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Hungary Economic Survey 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the strong economic growth performance in 2016-19, which entailed large increases in employment and real incomes, and the lowest unemployment rate in thirty years. The swift vaccination rollout allows a faster recovery from the pandemic from mid-2021 onwards.

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Hungary Economic Snapshot

Iceland Economic Survey 2021

Iceland’s economy is recovering from a deep COVID-19 recession. Fisheries and intellectual services exports are on the rise and foreign tourists are starting to come back as travel restrictions are gradually eased. The health crisis has been relatively mild so far, thanks to a smart testing and tracking strategy and a well-functioning health system.

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Iceland Economic Snapshot

2021 Annual Conference of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity (GFP)

The 2021 Annual Conference of the OECD Global Forum on Productivity (GFP) will be held back-to-back with the G20 Ministerial Meeting in Italy, organised jointly with the G20 Presidency of Italy, the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy and the Bank of Italy.

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Economic Outlook

Activity in many sectors has picked up and partially adapted to pandemic restrictions. Vaccine rollout, although uneven, is gaining momentum and government stimulus, particularly in the United States, is likely to provide a major boost to economic activity. But prospects for sustainable growth vary widely between countries and sectors. Faster and more effective vaccination deployment across the world is critical.

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No ordinary recovery: Navigating the Transition

Going for Growth 2021: Shaping a vibrant economy

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing long-standing structural weaknesses in our economies and widening gaps in living standards among countries, regions and people. Just as the vaccine rollout gradually instils hope, the post-pandemic recovery creates new opportunities to set in place the foundations for a vibrant recovery. With continued macroeconomic support, policymakers can shape the recovery to boost growth, enhance resilience and inclusiveness, and improve environmental sustainability.

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Going for Growth

COVID-19 Country Policy Response Tracker

Public Finance Data Portal

This portal provides data and documents from the OECD and external sources to facilitate public finance research.

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Global Forum on Productivity

The OECD Global Forum on Productivity (GFP) fosters international co-operation between public bodies promoting productivity-enhancing policies. Access the latest research and data on productivity trends and institutions, and follow upcoming events.

 

Indicators of Product Market Regulation

Pro-competition regulation in the markets for goods and services can help boost living standards, can raise output per capita by increasing investment and employment, and can encourage firms to be more innovative and efficient, thereby lifting productivity. To measure countries’ regulatory stance and to track reform progress over time, since 1998 the OECD has been producing a set of indicators of product market regulation (PMR). This set included an economy-wide indicator and a group of indicators that measures regulation at the sector level.

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