, address high pharmaceutical spending and prevent the spread of risk factors including obesity and alcohol consumption.

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  • 30-September-2015

    English, PDF, 348kb

    Ireland Policy Brief: Improving SMEs' Access to Finance to Boost Growth and Job Creation

    Business lending in Ireland has still not recovered to pre-crisis levels. Credit conditions remain tight, and interest rates high by Euro area standards, especially for small firms.

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  • 30-September-2015

    English, PDF, 382kb

    Ireland Policy Brief: Better Innovation Policies for Better Lives

    Stronger innovation is imperative for Ireland to support future productivity growth, job creation and higher living standards.

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  • 19-April-2013

    English

    Education Policy Outlook Snapshot: Ireland

    Education Policy Outlook reviews the current context and situation of the country’s education system and examine its challenges and policy responses.

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  • 19-April-2013

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    Education Policy Outlook: Ireland

    This policy profile on education in Ireland is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume in 2014).

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