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OECD Economic Surveys: Belgium 2013
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 May 2013
Pages: 104 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264183001 , OECD Code: 102013101P1
Price:   €45 | $63 | £40 | ¥5800 | MXN810 , Standard shipping included!
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OECD's 2013 Economic Survey of Belgium examines recent economic developments, policies and prospects. In addition special chapters cover cost-efficient health and infrastructure policies.

Table of contents:

Basic Statistics of Belgium, 2011
Executive summary
Assessment and recommendations

-Exiting the crisis with a more agile economy and better prepared for ageing challenges
-The recovery is hesitant
-Longer-term growth and the environment
-Sustainable public finances
-Measures to stimulate labour supply and demand
-Health care needs to be provided more efficiently and flexibly in an ageing society
-Rationalising the use of the transport infrastructure to reduce congestion
-Annex A1. Progress in main structural reforms
Chapter 1. Enhancing the cost efficiency and flexibility of the health sector to adjust to population ageing
-Population ageing poses considerable challenges
-Performance of the health system
-Improving the organisation of the health system to enhance cost-efficiency
-Improving information flows and incentives at the level of care providers and patients
-Enabling adaptation to changing demand patterns in an ageing society
Chapter 2. Better use of infrastructures to reduce environmental and congestion costs
-The transport system is well developed
-High transport volumes raise congestion and environmental costs
-Reducing road congestion should be a priority
-Rail transport has been growing in importance

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