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  • 15-February-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 Economic Survey of Italy

    Despite the challenging global environment, Italy has made important reforms. We now predict the Italian economy will grow at a rate of 1% for 2017 and 2018. Reforms have helped to create 3.2 million new permanent contracts and boost total employment by 2% since early 2015.

  • 15-February-2017

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    Sustained reforms are essential to reinforcing inclusive growth in Italy

    Italy is slowly emerging from a deep and lengthy recession, helped by a range of structural reforms – such as the Jobs Act – and accommodative monetary and fiscal policies, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-February-2017

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    Economic Survey of Italy 2017

    Italy is recovering after a deep and long recession. Structural reforms, accommodative monetary and fiscal conditions, and low commodity prices have helped the economy to turn the corner.

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  • 15-February-2017

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Rome on 15 February 2017

    The Secretary-General presented the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Italy and held bilateral meetings with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and several Cabinet ministers.

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  • 14-January-2017

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    Co-operative Research Programme Brochure for 2016-2020

    Agricultural research fellowship award grants and international conferences sponsorships of the Co-operative Research Programme (CRP): Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems; advice for applicants for funding.

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  • 5-January-2017

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    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Italy 2016

    Since the last in-depth review in 2009, Italy has made strong progress in the development and implementation of energy policy. The most notable improvement has been the publication of a comprehensive long-term energy strategy.

    The adoption of the National Energy Strategy in 2013 sent a strong signal to stakeholders as to the government’s medium- and long-term objectives for the energy sector. It established clear goals: reduce energy costs, meet environmental targets, strengthen security of energy supply and foster sustainable economic growth. Nonetheless, the adoption of the Strategy is only a first step towards achieving the government’s ambitions. Monitoring implementation and maintaining momentum will present a challenge for the government.

    Italy has experienced impressive growth in the renewable energy sector and has been successful in integrating large volumes of variable renewable generation. Containing costs is a priority, and policies need to focus on bringing deployment costs towards international benchmarks.

    Italy has also continued to progress in terms of market liberalisation and infrastructure development, notably in the electricity market where transmission improvements between north and south, as well as market coupling, have resulted in price convergence throughout the country and wholesale prices tending towards those elsewhere in Europe. Development in the gas sector has been slower, and greater progress is needed if Italy is to be become a southern European gas hub. Furthermore, institutional arrangements within the energy sector remain complex and should be reformed and strengthened. Implementation of the National Energy Strategy provides a timely opportunity to address each of these challenges in a comprehensive way.

    This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing Italy and provides recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future.

  • 21-December-2016

    English, PDF, 274kb

    Services Trade Restrictiveness Index Country Note: Italy

    A two-page OECD summary and analysis of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for Italy.

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  • 20-December-2016

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Bergamo, Italy

    This follow-up to the 2001 OECD Territorial Review of Bergamo monitors progress over the past 15 years and reassesses the main development challenges the region faces. Globalisation has intensified international competition in Bergamo’s traditional manufacturing sector, and the global financial crisis has exacerbated some of the structural weaknesses of Bergamo’s traditional industrial sectors. The region needs to upgrade production processes to generate more added value in economic activities to remain competitive. The review offers recommendations to help Bergamo transition to higher value-added and more technologically intensive activities. In particular, it calls for: a development plan supported by all local actors; a strategy for improving the skills of the adult population through education and training programmes; stimulating innovation systems; attracting foreign direct investment; and, finally, strategies for boosting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises.

  • 6-December-2016

    English, PDF, 1,164kb

    PISA 2015 country note for Italy

    This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Italy.

  • 30-November-2016

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    Consumption Tax Trends 2016: Country highlights

    This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.

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