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  • 12-May-2015

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    Tackling harmful alcohol use: Czech Republic

    Levels of alcohol consumption in the Czech Republic are above the OECD average and have remained relatively stable in the last 30 years. In 2012, an average of 11.6 litres of pure alcohol per capita was consumed in the Czech Republic, compared with an estimate of 9.1 litres in the OECD.

  • 5-May-2015


    The Czech Republic’s fourth Industrial Revolution - Business Brief

    Innovation and creativity have long been hallmarks of the Czech Republic. After all, this is the country that invented the term “robot”, when Czech writer, Karel Čapek, coined the word back in 1921.

  • 13-April-2015

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    Water Resources Allocation: Czech Republic Country Profile

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.

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  • 16-September-2014

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    Geographic Variations in Health Care: Country note for the Czech Republic

    According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas within Czech Republic is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.

  • 25-June-2014


    Czech Republic should improve primary care and prevention to reduce chronic disease, says OECD

    Strengthening primary health care and prevention programmes would help stem the growing tide of diabetes and other chronic health conditions in the Czech Republic, according to a new OECD report.

  • 21-May-2014


    Czech Republic: Tackling long-term unemployment requires stronger local actions to develop skills, says OECD

    The Czech Republic has made significant progress towards creating a stable and attractive climate for investment, but more could be done to tackle long-term and youth unemployment through integrated actions across employment, skills and economic development policies at the local level, according to a new OECD report.

  • 15-April-2014


    Taxing Wages: Country note for the Czech Republic

    The average worker the Czech Republic faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 42.4% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Czech Republic was ranked 9 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

  • 18-March-2014


    Growth and Competition: Challenges for Europe and the Czech Republic

    The Czech Republic has made impressive progress in terms of living standards since it joined the OECD 20 years ago, but significant room for improvement exists in several areas. As the external environment is not especially supportive at present, the Czech Republic needs to mobilise domestic drivers of growth to further close the income gap with advanced economies, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 17-March-2014


    Czech Republic is recovering, but more must be done to jump-start income convergence with euro area countries, OECD says

    The Czech economy is finally coming out of a prolonged recession but must take further steps to speed up income convergence towards the euro area countries, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the Czech Republic.

  • 17-March-2014


    The OECD Secretary-General in Prague, 18 March 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, was in Prague on 18 March on an official visit, to present the 2014 OECD Economic Survey of the Czech Republic. He held a bilateral meeting with Mr. Milos Zeman, President of the Czech Republic, as well as with the Prime Minister, Mr. Bohuslav Sobotka, and several ministers of his Cabinet, and with Mr. Miroslav Singer, Governor of the Czech National Bank.

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