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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – the ability of microbes to resist antimicrobials - remains an alarming global health threat that jeopardises the effectiveness of many 20th century public health advances. In recent years, Belgium made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.
The tax wedge for the average single worker in Belgium increased by 0.6 percentage points from 52.4% in 2021 to 53.0% in 2022. The OECD average tax wedge in 2022 was 34.6% (2021, 34.6%).
The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Belgium decreased by 0.5 percentage points from 42.5% in 2020 to 42.0% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.
À l’heure où la guerre en Ukraine aggrave les difficultés économiques et budgétaires et fait peser des risques sur la reprise, la Belgique devrait intensifier ses réformes structurelles pour renforcer ses finances publiques et accroître son potentiel de croissance.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Belgium is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
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Belgium consumes 11.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.3 bottles of wine or 4.3 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Belgium, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Belgium and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges