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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
OECD-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agricultural Policies to Promote Food Security and Agro-Forestry Productivity that will take place in Seoul, Korea on 12-13 October 2015.
Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
In 2014, Korea provided USD 1.9 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.13% of gross national income (GNI) and a 0.8% increase in real terms from 2013.* Korea is the 23rd largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of its ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 16th largest donor by volume.
The 2014 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.
The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en).
A joint venture between the Korean government and the OECD, the Centre works with competition authorities in the Asian region to develop and implement effective competition law and policy. Read more about the Centre's work.
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Compared to many other OECD countries, Korea has shown a stronger labour market recovery from the crisis with employment increasing steadily and unemployment remaining low. The employment rate returned to its pre-crisis level of 64.0% in 2011, and has since risen further to reach 66.1% in May 2015, its highest level since 1982.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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Korea has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) but the burden of diabetes is relatively large.