OECD Economic Survey of Israel launches Sunday 8 December 2013


05/12/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Israel, to be published on Sunday 8 December 2013, details the fundamental strengths of the Israeli economy as well as the challenges to maintaining sustainable growth over the long-term. The Survey looks at how stronger momentum in structural reforms -  particularly in education, social and competition policy - can help boost living standards and reduce poverty. Potential reforms to the health care system and environmental policy are also addressed.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 4:00 p.m. local time (3:00 p.m. Paris) for immediate release.


An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with Israel’s Finance Minister Yair Lapid, on 8 December, from 4:00 p.m. local time. The event will take place at the David Intercontinental Hotel (12 Kaufman Street, Tel Aviv, 61501, Tel Aviv).


Mr Gurria and Mr Lapid will discuss The Cost of Living in Israel during a panel session of the annual Israel Business Conference sponsored by Globes at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday 8 December. The event, also at the David Intercontinental Hotel, is open to the media.


For further information on these media events, contact Boaz Stempler in the finance ministry press office (, tel: +972 52 234 6684).


For further information on the Survey, or to request advance copies, contact the OECD Media Office  (+33 1 45 24 97 00).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Israel, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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