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  • 24-April-2014

    English

    How to improve Israel’s health-care system

    Israelis enjoy higher life expectancy and have a much younger demographic profile than most OECD countries. However, the demand for health care is expanding rapidly due to population growth and ageing.

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  • 24-April-2014

    English

    How to improve taxes and transfers in Israel

    Ensuring tax and transfer systems bring sufficient revenue to reach macroeconomic fiscal targets, address societal goals in re-distribution and social welfare, recognise the influence taxation has on businesses’ competitiveness and adequately address environmental externalities is a tough challenge, arguably more so in Israel than in many other OECD countries.

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  • 15-April-2014

    English

    Taxing Wages: Country note for Israel

    The average worker in Israel faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 20.7% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Israel was ranked 31 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

  • 10-December-2013

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    Economic Survey of Israel 2013

    Israel’s output growth remains relatively strong and unemployment is low. However, living standards remain well below those of top ranking OECD countries, the rate of relative poverty is high, and there are environmental challenges.

  • 8-December-2013

    English

    OECD Secretary-General on official visit to Israel, 8 December 2013

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Israel, on an official visit, on 8 December 2013, to present the OECD Economic Survey of Israel and participate in the Israel Business Conference.

  • 8-December-2013

    English

    Israel’s economy growing strongly but further efforts needed to improve living standards, says OECD

    Israel’s economy is in good shape, but further efforts are needed to fight poverty and close the gap in living standards with other leading nations, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel.

  • 8-December-2013

    English

    Launch of OECD’s 2013 Economic Survey of Israel

    With the right policies, narrower socio-economic divides and higher levels of well-being are well within Israel’s reach. Raising educational standards and encouraging employment, maintaining sound monetary policy and a responsible fiscal trajectory, pressing on with structural reforms that encourage innovation, competition and creativity – these are all central to achieving sustained, inclusive growth.

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  • 5-December-2013

    English

    Regions at a Glance 2013: Information by country

    Individual country notes assessing how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of society.

  • 14-November-2013

    English

    Government at a Glance 2013: Information by country

    These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.

  • 7-November-2013

    English, PDF, 1,750kb

    How's life in Israel in 2013?

    How's Life? 2013 - Country note - Israel (PDF)

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