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The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
This review analyses the energy challenges facing the Czech Republic and provides sectoral critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements. It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future.
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Czech summary of the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2010, assessing agricultural market prospects for production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices of featured commodities.
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In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.
"The crisis brought to the fore that in a globalised economy, no single country has all the answers. Using our methods of peer learning, benchmarking and monitoring, the OECD can pave the way to build a stronger, more balanced and sustainable economic growth" said Angel Gurría in a speech delivered at the Prague University.
Presenting the OECD Economic Survey of the Czech Republic in Prague, Angel Gurría underlined that "The economy has shown considerable resilience in the face of extraordinary challenges."
This chapter assesses recent regulatory reforms and considers the scope for future initiatives in this area, as well as at other ways in which the authorities could do more to enhance the business environment.
The economy has moved into the first stages of recovery, but major challenges lie ahead: assuring medium- and long-term fiscal sustainability, further advancing pro-growth tax reform and building on recent reforms to improve the business environment.