It is a great pleasure to join you to open this event and present the new OECD report, Local Job Creation: Employment and Skills Strategies in Slovenia. Allow me to begin by acknowledging the close partnership with both ministries throughout this project.
This report takes a case study approach, analysing the management and implementation of policies in the Drava and South-East regions of Slovenia. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local labour market policy in matching people to jobs, engaging employers in skills development activities, as well as fostering new growth and economic development opportunities. It includes practical policy examples of actions taken in Slovenia to help workers find better quality jobs, while also stimulating productivity and inclusion.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Slovenia from 3 to 5 September 2017. He held bilateral meetings with Mr. Borut Pahor, President, and Mr. Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as with several Ministers, the President of the National Assembly and members of Parliament.
Slovenia has built up a sound development programme over the last 12 years, particularly in the Western Balkans, and should now work on tightening its focus in other regions in order to get the most impact from its aid contributions.
This review assesses the performance of Slovenia, including looking at how Slovenia might increase the impact of its aid through a tighter thematic focus and geographic footprint, a stronger focus on results and better mainstreaming of gender and environment across its development co-operation.
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The employment rate in Slovenia fell below the OECD average after the recession and has not recovered yet. In the last quarter of 2016, the OECD average was 61%, while the Slovenian employment rate stood at 58.5% - more than 4 percentage points lower than its 2008 peak.
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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Slovenia had the 10th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country occupied the same position in 2015. The average single worker in Slovenia faced a tax wedge of 42.7% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
Biography of the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the OECD