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  • 29-March-2019

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Stockholm, on 29 March 2019

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Stockholm, on 29 March 2019, to present the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden. While in Stockholm, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with Mr. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, and several Ministers of his Cabinet.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. Driven by robust consumption, investment and exports, GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Economic Survey of Sweden - Press Conference

    Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.

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  • 29-March-2019

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    Further reforms in Sweden can drive growth, competitiveness and social cohesion

    The Swedish economy is operating close to full capacity, with robust growth and strong employment, but uncertainties linked to the global economy shroud the outlook. Policy should aim to prolong the expansion and ensure that economic success continues to promote inclusiveness, well-being and social cohesion, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 15-June-2018

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    OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation: Going Digital in Sweden

    OECD Reviews of Digital Transformation: Going Digital in Sweden analyses recent developments of the digital economy in the country, reviews policies related to digitalisation and makes recommendations to increase policy coherence in this area. The report examines recent developments in infrastructures for the digital economy, telecom markets and related regulations and policies in Sweden. It reviews trends in the use of digital technologies by individuals, businesses and the government, and examines policies to foster diffusion. Digital security policies are discussed with a view to assess its strengths and limitations. The report also examines opportunities and challenges raised by digitalisation in key areas and analyses policy responses to these changes. The areas covered range from global value chains and innovation to jobs, skills and work in the digital economy.The report reconsiders these policies in relation to their coherence among different domains and in order to foster synergies across government ministries, levels and institutions, based on the policy framework of the OECD-wide 'Going Digital: Making the Transformation Work for Growth and Well-being' project.
  • 15-March-2018

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: The Megaregion of Western Scandinavia

    In an increasingly globalised world, cities and regions sometimes join forces with their neighbours to form 'megaregions' and tap economies of scale. This report discusses how eight cities and counties in Norway and Sweden - along the coast joining up Oslo, Gothenburg and Malmö - have decided to work closer together as the megaregion of 'Western Scandinavia'. With a total population of about 5 million inhabitants, this cross-border territory shows good potential to draw on its growing economic and cultural interlinkages, as well as its long history of institutional collaboration, to build a stronger, more sustainable and more inclusive megaregion. The report encourages local authorities to identify a common vision for their shared future development and to take concrete action towards implementing it. It also calls for national governments to tackle the challenges of cross-border transport planning to facilitate greener mobility and more inclusive labour markets.
  • 8-February-2017

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    Sweden’s economy is resilient and growing strongly, but must address rising challenges

    The Swedish economy is growing strongly, with unemployment trending downward and living standards among the highest in the world. Maintaining today’s high levels of well-being and addressing new challenges will require further actions to ensure inclusive, resilient and green growth for all, according to a new report from the OECD.

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  • 8-February-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 Economic Survey of Sweden

    Sweden weathered the global financial and economic crisis with limited damage. With GDP growing at a rate of over 3% in 2016 despite sluggish global demand, Sweden is outpacing major advanced economies, including Germany and the United States, as well as its Nordic neighbours.

  • 8-February-2017

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    Economic Survey of Sweden 2017

    Sweden weathered the global financial and economic crisis with limited damage,thanks to strong macroeconomic, fiscal and financial fundamentals, as well as a competitive and diversified business sector.

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  • 30-August-2016

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    Promoting Well-being and Inclusiveness in Sweden

    Sweden has a remarkable track record in sustaining a high level of well-being of its citizens. The country performs above the OECD average in all dimensions of the OECD’s Better Life Index, and these good outcomes are typically shared widely across the population. Sweden is one of the leading countries in receiving refugees and a strong supporter of ambitious global goals to fight climate change and implement the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. However, for this success story to continue, the country needs to reverse the declining educational performance of its youth, speed up labour market integration of newly arrived immigrants and address infrastructure deficiencies, particularly in the housing sector. Also, Sweden’s high ambitions with respect to environmental protection call for further policy action to advance the transition to a low carbon and circular economy.
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