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  • 29-September-2017

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    Latvia Policy Brief: Strengthening the education and skills system of Latvia

    Concerted efforts are necessary to ensure equal opportunities for all students throughout the education lifecycle, including through more generous and targeted grants for low-income students at vocational and tertiary education levels.

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  • 29-September-2017

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    Latvia Policy Brief: Inequality - Improving policies to reduce inequality in Latvia

    Latvia faces high levels of income inequality and poverty. The tax and redistribution system only partially alleviates inequalities resulting from market incomes. Long-term unemployment and inadequate minimum social protection drive poverty among the working-age population.

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  • 29-September-2017

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    Latvia Policy Brief: Promoting better access to care while delivering health care more effectively

    Within a context of lower resources and higher health needs than in many OECD countries, Latvia’s health system delivers relatively efficient and effective care to the population, however, existing financial and geographical barriers to care are important drivers of unmet health care needs.

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  • 30-June-2017

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    Belgium Policy Brief: Helping low-educated young people who are at risk of being left behind

    13.5% of those aged 15-29 are not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Belgium. This is a structural phenomenon with young people without upper secondary education especially at risk: they are six times as likely to be NEET in their late twenties than their university-educated peers.

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  • 30-June-2017

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    Slovakia Policy Brief: Improving health outcomes and increasing efficiency

    The health system of the Slovak Republic provides universal coverage to its population but struggles to become more efficient and needs to address the large regional differences in both health outcomes and resources.

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  • 30-June-2017

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    Slovakia Policy Brief: Strengthening the education and skills system of the Slovak Republic

    Concerted efforts are needed to improve the quality and relevance of skills developed throughout the education and training system – from early childhood all the way through school, vocational and tertiary education to adult learning.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the performance of Japan's SME sector

    Between 1999 and 2014, the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Japan dropped by 21% as a result of the retirement of ageing business owners and weak entrepreneurial intentions in the Japanese population.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Strengthening innovation for productivity and greater wellbeing

    To improve productivity and help address socio-economic challenges, such as ageing, Japan needs to strengthen its innovation performance.

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  • 14-April-2017

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    Japan Policy Brief: Improving the labour market outcomes of women

    Facilitating female employment is particularly important given Japan’s shrinking and ageing population, which has already contributed to labour shortages.

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  • 31-March-2017

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    China Policy Brief: Fostering foreign direct investment in services sectors

    China has recently undertaken important steps to liberalise foreign direct investment (FDI), placing the country among the top FDI reformer countries according to the OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index.

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