The average worker in Norway faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 37.3% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Norway was ranked 18 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
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This note presents key findings for Norway from Society at a Glance 2014 - OECD Social indicators. This 2014 publication also provides a special chapter on: the crisis and its aftermath: a “stress test” for societies and for social policies.
Norway’s prosperous and well-managed economy is offering admirable levels of economic and social well-being to its citizens, Mr Gurría said during the launch.
Norway’s economy has continued to prosper, but the financial system needs to be resilient against possible systemic risk, and a vibrant entrepreneurial culture will be important to maintain sustainable growth in the future.
The Norwegian economy is performing well, generating inclusive growth, strong social mobility and low unemployment. But to ensure future prosperity, Norway must continue with growth-enhancing reforms while ensuring financial stability, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Norway.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Oslo on 5 March to present the 2014 OECD Economic Survey of Norway.
This diagnostic report identifies 12 skills challenges for Norway which were distilled from a series of interactive diagnostic workshops held with a range of stakeholders. It marshals a wide array of relevant OECD evidence to shed further light on these challenges. It also offers some concrete examples of how other countries are tackling similar skills challenges.
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How's Life? report, 2013 edition - Country note - Norway (PDF)
The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, visited the OECD today to hold a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General Angel Gurría. They discussed the on-going collaboration between Norway and the OECD and how the Organisation can best contribute to Mrs. Solberg’s agenda for reform.
Norway gave USD 4.8 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.93 percent of its gross national income (GNI).