This review underlines some important points of strength with respect to Italian SMEs and entrepreneurship, notably for medium-sized firms that very often excel in their market niches, have a strong propensity to business collaboration, as well as favourable access to finance. The review also looks at the challenges that lie ahead for Italy, hard hit by the global economic crisis, notably among micro and small firms. Recovery will
The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurria, congratulates Prime Minister Renzi on the passing by the Italian Senate of a bill enabling the government to elaborate a comprehensive reform of the labour market – the so-called Jobs Act.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD met with Mr. Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, in Milan on 3 October 2014.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will meet with Mr. Matteo Renzi, President of the Council of Italy, in Milan on 3 October 2014.
Biographical note of Italy's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in countries is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.
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Young Italians’ difficulties in finding work threaten to undermine investment in education.
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According to the OECD’s May 2014 projections, Italy’s growth rate will remain sluggish in 2014 to pick up only a little in 2015. As a result, the unemployment rate has increased further to reach 12.6% in July 2014– 2.4 percentage points above the EU average – and only 55.5% of the working-age population was in employment.