Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to the OECD.
This review of Israeli labour market and social policy finds that Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decade but the benefits of this are being distributed unevenly.
Israel has enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decades but the fruits of this growth have not been equally shared amongst the country’s rapidly growing population, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
Israel has weathered the recent recession very well and the policy responses have been appropriate. Nevertheless, long-term fiscal sustainability needs to be reinforced by bringing down public debt and the fruits of economic growth should be better redistributed to low-income households, said the OECD Secretary-General during his presentation of the report to the Prime Minister Netanyahu.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Galilee, Israel was prepared by the Council for Higher Education of the State of Israel, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
Israel should be more proactive in detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery cases, notably those involving the defence industry, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
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This report outlines Israel's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Israel's Phase 2 examination in June-July 2009.
In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
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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This report evaluates whether the legal texts through which Israel has implemented the Anti-Bribery Convention meet the standards set by the Convention and 1997 Revised Recommendation, and highlights actions to implement the 1996 Recommendation on the tax deductibility of bribes to foreign public officials. The report also describes features of Israel's framework for enforcing the Anti-Bribery Convention. The Working Group found that