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Summary of Economic Surveys: Italy
Italy is suffering a serious economic recession, which started earlier than elsewhere but has now accelerated following the downturn elsewhere and collapse in world trade.
How is the recession affecting Italy’s fiscal situation? What steps should the government take when the economy recovers? How healthy are Italy’s banks? What regulatory reforms are needed? What about plans for fiscal federalism? How does Italy’s education measure up?
Italy is facing strong headwinds from the international financial crisis but so far its banking system has been more resilient than in other countries. This chapter suggests that this reflects a combination of factors.
Despite the improvement in regulatory indicators, overall productivity performance has improved very little in Italy. This chapter reviews a number of possible structural explanations.
This chapter explores the reasons for poor and unequal performance in Italian secondary education. The chapter outlines the structure of spending and then considers how certain aspects of policy should be better aligned with good practice.
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OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) provides the first internationally comparative perspective on the conditions of teaching and learning.
This seminar begins with a day session open to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners involved in tackling the impact of the crisis on jobs and skills. Day 2 and 3 are structured around a mix of expert presentations, discussion and group work. Presentations are available online.
In 2008-11, 14 regions in 11 countries underwent the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional Development aiming to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions.
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Obesity rates, employment, leisure time, childcare and student performance. Society at a Glance 2009 also provides a special chapter examines leisure time across the OECD.