OECD Economic Survey of The Netherlands launches Thursday 24 April 2014


17/04/2014 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of The Netherlands, to be published on Thursday 24 April 2014, assesses the country’s gradual emergence from a protracted recession as well as the  structural reforms the government has implemented, or plans to put in place, to help the economy recover. The Survey discusses the state of public finances and proposes reforms to head off risks in the banking sector, contain household indebtedness and boost the dynamism of small and medium-sized enterprises.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with Henk Kamp, the Netherlands’ minister of economic affairs, andSander Dekker, secretary of state Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.The news conference begins at 15:30 CET (13:30 GMT) at the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Bezuidenhoutseweg 73, Den Haag).


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 15:30 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.


Mr Gurría will also present two new OECD reports on the Netherlands: a Territorial Review of the Netherlands, which discusses ways to strengthen territorial development policies and governance, and a Review of Innovation Policy, which assesses innovation systems and  recommends ways to improve policies which impact performance, notably as concerns R&D.


For further information on the news conference, contact Pim van Strien, in the communications office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (+31 6 199 00776).


For further information on the Economic Survey, the Territorial Review or the Review of Innovation Policy, or to request advance copies, contact the OECD Media Office   (+33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of The Netherlands 2014, 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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