In 2012, international tourists in Latvia spent a total of LVL 383.6 million (EUR 545.8 million), an increase of 1.1% on 2011. Tourism is considered one of the country’s prime economic development opportunities, an important source of export revenue, and a key contributor to GDP.
The Baltic countries have experienced sustained emigration over the past decade, contributing to population decline and a loss of working-age population. The impact is felt strongly in the labour market, the general economy and in social developments. The Baltic countries are not alone in tackling these challenges. This book brings together the recent experience of various OECD countries in developing policies to cope with emigration.
At the beginning of 2012, Latvia’s population was 2.04 million. Between the 2000 and the 2011 Census, Latvia’s population had fallen by almost 13%, to 2.07 million. 63% of this decline was due to net migration, which has been negative throughout the past decade.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes welcomes Latvia as new member
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'PISA in Focus' N°3 looks at 15-year-olds' participation in after-school classes and examines its possible impact on their performance.
At the time of this review, fiscal policy in Latvia was in considerable turmoil as a consequence of the world-wide financial crisis. Thus, some of the usual budget rules and procedures were not followed during budget preparation 2009 and 2010 and budget execution 2009.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
Šī publikācija veidota no pārskatiem par karjeras attīstības atbalsta sistēmu attīstību vairākās Eiropas valstīs, ko sagatavojusi Ekonomiskās sadarbības un attīstības organizācija (OECD) un Eiropas Komisija (EK) laika periodā no 2001.līdz 2003.gadam.
This book demonstrates that the success of local development strategies depends on the capacity of the government and its partners to accelerate change within the policy and governance aspects of economic and social development.
This book analyses new economic development in the Baltic States and Northwest Russia and provides suggestions on how to speed up this progress.