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  • 2-June-2016

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    Address by Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis at the Signing Ceremony of the OECD Accession Agreement with Latvia

    It is an honor for me to be here today and to sign the accession agreement of Latvia to the OECD. It is a privilege to become a member of this ‘club of best practices’.

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  • 31-May-2016

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Latvia should continue improving quality of education and focus more on equity

    Latvia has made good progress improving its education system since independence in 1991, but more efforts are now needed to raise teaching standards and ensure that all students have access to a quality education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-May-2016

    Latvian

    Latvijai jāturpina uzlabot izglītības kvalitāte un vairāk jākoncentrējas uz vienlīdzību, uzskata OECD

    Saskaņā ar jaunu OECD ziņojumu Latvija kopš neatkarības atgūšanas 1991. gadā ir būtiski uzlabojusi savu izglītības sistēmu, tomēr vēl ir jāveltī daudz pūļu, lai paaugstinātu izglītības standartus un nodrošinātu to, lai kvalitatīva izglītība būtu pieejama visiem skolēniem.

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  • 19-May-2016

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    Latvia should continue improving quality of education and focus more on equity

    Latvia has made good progress improving its education system since independence in 1991, but more efforts are now needed to raise teaching standards and ensure that all students have access to a quality education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-May-2016

    English

    Education in Latvia

    How can Latvia improve the quality and equity of its education system and realise long-term efficiency gains? This report covers the whole education system from early childhood education and care to tertiary education and provides an assessment of Latvia’s policies and practices against the best approaches in education and skills across the OECD. This international comparison brings to the fore the many strengths of Latvia’s education system, but also highlights the challenges it faces and provides a number of recommendations in response. This report will be of value to Latvia but also policy makers in other countries looking to raise the quality, equity and efficiency of their education systems.
  • 12-May-2016

    English

    OECD to launch review of education in Latvia Thursday 19 May 2016

    OECD to launch review of education in Latvia Thursday 19 May 2016

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  • 11-May-2016

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    Accession: Latvia invited to join OECD

    OECD countries agreed today to invite Latvia to become a member of the Organisation – a move that would extend OECD’s membership to 35 countries.

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  • 11-May-2016

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    Latvia's accession to the OECD

    Latvia is due to become the 35th country to join the OECD upon the deposit of its instrument of accession with the French Government, the depository of the Convention. Latvia was invited by OECD countries to open negotiations for membership in May 2013.

  • 31-March-2016

    English

    OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Latvia 2016

    Latvia has undergone major economic and social change since the early 1990s. Despite an exceptionally deep recession following the global financial crisis, impressive economic growth over the past two decades has narrowed income and productivity gaps relative to comparator countries in the OECD. But Latvians report low degrees of life satisfaction, very large numbers of Latvians have left the country, and growth has not been inclusive. A volatile economy and very large income disparities create pressing needs for more effective social and labour-market policies. The government’s reform programme rightly acknowledges inequality as a key challenge. However, without sustained policy efforts and adequate resources, there is a risk that productivity and income growth could remain below potential and social cohesion could be further weakened by high or rising inequality.
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