Description : The OECD's survey of the Norwegian economy considers a range of issues including: macroeconomic developments, prospects and policy challenges; and policies to boost potential output growth. This issue also contains a special feature on public spending management and strategies for improving the effectiveness of public expenditure. Norway is the world's third largest oil exporter behind Saudi Arabia and Russia, and high oil prices have led to a very large current account surplus (15 per cent of GDP in 2001). However, whilst oil wealth is benefiting the Norwegian population, it also complicates effective macroeconomic policy management and the implementation of structural reform. Both are essential to lift labour supply and productivity levels in order to secure strong growth over the long term.
Description : This 1998 edition of OECD's periodic review of Poland's economy includes special features on privatisation and management in public enterprises, pension reform, and implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy.
Description : The Economic Survey of China assesses the country’s recent macroeconomic performance and proposes policy measures to promote higher-quality growth. Policy recommendations relate to how to integrate product and labour markets and enhance inclusiveness.
Description : Colombia has made good economic and social progress over the last two decades. Macroeconomic policies are solid and have sustained growth and smooth adjustments to shocks over the years. Maintaining and strengthening the policy framework is key to sustainable macroeconomic policies and setting the basis for higher productivity and inclusiveness. Putting Colombia on a path to stronger and more inclusive growth, and reducing dependence on natural resources, requires boosting productivity by adopting structural reforms in competition, regulations, trade policy, infrastructure, innovation, and skills.
Description : Periodic survey of the Russian economy. Special features cover small business and entrepreneurship, the gas and electricity sectors, and fiscal federalist relations.
Description : The 2005 edition of the OECD's periodic review of economic developments within the Euro area considers a range of issues including: key economic policy developments and challenges; monetary policy and exchange rates; fiscal topics; policy options for promoting growth, including enhancing the functioning of labour markets, integrating services markets, fostering innovation and implementing structural reforms; as well as a special feature focusing on growth performance and resilience.
Description : This OECD survey of the Slovak Republic economy considers a range of issues including: macroeconomic developments and key policy challenges, Euro area accession, Maastricht and exchange rate stability, fiscal targets, policies to boost job creation and improve labour mobility, education reforms, innovation policy, and public sector reforms.
Description : OECD's first Economic Survey of China documents the encouraging extent to which structural reforms in China have triggered a durable process of economic development. At the same time, the report points out where additional reform is needed. The major themes of the report include improving the framework for the private sector, labour market reforms, ageing, and reform of the public sector and the financial system.
Description : OECD's first economic survey of the Indian economy. It opens with a broad overview of economic developments over the past twenty years, showing how India has grown to become the third largest economy in the world. It then examines a series of ...
Description : OECD's 1996 Economic Survey of Spain exaimes recent economic developments, macroeconomic and structural policies, the economic outlook for 1996-97, implementing the OECD Jobs Strategy, and the social security system: pensions and health.