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OECD Public Governance Reviews
Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  02 Aug 2013
Pages: 192 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264196483 , OECD Code: 422013091P1
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This review provides an analytical perspective of the current situation, including the construction of a database, in order to help the Greek government define reforms to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and fairness of selected social programmes. The review identifies gaps and overlaps in social protection, and highlights areas where there is room for significant efficiency gains, in order to support informed and concrete decisions by the Greek government on where budgetary savings can most appropriately be made, taking into account the balance between societal groups and the need to maintain social cohesion.

Table of contents:

Note to readers
Abbreviations and acronyms
Key findings
Executive summary
Chapter 1. Economic, social and systemic context of social welfare reforms in Greece

-Fiscal and economic context
-Social context
-Systemic context
-Conclusions and recommendations
Chapter 2. The current Greek benefit system
-Unemployment benefits
-Family benefits
-Disability benefits
-Housing benefits
-Conclusions and recommendations
Chapter 3. Towards more effective benefit system design in Greece
-Reform options
-Towards a reform package
-Social welfare funding and taxation
-Conclusions and recommendations
Chapter 4. Towards more effective system governance in Greece
-Institutional framework
-Social insurance management
-Provision of benefits
-Conclusions and recommendations
Annex A. Reader's guide
Annex B. Update of key recent developments in social welfare reforms in Greece
Annex C. Overview of social welfare and related reforms in Greece in the last 20 years
Annex D. Cost-benefit analysis of proposed reforms to the Greek social welfare system
Annex E. Key features of the OECD Database on Social Programmes in Greece
Annex F. Government expenditure in Greece in 2010
Annex G. Design and implementation of means testing for social protection

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