'One of our recommendations in the fourth round is related to implementation – that is an area where the country needs to step up its efforts.'
OECD analysis of collaborative problem-solving skills: Czech 15-year-olds who attended pre-primary school are more likely to enjoy, value cooperation
Globally, girls are much better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving. Czech 15-year-olds responded to questions related to team work, relations with peers and teachers.
In the Czech Republic, the material and social deprivation rate in 2016 was higher among people with primary education (21.2%), followed by those with secondary education (7.8%) and people with tertiary education (1.7%).
The share of unemployed broke another record in November, when it dropped to its lowest level at 3.5%. The number of vacancies did not lag behind, surpassing October’s maximum. Therefore, finding a suitable work force is increasingly difficult for companies. However, given the negative seasonal factors, we expect the share of the unemployed will rise again from December.
Representatives of businesses in the Czech Republic met new US Ambassador today at the AmCham. Topics that were discussed in regard of concrete problems in the particular companies and sequements of businesses:
The year-on-year inflation slowed down in November to 2.6% after its peak in October, when it reached the highest pace in the past five years. Despite that, consumer prices increased moderately on a mom basis. According to our forecast, the inflation pace will further decelerate in the following months.
Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy
- 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
- 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
- 3) Health Care as an export industry
- 4) Government as a competitive advantage
In Policy Pipeline policy developments in the Czech Republic and abroad are monitored to bring better understanding of current topics and trends.