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The Irish government has taken resolute action to address the unemployment challenge, launching the Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) initiative in early 2012. Drawing on the expertise and experience of OECD member countries, this preliminary review examines key aspects of the Action Plan for Jobs and highlights some key policy priorities to boost job creation.
The average worker in Ireland faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 26.6% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Ireland was ranked 28 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Four years after its 2010 Environmental performance review, Ireland's mid-term report presents its main achievements, including reforms of the waste and water sectors, a new domestic water charge and a carbon tax.
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This note presents key findings for Ireland from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
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This report on seeks to provide guidance on the design and delivery of a Youth Guarantee in Ireland based on the experience of other countries in designing guarantees or other comprehensive policy packages to help youth find productive and rewarding employment.
This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Ireland.
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Old-age poverty is relatively low and publicly-provided services contribute substantially to
maintain adequate living standards of the elderly.Pension replacement rates for future retirees are among the lowest in the OECD, so additional
private savings will be necessary to fill the retirement savings gap...
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Ireland continues to make substantive headway in improving health outcomes, but more can be done in reducing risk-factors for major diseases and improving value-for-money in health spending, according to a new OECD report.
This book focuses on the role of employment and training agencies in contributing to job creation and productivity in Northern Ireland. It explores how Northern Ireland is implementing labour market and skills policy and putting measures in place at the local level to stimulate quality employment, inclusion and growth.
OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of Ireland examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. This issue's special chapters cover youth employment and innovation.