Publications & Documents


  • 12-December-2011

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    Issues in private sector finance in Israel

    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.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    Addressing challenges in the energy sector in Israel

    Offshore natural gas discoveries have released Israel from complete reliance on imported primary fuels and are allowing for a cleaner energy mix.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    How to improve the economic policy framework for the housing market in Israel

    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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  • 8-November-2011

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Israel 2011

    This 2011 review of Israel's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in sustainable development, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. This report is the first OECD review of Israel’s environmental policy performance.

  • 8-November-2011

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    Environment: OECD supports Israeli initiative to develop a green growth plan

    In recent years Israel has strengthened its environmental policies and now should develop a green growth plan that combines environmental, economic and social policies.

  • 8-November-2011

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Israel 2011

    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.

  • 30-September-2011

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    Start-up nation: An innovation story

    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?

  • 15-September-2011

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    OECD Observer: Special focus on Israel's economy

    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.

  • 7-July-2011

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    Policies to Support Eco-innovation in Israel

    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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  • 25-June-2011

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    Israel - Enhancing Market Openness, Intellectual Property Rights and Compliance through Regulatory Reform

    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.

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