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Offshore natural gas discoveries have released Israel from complete reliance on imported primary fuels and are allowing for a cleaner energy mix.
Israeli house prices have risen by over 50% over the past three years. In part this reflects the fact that for several years housing construction had not kept pace with increases in the number of households.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2011 OECD report "Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising".
In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.
This is the first review of Israel's environmental performance. It analyses Israel's progress in achieving a range of national objectives and international commitments, and presents 41 recommendations on how its performance could be improved.
This article in the OECD Observer asks what experience Israel, a new OECD member, can bring to the table in terms of innovation. Many OECD countries today are looking to boost productivity through investments in science, technology and R&D. What is Israel's story?
From innovation to the banking sector, investment policy, tourism, immigration and employment, read this profile of Israel's economy. Includes interview with Yuval Steinitz, minister of finance.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2010.
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Now that Israel has entered the OECD, the government has made significant efforts to push environmental initiatives such as the promotion of eco-innovation. This report provides an overview of governmental efforts to stimulate eco-innovation in the business sector and households.
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Over the last two decades, Israel has opened its economy to international trade and investment by lowering tariffs and improving the domestic regulatory environment for business. This review describes progress on regulatory reform in Israel, which suggests these overall trends will continue.