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PHASE 3bis Report on Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Greece

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) PHASE 3bis Report on Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Greece, March 2015.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Phase 3bis Report on Greece by the OECD Working Group on Bribery evaluates and makes recommendations to Greece on its implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions and related instruments. The Report results from the Working Group’s exceptional …Read More

Greece: Solidarity and Adjustment in Times of Crisis

Giannitsis, Τ. & Zografakis, S. (2015) “Greece: Solidarity and Adjustment in Times of Crisis“, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, IMK Studies, Nr. 38., Düsseldorf:  March.   This report attempts to examine the impact of the crisis and crisis policies on incomes, inequality and poverty in Greece. Based on extensive income and tax data, it investigates changes in incomes, direct, indirect and property taxation and their incidence between 2008 and 2012-13, their impact on pre- …Read More

Fairly Sharing the Social Impact of the Crisis in Greece

Koutsogeorgopoulou, V., Matsaganis, M., Leventi, Schneider, J. D., (2013), “Fairly Sharing the Social Impact of the Crisis in Greece” , OECD, Paris.   Poverty and income inequality have worsened since the onset of the crisis. While the design of fiscal measures has mitigated the burden sharing of fiscal adjustment, as the recession has deepened unemployment has risen, earnings have declined and social tensions have increased. Getting people back to work …Read More

Standard Eurobarometer 80

European Commission, (2013), Standard Eurobarometer 80, European Commission / Directorate-General for Communication, December. This report presents the first results of the Standard Eurobarometer 80 survey, which was carried out between 2 and 17 November 2013 in 34 countries or territories: the 28 European Union Member States, the five candidate countries (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Montenegro and Serbia), and the Turkish Cypriot Community in the part of …Read More

Sustainable development in the European Union

Eurostat, (2013), Sustainable development in the European Union: 2013 monitoring report of the EU sustainable development strategy, European Union and Eurostat: Luxembourg. Of the more than 100 indicators presented in this report, 12 have been identified as headline indicators. They are intended to give an overall picture of whether the EU has achieved progress towards sustainable development in terms of the objectives and targets defined in the EU Sustainable Development …Read More

Health at a Glance 2013

OECD, (2013), Health at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators, Paris: OECD. This seventh edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health …Read More

Human Life? 2013 – Measuring Well-Being

OECD, (2013), Human Life? 2013 – Measuring Well-Being, Paris: OECD. Every person aspires to a good life. But what does “a good or a better life” mean? The second edition of How’s Life? paints a comprehensive picture of well-being in OECD countries and other major economies, by looking at people’s material living conditions and quality of life across the population. In addition, the report contains in-depth studies of four key …Read More

OECD Skills Outlook 2013

OECD, (2013), OECD Skills Outlook 2013: First results from the survey of adult skills, Paris: OECD. Key Findings of the Survey Progress across generations Some countries have made impressive progress over recent decades in equipping more people with better literacy and numeracy skills. Young Koreans, for example, are outperformed only by their Japanese peers, while Korea’s 55 to 64 year-olds are among the three lowest-performing groups of this age. Older …Read More

The Human Capital Report

World Economic Forum, (2013), “The Human Capital Report”, World Economic Forum, October. The Human Capital Report details the findings of a new Index which measures countries on their ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars: Education, Health & Wellness, Workforce & Employment and Enabling Environment.   Relevant Posts  De Molli, V., (2013), “European Best Performers in Times of Crisis”, EconoMonitor, 18 September. World …Read More

A Cautionary Tale: The true cost of austerity and inequality in Europe

Oxfam, (2013), “A Cautionary Tale: The true cost of austerity and inequality in Europe”, Oxfam Briefing Paper, 12 September. European austerity programmes have dismantled the mechanisms that reduce inequality and enable equitable growth. With inequality and poverty on the rise, Europe is facing a lost decade. An additional 15 to 25 million people across Europe could face the prospect of living in poverty by 2025 if austerity measures continue. Oxfam …Read More