The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a historic blow to the Netherlands’ economy, but a swift policy response, effective support to people and firms, and a digitalised workforce, have helped the country to weather the crisis relatively well. It is important to use the recovery to address long-term challenges including housing shortages, imbalances in the labour market and environmental pressures, according to a new OECD report.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which the Netherlands 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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People in the Netherlands consume on average 9.6 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.0 bottles of wine or 3.7 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in the Netherlands, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
Foreign bribery enforcement has ramped up in the Netherlands following the establishment of specialised investigative and prosecutorial teams. Nevertheless, only a small number of cases have been concluded in relation to the size and risk profile of the Dutch economy: just seven companies and two individuals have been sanctioned in five foreign bribery cases to date, all through non-trial resolutions.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in the Netherlands and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.
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Key findings for The Netherlands from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"
The roundtable will launch the OECD's Government at a Glance 2021, a flagship OECD report which provides a comprehensive set of rigorous, internationally comparable data on government resources, activities and results in OECD countries and beyond.