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Cities can generate growth and jobs while becoming greener – this is the message of the OECD’s new Green Growth in Cities report. Drawing on case studies of Paris, Chicago, Kitakyushu and Stockholm, the report identifies green policies that can respond to urban growth priorities and suggests how to implement and finance them.
Sweden should make greater efforts to prevent and address mental health problems among people under the age of 30, in order to boost their job prospects and reduce government spending on health care and out-of-work benefits, according to a new OECD report.
The purpose of this review is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of the key
elements, relationships and dynamics that drive the Swedish innovation system and the
opportunities to enhance it through government policy.
The Swedish economy is resilient but faces some challenges. Addressing the short-term risks in the labour and financial markets, while achieving more stable, inclusive and green growth in the longer term requires continuing with structural reforms.
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List of Economic Surveys of Sweden
In 2011, Swedish net official development assistance stood at USD 5.61 billion. The budget for Swedish ODA is linked to the country’s gross national income (GNI) and has, therefore, fluctuated in recent years. The 2011 ODA level is an increase of 10.5% in real terms over 2010 levels, well above the average annual growth rate of 1% that Swedish ODA recorded during the period 2006 to 2010.
The OECD Review of Regulatory Reform in Sweden presents an overall picture of regulatory achievements and challenges including regulatory quality, competition policy, and market openness. The 2010 report on Better Regulation analyses key questions for the good management of regulatory policy and reform. This page also includes updates on Sweden in the regulatory policy field.
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Sweden enjoys an 81.5% employment rate for all levels of education – the second highest rate of all OECD countries after Iceland (Table A7.1b).
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Total health spending accounted for 9.6% of GDP in Sweden in 2010, which was just above the OECD average of 9.5%.