There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.
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Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.
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This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Israel identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.
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The tax burden in Israel increased by 0.9 percentage points from 29.6% to 30.5% in 2013. The OECD average was an increase of 0.4 percentage points from 33.7% to 34.1%. The Israeli standard VAT rate is 18%, which is below the OECD average. The average VAT/GST standard rate in the OECD was 19.1% on 1 January 2014.
In 2013, 16 900 people immigrated to Israel under the Law of Return (excluding returning citizens and residents), an increase of 2% over the previous year.
Country notes outlining regional variations in health, jobs, safety, environment, access to services, civic engagement, housing, education, income, and employment. These notes are from the OECD publication "How's Life in Your Region?".
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According to a new OECD report, variation in rates of health care activity across geographic areas in countries is a cause for concern. Wide variation suggests that whether or not you will receive a particular health service depends to a very great extent on the region where you live within a country.
Country notes with main key findings of the book and key fact tables: a customised snapshot of a country's educational environment, highlighting the most important issues in the educational landscape.
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A high level of education is particularly common in Israel. The country ranks fourth among OECD countries for tertiary attainment among 25-64 year-olds.