Economy


  • 12-April-2016

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    Improving the pension system and the welfare of retirees in Israel

    Israel is a young country with still dynamic population growth, but it is already beginning to face the consequences of population ageing.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Boosting competition on Israeli markets

    Promoting competition to enhance productivity at the firm level and resulting income and growth improvement and a lower cost of living is an important economic and social challenge in Israel.

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Economic Survey of Israel 2016

    The Israeli economy has strong fundamentals, employment is rising, inflation is low, the external surplus is comfortable, and public finances are in good shape, but productivity performance is weak, income inequalities and poverty are high.

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Launch of 2016 Economic Survey of Israel

    While Israel has closed the gap in average living standards with the most advanced OECD economies, a number of challenges lie ahead to ensure growth is sustainable and inclusive.

  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel’s economy is sound but it urgently needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty

    Israel’s economy has strong fundamentals, but the country needs to address productivity, inequality and poverty if it wants to improve well-being and reduce socio-economic divides, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Israel

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Israel identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

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  • 24-April-2014

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    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

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    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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  • 8-December-2013

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    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.

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  • 8-December-2013

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    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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