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Unemployment in Latvia has been on a downward trajectory since it reached a record high of 20.4% at the height of the global financial crisis (Q1 2010). It is now 9.7%, but it remains above the OECD average of 6.2%.
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Trade in services drives the exchange of ideas, know-how and technology which helps firms cut costs, increase productivity and boost competitiveness. However, international trade in services is often impeded by trade and investment barriers and domestic regulations. This index helps identify which policy measures restrict trade in Latvia.
This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Latvia. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Latvia has successfully consolidated its hospital sector and strengthened primary care since the financial crisis. But persistent barriers to accessing high quality care need to be removed, according to a new OECD report.
This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
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This review of Latvia by the OECD Working Party of Governmental Experts on Insurance examines Latvia’s position with respect to core principles related to insurance systems.
As the OECD's newest member, Latvia will be able to tap into the vast reservoir of OECD expertise to continue to meet its domestic policy goals. At the same time, the OECD will become different – and better – as a result of Latvia's membership. We will benefit from Latvia's unique experiences, from the presence of a new voice and a new outlook as we move forward.