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Italy spent 8.7% of GDP on health in 2007, slightly less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is also slightly lower than the OECD average.
Pier Carlo Padoan has been appointed Chief Economist of the OECD. Mr. Padoan will maintain his status of Deputy Secretary-General which he has held since joining the OECD in June 2007.
Despite the challenges remaining, the DAC notes some improvement in Italian aid management since 2008. It welcomes Italy’s intention to focus on 35 priority countries, the greater authority given to Italy’s embassies and technical offices to formulate programmes and deliver aid, and the Steering Committee on Development Cooperation’s high level policy direction.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
The international seminar aimed to disseminate the results of an OECD LEED study on social inclusion undertaken in five Regions across Italy and Poland who are members of the ESF CoNET Network.
L'evento, di valenza internazionale, si è posto l'obiettivo di disseminare i risultati dell'analisi in materia di inclusione sociale effettuata dal Programma LEED dell'OCSE in cinque Regioni, in Italia ed in Polon
The seminar was addressed to those working in partnerships on youth policies, or in the process of establishing a partnership in one of the following areas: (i) promoting entrepreneurship;(ii) youth skills initiatives; (iii) integrating youth disadvantages
Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.
How can governments help small and innovative firms continue to grow in the midst of an economic crisis? Entrepreneurs, bankers, policy makers and academics will discuss this and other issues at the conference which is open to media.
To implement an entrepreneurship agenda, national governments needed to partner with local governments, the private sector, and civil society organisations. This seminar aimed to develop a dialogue between national and sub-national stakeholders in the entrepreneurship field.