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The 2000 OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Spain presents an overall picture of regulatory achievements and challenges. The 2010 report on Better Regulation analyses key questions for the good management of regulatory policy and reform. Updated information on regulatory policy and governance in Spain is also included.
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High levels of unemployment are set to continue in Spain. The harmonised unemployment rate in Spain is the second highest in the OECD area (26.9% in May 2013), only exceeded by Greece (27%) and well above the OECD average (8%).
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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.
Greater use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) can help Spain unlock governmental efficiencies and help prepare the country for future economic growth, according to a new study from the OECD.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
This report summarises the analysis, findings and policy recommendations from the project on Climate Change, Employment and Local Development undertaken by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.
These country notes provide detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members. They include a description of the country's administrative structure, regional policies and the contribution of regions to national growth.
Though the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending, its aid has almost doubled in the past 7 years. As the world’s 7th largest donor by volume, Spain plans to meet the international target of committing 0.7% of its gross national income to development aid. The government is committed to fighting poverty in developing countries and making aid more effective.
Greater trade openness does not necessarily have an adverse effect on employment, and labour market mobility and flexibility can help countries gain from globalisation, according to this comparison of Denmark and Spain.
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Employment Outlook 2011- How does Spain compare? The moderate recovery from the 2008-09 recession has not yet managed to ease pressure on the labour market, raising concerns that the currently very high unemployment rates could persist well into next year.