Improving the Czech health care system

by Falilou Fall, Czech Republic desk, OECD Economics Department Health outcomes in the Czech Republic have improved considerably over the last decade. Life expectancy rose by 2.6 years to 78.7 years between 2005 and 2015 towards the OECD average of 80.6 years. This was achieved with relatively low expenditures on health care of about 7% … More Improving the Czech health care system

The Czech economy is thriving but labour shortages will limit growth

by Falilou Fall, Head of Czech Desk, OECD Economics Department Growth, driven by both internal and external demand, has been accelerating since 2013 and at 4.6% in 2017 it was more balanced than in previous years. Household consumption is supported by income growth, a declining savings rate as confidence is high, and by rising credit. … More The Czech economy is thriving but labour shortages will limit growth

When size matters: scaling up delivery of Czech local services  

By Christine Lewis, Economist, Country Studies, OECD Economics Department A key argument for small local governments is that they can better deliver the services that their residents want and need. A key question is: what size is too small?  When is the average cost of services too high, the range of choice too narrow or … More When size matters: scaling up delivery of Czech local services  

Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic

By Falilou Fall, Head of the Czech Republic Desk, Country Studies Branch, OECD Economics Department Productivity catch-up along with deeper integration into the global economy played a central role in the convergence of the Czech incomes toward OECD countries before the 2008 financial crisis. However, since then the convergence process has stalled. Labour productivity trends … More Leveraging R&D and innovation policies to foster productivity in Czech Republic