Mr. Angel Gurría was in Madrid to attend a conference on Reform of the Public Administration in OECD countries, co-hosted with the Spanish government. He met with several high-level government officials during his official visit.
Education at a Glance 2013 - Country notes and key fact tables
This paper provides both descriptive and empirical evidence about the main youth labour market problems in Spain. Using the experiences of other EU economies as a benchmark, we document the performance of Spain as regards a wide set of youth labour market dimensions.
Spain’s enforcement of its foreign bribery laws has been extremely low, with not a single prosecution out of only seven investigations in 13 years since joining the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention. Spain must vigorously pursue foreign bribery allegations and strengthen its legal framework for fighting bribery by addressing gaps in its Penal Code, says a new OECD report.
Spain is immersed in a prolonged recession that has been compounded by the continuing crisis in the euro area. The path to recovery has been launched, but will require full implementation of reforms and some additional measures to restore confidence in the financial sector, redress public finances and bring down high unemployment, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Spain.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría will be in Madrid on Thursday, 29 November 2012 to present the 2012 OECD Economic Survey of Spain.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes the Spanish government's budget and the economic policy measures announced yesterday.
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Education at a Glance 2012: Country Notes - Spain
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Virtually all three-year-olds in Spain are enrolled in school, most of them in public institutions. Spain’s expenditure on pre-primary education (for public institutions) amounts to 0.9% of GDP, compared to the OECD average of 0.5% of the combined GDP.
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Despite some decline in the number of registered unemployed in June, high levels of unemployment in Spain are set to persist in the short-run, given its weak economic growth prospects.