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  • 15-April-2021

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    Policies for a climate-neutral industry - Lessons from the Netherlands

    This paper presents a comprehensive assessment of the policy instruments adopted by the Netherlands to reach carbon neutrality in its manufacturing sector by 2050. The analysis illustrates the strength of combining a strong commitment to raising carbon prices with ambitious technology support, uncovers the pervasiveness of competitiveness provisions, and highlights the trade-off between short-term emissions cuts and longer-term technology shift. The Netherlands’ carbon levy sets an ambitious price trajectory to 2030, but is tempered by extensive preferential treatment to energy-intensive users, yielding a highly unequal carbon price across firms and sectors. The country’s technology support focuses on the cost-effective deployment of low-carbon options, which ensures least-cost decarbonisation in the short run but favours relatively mature technologies. The paper offers recommendations for policy adjustments to reach the country’s carbon neutrality objective, including the gradual removal of exemptions, enhanced support for emerging technologies and greater visibility over future infrastructure plans.
  • 5-November-2020

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    The Netherlands has increased foreign bribery enforcement but there are concerns about the number of concluded cases to date

    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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  • 24-June-2020

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    Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion - How does the Netherlands compare?

    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.

  • 9-March-2020

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    How's life in the Netherlands?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.

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  • 27-November-2019

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    Pensions at a Glance 2019 - Key findings for The Netherlands

    Key findings for The Netherlands from the report "Pensions at a Glance 2019"

  • 14-November-2019

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    Government at a Glance

    Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.

  • 4-December-2018

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    Good jobs for all in a changing world of work: The new OECD Jobs Strategy – Key findings for the Netherlands

    The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.

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  • 7-November-2018

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    Het “Superbug” Tij Keren In Nederland

    Resistentie onder acht antibiotica-bacterie paren is licht gestegen in de laatste jaren, van 3% in 2005 naar 5% in 2015. Dit kan toenemen tot 6% in 2030 als de huidige trends in antibioticaconsumptie, bevolkingsomvang en economische groei doorzetten. De resistentie prevalentie in Nederland is aanmerkelijk lager dan het OESO gemiddelde in 2015 (17%).

  • 7-November-2018

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    Stemming the Superbug Tide in the Netherlands

    Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in the Netherlands have slightly increased in recent years, from 3% in 2005 to 5% in 2015, and could go up to 6% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in the Netherlands were markedly lower than the OECD average in 2015.

  • 1-September-2018

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    Netherlands : Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biographical note of the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands.

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