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  • 1-April-2016

    English

    National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2015

    The 2015 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.

    The data in this publication are also available on line via www.oecd-ilibrary.org under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga-data-en and http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/na-gga08-data-en).

  • 1-February-2016

    English

    Ben-Gurion Leadership Award Ceremony

    I know that I am joining a small, and exceptionally distinguished circle, including President Shimon Peres, whom I have welcomed personally to the OECD in Paris. In five years, Israel has become an important contributor to the OECD’s work. Its expertise on key areas of our economies, like water management, “clean tech”, innovation and entrepreneurship, has become a source of best practices.

  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

    Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

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  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel

    Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel provides a description of the level, distribution, and sustainability of well-being in Israel. Drawing on the methodology developed in the bi-annual report on well-being in OECD countries – How's Life? – this report extends the methodology to provide in an-depth examination of well-being in a single OECD country. The report examines well-being in Israel in the context of the Israeli government's recent initiative to develop indicators of well-being, resilience, and sustainability, and provides a complementary account of well-being in Israel with a stronger focus on international comparisons.

    Going beyond a simple statistical description of the level and distribution of well-being in Israel, the report also uses Israel as a case study of how well-being measures can be used to identify areas of high policy relevance. In particular, the report analyses the preferences of Israeli citizens across the different dimensions of the OECD well-being framework. Finally, the report reviews the Israeli statistical system from the perspective of measuring well-being, and notes the key areas where further statistical development is desirable.

    Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel is part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, which features a series of publications on measuring well-being, as well as the Better Life Index, an interactive website that aims to involve citizens in the debate about what a better life means to them.

  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Israel on 31 January and 1 February 2016

    This visit commemorated the 5th anniversary of Israel's accession to the OECD. The Secretary-General held meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin, as well as with most of the Cabinet Ministers. He also presented the OECD Economic Survey of Israel and the report "Measuring and Assessing Well-Being in Israel".

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  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Economic Survey of Israel 2016

    The Israeli economy has strong fundamentals, employment is rising, inflation is low, the external surplus is comfortable, and public finances are in good shape, but productivity performance is weak, income inequalities and poverty are high.

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  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Launch of “Measuring and Assessing Well-being in Israel”

    By looking at a single country under the microscope we can hone in on the fine details: we can describe the level and distribution of well-being in Israel, but also go beyond this to look at the sustainability of well-being over time, how well-being measures can be used to inform policy, and to identify the key data gaps associated with measuring well-being in Israel.

  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel Policy Brief: Securing Adequate Resources for Israel's Health System

    Israel has built a good healthcare system, combining universal coverage with a degree of competition and choice. However, some risks remain, at least in the medium term.

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  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel Policy Brief: Improving Vocational Education and Training for More Equity and Growth

    Israel’s economy is threatened by a series of serious skills shortages arising from a retirement wave among highly-skilled migrants.

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  • 31-January-2016

    English

    Launch of 2016 Economic Survey of Israel

    While Israel has closed the gap in average living standards with the most advanced OECD economies, a number of challenges lie ahead to ensure growth is sustainable and inclusive.

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