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This policy profile is part of the Education Policy Outlook series, which presents comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries.
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Slovenia has the 10th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country had the 9th highest position in 2014. The average single worker in Slovenia faced a tax wedge of 42.6% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The OECD Working Group on Bribery expresses its serious concern regarding the situation of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption (CPC) in Slovenia.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
In 2014, Slovenia provided USD 62 million in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.13% of gross national income (GNI) and a 0.3% decrease in real terms from 2013. Slovenia is the 24th largest donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in terms of official development assistance (ODA) as a percentage of GNI and the 27th donor in terms of volume.
Excessive credit growth, poor risk assessment and lax lending standards in the run up to the 2008 global crisis led to unsustainable debt build-up in banks and related corporates.
Slovenia’s population is set to age rapidly in the coming decades. This demographic trend will increasingly put pressure on already fragile public finances as age related expenditure is projected to rise by 3 percentage points of GDP by the year 2030.
The rapid growth after independence stopped in 2008 as the global crisis exposed important structural weaknesses. Large state involvement and rigid labour and product markets lowered productivity.
It is my great honour to introduce to Council the Prime Minister of Slovenia, Dr. Miro Cerar, who will enlighten us on the topic of the OECD as an important partner for responsible reform.