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Ireland’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 1.3 billion in 2008, a 90% increase over 2003 in real terms. Ireland’s aid grew from 0.39% of gross national income in 2003 to 0.58% in 2008 during a period of exceptional national economic growth.
Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
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The focus of this report is on migrant education policies and practices. However, some information on general immigration and integration policies and approaches is provided in order to place education policies in overall national policy contexts.
Ireland is a champion in making aid more effective. Poverty reduction is the overarching goal of Irish Aid, and reflecting this, its programme is well concentrated on a limited number of very poor African countries.
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2009, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2008 priorities for Ireland.
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This review of vocational education and training (VET) in Ireland is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs.
This third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies.
Two companion volumes focusing on the improvement of school leadership. Volume 1 provides a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership. Volume 2 examines measures taken in five countries.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Ireland and data on the environmental performance of Irish agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).
Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.