In parallel to a sweeping structural reform agenda, Mexico announced in 2013 a new approach to housing and urban policy. Calling for a more explicit qualitative focus on housing and the urban environment, the policy shift is a welcome development.
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The tax burden in Mexico increased by 0.1 percentage points from 19.5% to 19.6% in 2012. The corresponding figure for the OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.3% to 33.7%. The Mexican standard VAT rate is 16%, which is below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
Permanent inflows of foreigners to Mexico in 2012 decreased to 19 500, down from 21 400 in 2011.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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En 2012, los estudiantes mexicanos de 15 años obtuvieron 413 puntos en promedio, en la evaluación de matemáticas de la prueba PISA – un aumento de 28 puntos desde PISA 2003, de los más importantes entre los países de la OCDE.
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In 2012, Mexican 15-year-old students scored 413 points, on average, on the PISA mathematics assessment – an increase of 28 points since PISA 2003 and the biggest improvement among OECD countries.
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
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After recording one of the strongest rates of growth in the OECD area (3.7%), economic growth in Mexico slowed down to 1.3% in 2013, and unemployment increased by 0.1 points (to 5.0% in Q2 2014). GDP growth is expected to return to rates of over 3% in 2014 and 2015, and unemployment is expected to decrease from 5.0% to 4.5% in Q4 2014.
The Municipality of Hermosillo in Mexico shows a 12% progress in the implementation of OECD recommendations to simplify formalities to boost entrepreneurship and create employment.