Publications & Documents


  • 13-June-2014

    English

    Macroprudential policy tools in Norway: strengthening financial system resilience

    In Norway house prices have risen to high levels, associated with very strong credit growth, in a context of low interest rates. Such a combination was in many countries a contributory factor to the 2008-09 crisis.

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  • 21-May-2014

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    Norway should strengthen primary care to address evolving healthcare needs, says OECD

    Improving primary care systems and co-ordination between health services would help Norway meet the changing needs of its healthcare system, as the population ages and hospital stays become shorter, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-May-2014

    English

    OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Norway 2014 - Raising Standards

    This book presents a comprehensive review of health care quality in Norway. It finds that Norway has an impressive and comprehensive health system, which is the result of sustained commitment to providing health care for the whole Norwegian population, investment in the health system, and readiness to make changes to drive improvements. On most indicators Norway’s health system appears to be performing well, although there is some room for improvement. There have been a number of significant health care reforms in Norway over the last decade, most recently the Coordination Reform, which took effect in January 2012.

    Broadly this is a positive story, but challenges do lie ahead for Norway. Norway is putting in place measures to respond to these challenges, notably with the 2012 Coordination Reform, but still has some way to go before the fruits of such labour are truly felt across the health system. Norway’s ambitious reform agenda must now be balanced by structured efforts ‘on the ground’. Attention should now turn to putting in place appropriate data infrastructures, promoting meaningful engagement between key stakeholders, and by balancing a generous health budget that allows for important investments in developing new structures and services with attention to getting the most out of existing services.

  • 15-April-2014

    English

    Taxing Wages: Country note for Norway

    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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  • 18-March-2014

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    Society at a Glance 2014 - Key findings for Norway

    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.

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  • 5-March-2014

    English

    Launch of the Economic Survey of Norway

    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.

  • 5-March-2014

    English

    Norway’s success in generating inclusive growth can ensure future prosperity, OECD says

    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.

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  • 4-March-2014

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    The OECD Secretary-General in Oslo, 5 March 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Oslo on 5 March to present the 2014 OECD Economic Survey of Norway.

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  • 17-February-2014

    English

    OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: 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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  • 3-February-2014

    English

    Visit by the Prime Minister of Norway to the OECD (3rd February 2014)

    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.

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