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.
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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 -Bibliography -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 -Bibliography 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 -Bibliography