OECD Economic Survey of Norway launches Wednesday 5 March 2014


28/02/2014 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Norway, to be published on Wednesday 5 March 2014, notes the country’s success in generating inclusive growth, characterized by low unemployment, gender balance, social mobility and a relatively egalitarian income distribution. The Survey discusses Norway’s determination to strengthen financial stability, through the use of new policy tools to help policymakers prevent and manage financial crises, notably concerning housing market related risks. It also discusses the roles of entrepreneurship, competition and skills in ensuring future prosperity.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with Norway's Finance Minister Siv Jensen, at 12:00 p.m. (11:00 a.m. GMT) at the Ministry of Finance, Akersgata 40, Oslo.

The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 12:00 p.m. CET 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.

To attend the news conference, journalists should register by e-mail: For journalists unable to attend, the news conference will be webcast at:

For further information on the news conference, contact Ella E. Bye Mørland, communications advisor in the Norwegian Ministry of Finance (Tel: +47 22 24 41 05).

For further information on the Survey, or to request advance copies, contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office  (+33 1 4524 9700).

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of Finland, 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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