In the ten years since the introduction of Seguro Popular, some 50 million Mexicans previously at risk of unaffordable health care bills now have access to health insurance. The OECD Review of Health Systems: Mexico 2016 finds that the share of the population exposed to unaffordable or impoverishing health care costs has fallen from 3.3% to 0.8% of the population in the past decade.
The report provides a comprehensive picture on the territorial differences in many well-being dimensions across the 31 Mexican states and the Federal District. It represents a sound base for state and local policy makers, political leaders and citizens to better understand people’s living conditions, gauge progress in various aspects of economy and society and use these indicators to improve the design and implementation of policies. It is a part of the “How’s Life in Your Region?” work produced by the OECD Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the behest of the Regional Development Policy Committee.
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The tax burden in Mexico declined by 0.2 percentage points from 19.7% to 19.5% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
Mayors and ministers gathered for the 6th OECD Roundtable concluded that the solution to climate change will happen in cities. National governments alone will not be able to tackle environmental challenges, sustainable development should include cities and their governments as main stakeholders. Creating sustainable cities is a global agenda and Habitat III is an opportunity to shape the global urban agenda for the next 20 years.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
The New International Airport of Mexico City (NAICM) should position Mexico as a regional hub and improve its competitiveness. It is scheduled to be operational in 2020 in answer to the pressing need for the expansion of the city's airport capabilities. The airport, whose construction is managed by a state-owned entity (GACM), is currently the largest Mexican infrastructure project.
A project of this magnitude requires tailored strategic frameworks and actions in several policy areas. Building on international experience, this report provides a comprehensive assessment, and analysis and recommendations in four key dimensions contributing to the effective delivery of large infrastructure projects: governance, procurement, integrity and communication.
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La expectativa de vida ha aumentado más lento en México que en otros países de la OCDE, por lo que México ahora es el país menos longevo de la OCDE. Esto se debe a elevados niveles de factores de riesgo para la salud, al igual que a barreras persistentes para el acceso a servicios sanitarios de alta calidad.
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Life expectancy has increased much more slowly in Mexico than in other OECD countries, so Mexico now has the lowest life expectancy of all OECD countries. This is due to higher risk factors to health and mortality, but also to persisting barriers to access to high-quality care.
Es un honor recibir el Premio Isidro Fabela, que lleva el nombre de aquel ilustre diplomático y pensador mexicano que, junto con Alfonso Reyes y otros colegas del Ateneo de la Juventud, contribuyó a dar forma al pensamiento y a la diplomacia de México.
Es un placer participar en este Foro de Bloomberg y El Financiero dedicado a la crucial tarea de Impulsar a México. Quisiera compartir con ustedes las perspectivas de la OCDE sobre la economía mexicana y sobre las importantes reformas que nuestro país está promoviendo.