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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Addressing Migration Challenges beyond the Current Humanitarian Crisis

    In the last 25 years Greece turned from an emigration to an immigration country. Today the country is faced with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis with the arrival of close to 950,000 people between January 2015 and February 2016.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Reforming the State-Owned Enterprises Sector

    The state continues to exercise considerable influence on the Greek economy. According to the OECD’s Product Market Regulation indicator, Greece has one of the highest degrees of state control in the productive sectors across OECD countries.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Controlling Spending While Improving Access and Quality of Health Services

    Public health spending in Greece fell by a third in real-terms between 2009 and 2013, with severe cuts across the board and changes to entitlement, benefits and user charges.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Greece Policy Brief: Equipping the Young with Sufficient Basic Skills to Succeed in Life

    PISA results show that Greece is not equipping its young people with the basic skills they need to compete in today’s world economy.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Lithuania Policy Brief: Towards a Reduction in Energy Intensity

    Lithuania's energy intensity is high in international comparison. Lowering it will make the country less dependent on energy imports, while at the same time contributing to a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other pollutants.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Lithuania Policy Brief: Reforming the State-Owned Enterprises Sector

    Ensuring that SOEs perform efficiently – and on a level playing field with private competitors – is crucial for allocative efficiency in the broader economy and sound management of public resources. Making sure that SOEs operate in a clean and transparent manner is critical for maintaining citizens’ trust in the institutions which have been tasked with overseeing SOEs on their behalf.

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  • 2-March-2016

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    Policy Brief: Parental leave: Where are the fathers?

    All OECD countries, except the United States, provide nationwide paid maternity leave. Over half also offer paternity leave to fathers right after childbirth. By enabling fathers to take on a greater share of the childcare burden, parental leave can support women’s careers.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Strengthening Integration into Global Value Chains

    Boosting the productivity and competitiveness of the economy would help Costa Rica to progress further and take full advantage of its integration into GVCs. Improving the competitiveness of services sectors is particularly pertinent.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Improving Institutional Arrangements for Better Service Delivery

    Fragmentation is putting pressure on the effectiveness of the country’s governance mechanisms and service delivery capacity, further aggravated by limited steering and coordination capacity.

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  • 29-February-2016

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    Costa Rica Policy Brief: Towards a More Inclusive Society in Costa Rica

    Income inequality in Costa Rica is high by international standards and, in contrast with most other Latin American countries, it has increased in recent years.

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