Two years after Israel joined the OECD, Sharon Kedmi, Director General at the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, is leading a delegation to an important OECD Employment Labour and Social Affairs Committee meeting on 26 October. He spoke with the OECD Observer.
At a time when ever more information is available about the quality of health care, the challenge for policy makers is to better understand the policies and approaches that sit behind the numbers. This book examines whether care in Israel is safe, effective and responsive to patients’ needs. It examines what works and what does not work, both to benchmark the efforts of countries and to provide advice on reforms to improve quality of health care.
Israel has world class-primary care services and should now focus efforts on bringing its hospitals up to the same high international standards, according to the OECD’s Health Care Quality Review of Israel.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Key facts - Israel
This report summarises the findings of a case study project on growing clean-tech cluster activity in the Negev region of Israel.
The Negev region has the potential to deliver real and tangible benefits for regional development, green growth and social inclusion. The report explains how the region can exploit its existing strenghts and competitive advantages, including a niche in research, demonstration and testing in renewable energies and water efficiency.
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This review was prepared to assess Israel's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Israel to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.
When Israel joined the OECD last year, the OECD's Statistics Committee asked the government to submit to a review of its data collection methods, including clarification of the geographic coverage of the data.
The 2008-09 global financial crisis did not result in the failure of any major financial institution in Israel, but it did reveal vulnerabilities in the non banking sector – particularly in the corporate bond market.
Offshore natural gas discoveries have released Israel from complete reliance on imported primary fuels and are allowing for a cleaner energy mix.