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  • 24-May-2024


    Modernising Latvia’s Public Employment Service through Digitalisation

    EU Funded Note Latvia’s public employment service, the State Employment Agency (SEA), is undertaking a modernisation of its service delivery. This review discusses the SEA’s digitalisation needs and strategy to guide its modernisation efforts. It provides a detailed assessment of the SEA’s digital infrastructure and key recommendations concerning its IT system, analytical capacity and digital tools for jobseekers and employers. This report on Latvia is the fourteenth country study published in this series.
  • 25-avril-2024


    Renforcer la dynamique des entreprises, élargir l’accès au crédit et améliorer les capacités du secteur public contribueront à rehausser le niveau de vie en Lettonie

    À la suite de la guerre d’agression menée par la Russie contre l’Ukraine, la croissance économique a marqué le pas en Lettonie, la hausse des prix de l’énergie ainsi que les perturbations des échanges et des chaînes d’approvisionnement ayant réduit la demande intérieure et pesé sur la compétitivité des entreprises, selon la dernière Étude économique de l’OCDE consacrée à la Lettonie.

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  • 6-February-2024


    Country Health Profiles 2023

    The State of Health in the EU’s Country Health Profiles provide a concise and policy-relevant overview of health and health systems in the EU/European Economic area. The 2023 edition has a special focus on behavioural risk factors and includes for the first time an examination of the state of mental health and related services in each country.

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  • 11-January-2024


    Developing Effective Online Dispute Resolution in Latvia

    EU Funded Note This report assesses the use of online dispute resolution (ODR) in Latvia. It looks at the country’s efforts to modernise its justice system and develop dispute resolution mechanisms, identifies areas for improvement in line with the OECD ODR Framework, and provides examples of the application of ODR in other countries. The assessment is enriched by the application of the OECD ODR Framework to three specific types of claims – simplified and warning procedures, and consumer claims. It provides recommendations for successfully implementing ODR in Latvia and broadly modernising the justice sector to ensure better access to justice for all.
  • 20-December-2023


    Geospatial modelling in support of Latvia's school network reorganisation initiative

    A fragmented school network resulting from demographic shifts and regional economic developments can place a significant financial burden on education systems across OECD Member and non-Member countries. This is the case in Latvia, which has made the reorganisation of its school network a policy priority. The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) is working jointly with municipalities to ensure high-quality education for every child regardless of school location. On this basis, the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities provided technical assistance to Latvia through capacity building workshops and the co-construction of a geospatial simulation model to identify schools to be considered for closing or merging. This report presents the key findings of the geospatial modelling, confirming there indeed is considerable scope for consolidating the school network and offers concrete policy recommendations for MoES and education stakeholders to consider for advancing Latvia’s school network reorganisation initiative.
  • 15-December-2023


    Latvia: Country Health Profile 2023

    This profile provides a concise and policy-focused overview of the state of health and the healthcare system in Latvia, as a part of the broader series of Country Health Profiles from the State of Health in the EU initiative. It presents a succinct analysis encompassing the following key aspects: the current health status in Latvia; the determinants of health, focusing on behavioural risk factors; the organisation of the Latvian healthcare system; and an evaluation of the health system's effectiveness, accessibility, and resilience. Moreover, the 2023 edition presents a thematic section on the state of mental health and associated services in Latvia. This profile is the collaborative effort of the OECD and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, carried out in cooperation with the European Commission.
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  • 8-November-2023


    Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Latvia 2023 (Second Round) - Peer Review Report on the Exchange of Information on Request

    This peer review report analyses the practical implementation of the standard of transparency and exchange of information on request in Latvia, as part of the second round of reviews conducted by the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes since 2016.
  • 7-November-2023

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    Health at a Glance 2023: Key findings for Latvia

    Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data and trends on population health and health system performance. This Country Note shows how Latvia compares to other OECD countries across indicators in the report.

  • 10-October-2023


    Strengthening the Innovative Capacity of the Public Sector of Latvia

    The assessment report explores the innovative capacity of the Latvian public sector to understand how innovation can be better supported and leveraged to improve the public sector's effectiveness and impact. It provides an evidence base for the development of a public sector innovation strategy and action plan.
  • 14-September-2023

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    Embracing a One Health Framework to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance in Latvia

    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, Latvia made important strides in tackling AMR. Yet, more progress is needed.

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