The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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Mexico has the 3rd lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Mexico faced a tax wedge of 19.7% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
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Although many health indicators are improving in Mexico, the country has the lowest life expectancy in the OECD. This is due to unhealthy lifestyles with higher risk factors to health leading to chronic diseases and mortality, but also to persisting barriers of access to high-quality health care services.
This review assesses the Mexican pension system according to the OECD best practices and guidelines, and draws on international experiences and examples to make recommendations on how to improve it. It provides an international perspective on Mexico’s retirement income provision and a short and focused review of the Mexican pension system. The review covers all components of the pension system: public and private pension provision for public and private-sector workers. It provides recommendations, using OECD’s best practices in pension design, on how to improve the Mexican pension system and thus ameliorate the retirement income that people may receive from the pension system.
OECD delivers fit-for-purpose recommendations to the municipality of Torreon, Mexico to improve the quality of regulations and administrative procedures.
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In 2012, 55% of students in Mexico were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 41% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 47% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 31% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%)
This case study presents the legislation and compliance framework for the Mexican political system. It also includes information on public and private funding of political parties, candidates and campaigns. This chapter includes information taken from documents elaborated by the International Affairs Unit of the National Electoral Institute of Mexico.
OECD countries are increasingly attempting to achieve savings through their public procurement systems, in particular in healthcare. In 2012, the State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico (ISSSTE) asked the OECD to review the effectiveness and integrity of its procurement system and to address bid-rigging. Many of the OECD’s recommendations led to enduring reforms at ISSSTE. In 2015 the OECD conducted a new review focusing on planning and coordination of procurement activities, market research and improvement of medical services. This report presents the findings of the review and notes the ISSSTE’s recent achievements. It also makes recommendations to support the alignment of the ISSSTE’s procurement practices with the 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Public Procurement and includes action plans for priority activities.
Allow me to share some thoughts with you about how we at the OECD view the international economic context and the situation and trends in Mexico.
Mr. Gurría presented the OECD Health System Review of Mexico and the report "Improving ISSSTE's Public Procurement for Better Results". He also attended the Economic Outlook Seminar 2016 and received a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM).