Despite an exceptionally deep recession following the global financial crisis, impressive economic growth over the past two decades has narrowed income and productivity gaps relative to comparator countries in the OECD but challenges remain.
The Latvian economy is among the fastest-growing in the euro area, but continued reforms will promote a rapid and sustainable pace of convergence with upper-income countries while limiting the risk of repeated boom-and-bust cycles, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey.
This report provides a detailed diagnosis of the youth labour market and education system in Latvia and offers tailored recommendations to help improve school-to-work transitions. Latvia should step up its efforts to further reduce the share of young people under 30 who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs) by pursuing the Youth Guarantee strategy.
This website provides you with the latest data and analysis on education in Latvia. You will find an overview of the Latvian education system (Education at a Glance 2015), an analysis of the student performance (PISA 2012) and a review of the teachers and teaching conditions in Latvia (TALIS 2013).
On 1st July 2016, Latvia deposited its instrument of accession to the OECD Convention, thereby becoming a full member of the Organisation. Latvia was invited by OECD countries to open negotiations for membership in May 2013.