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Country Notes from OECD Economic Policy Reforms: Going for growth 2011 presenting OECD recommendations for structural reform priorities for individual countries.
Following a request by the Republic of Korea, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) agreed to conduct a Special Review of the country’s international development co-operation programme.
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This book contains recommendations for national and local policy makers and presents a set of international best practices for social enterprises.
Korea has one of the lowest tax burdens in the OECD area, reflecting its small public sector. However, rapid population ageing will put upward pressure on government spending.
The age of retirement of employees should be raised by eliminating mandatory retirement and phasing out the retirement allowance. Active labour market policies should focus on policies to expand human capital rather than wage subsidies.
Increasing productivity growth in the service sector, which accounts for 67% of employment and 58% of value added in Korea, is essential to sustain high potential growth.
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Downloadable case study by Korea for the OECD publication "The Impact of Culture on Tourism".
Information on the status of implementation of OECD's A System of Health Accounts in Korea.
This paper presents the role of entrepreneurship policies in supporting innovation in four OECD countries. It consists of a synthesis report based on the findings of country case studies on Korea, Mexico, Norway and Turkey. The case studies are appended to the synthesis report.