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In 2012, 18% of students in Germany were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 14% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 12% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 9% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%).
I want to congratulate Deputy Secretary-General Stefan Kapferer on his move to become the head of the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).
We in the OECD share a conviction with many of you: “Policies to foster innovation, raise productivity in an inclusive way and reduce inequality at the same time are critical for the future well-being and the future of our societies.”
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the Leadership of the Social Democratic Party of Germany.
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The tax burden in Germany declined by 0.4 percentage points from 36.5% to 36.1% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
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This 4-page online document presents the key findings from OECD Pensions at a Glance 2015 and why it is important for Germany. It also identifies two key pension policy measures which would help improve the performance of pension systems in Germany.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
L’aide étrangère de l’Allemagne a atteint un niveau record et continue d’augmenter ; cependant, d’autres efforts seront nécessaires pour atteindre non seulement l’objectif convenu par les donneurs à l’échelon international mais aussi le but que l’Allemagne s’est fixé à elle-même d’accroître l’aide aux pays les plus démunis, selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.
Deutschlands Auslandshilfe hat eine Rekordmarke erreicht und steigt noch an. Einer neueren Prüfung der OECD zufolge sind jedoch weitere Anstrengungen erforderlich, um den international vereinbarten Zielwert der Geberländer zu erreichen und Deutschlands selbstgestecktes Ziel zu erfüllen, den bedürftigsten Ländern mehr Beihilfen zu gewähren.