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In 2013, Spain provided USD 2.2 billion ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.16% of gross national income (GNI) and a 3.7% increase in real terms from 2012.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
Getting regions and cities 'right', adapting policies to the specificities of where people live and work, is vital to improving citizens’ well-being. View the country factsheets from the publication OECD Regional Outlook 2014.
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Health policies in Spain have responded to some variations in health care, but more effort needed as wide variations persist.
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
Spain is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. Decisive banking and fiscal reforms, coupled with supportive monetary policy from the European Central Bank, have reduced financial tensions and improved public finance.
The Spanish economy is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. To ensure a sustainable recovery and a return to lower levels of unemployment, full implementation of ongoing structural reforms is needed, warned OECD Secretary-General.
Structural reforms (labour market, banking, fiscal) have put the economy on the road to recovery.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Spain on 8 September 2014 to present the OECD 2014 Economic Survey of Spain, with the participation of Minister Luis de Guindos. While in Madrid, the Secretary-General held meetings with the Spanish authorities.
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The number of jobless people in Spain declined significantly in the second quarter of 2014 as strong job creation led to a significant decrease in the country's high unemployment rate. The rate, one of the highest in the OECD, fell to 24.5% from 25.3% in the first quarter. The unemployment rate is still 15.7 percentage points higher than before the crisis and there are still 3.6 million more unemployed.