OECD's 2011 Economic Survey of the Czech Republic examines recent economic trends and policies, public spending efficiency and energy system efficiency.
Table of contents:
Basic statistics of the Czech Republic Executive summary Assessment and recommendations -Slowing convergence calls for a broad based reform effort -Past reforms went a long way, but further reform effort is needed to support growth -Enhancing public spending efficiency would make the public sector less burdensome -Improving energy system efficiency to support growth and meet greenhouse gas emission objectives -Bibliography -Annex A1. Progress in structural reform -Annex A2. Competitiveness strategy for the Czech Republic Chapter 1.Enhancing public spending efficiency -The fiscal policy framework is largely sound but can be further improved -Budgetary management and control to promote efficiency -The pension system is undergoing major reform -The efficiency of health spending -Bibliography -Annex 1.A1. Potential health outcome gains due to efficiency improvements Chapter 2.Improving energy system efficiency -High emissions are due to high energy intensity and an unfavourable fuel mix -Energy system transformation is needed -A comprehensive policy framework needs to be based on carbon pricing -Addition sectoral policies should be strengthened -Bibliography