The scheme Business incubators in the Latvian regions supports the establishment of business incubators in disadvantaged and rural regions to support entrepreneurs in setting-up and developing their business. The aim of the policy is to stimulate economic development of the Latvian regions outside of Riga.
This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It also includes a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).
This chapter reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policies, and performance in Latvia.
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The typical teacher in lower secondary education in Latvia is a 47 year old woman, who reports having 22 years of teaching experience and who completed a teacher education or training programme. Teachers in Latvia report spending 84% of their lesson time on actual teaching and learning, and 90% teachers report overall satisfaction with their job.
Šodienas saistītajā pasaulē korupcijas negatīvā ietekme ir jūtama visas pasaules ekonomikā un visā sabiedrībā tālu no vietas, kurā tā ir notikusi. Lai efektīvi cīnītos pret korupciju gan valstu līmenī, gan starptautiskā līmenī, publiskajā un privātajā sektorā ir nepieciešama pārskatāmība, atbildība un integritāte.
The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework.
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