This page contains all information relating to implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in the Slovak Republic.
80 delegates from 20 countries and 11 organisations gathered in Bratislava for the third regional meeting of the Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. This meeting belongs to a new series of regional events that offer participants from different regions in the world the opportunity to provide their views and input into the Inclusive Framework on BEPS.
Changing labour market demand and moving up the global value chain requires high-skilled workers.
The Slovak Republic continues to exhibit robust economic performance. International competitiveness is strong, fiscal and financial policies are prudent, poverty and income inequality are low, and the country’s environmental footprint has improved markedly. Employment is rising, prices have been stable, and the external account is near balance.
Employment and hours worked are already at the highest since independence. The unemployment rate has fallen below historical norms. Nevertheless, more qualified people are needed.
Despite improvements over the past few decades, Slovak health outcomes remains poor compared with most other OECD countries, even after controlling for differences in per capita income and other social, cultural and lifestyle factors.
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The health system of the Slovak Republic provides universal coverage to its population but struggles to become more efficient and needs to address the large regional differences in both health outcomes and resources.
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Concerted efforts are needed to improve the quality and relevance of skills developed throughout the education and training system – from early childhood all the way through school, vocational and tertiary education to adult learning.
The Slovak Republic continues exhibiting robust economic performance, with strong growth backed by a sound financial sector, low public debt and high international competitiveness drawing on large inward investment.
It is a great pleasure for me to be back in Bratislava to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic. Let me begin by thanking you Minister Drucker, as well as the Mr. Kažimír, Minister of Finance, and Mr. Plavčan, Minister of Education, and their respective teams for their excellent support and input to this Survey.