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17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Education


OECD Education at a Glance 2019: Czech Republic: Total expenditure on primary to tertiary educational institutions is relatively low

  • While most tertiary-educated adults in the Czech Republic hold a master’s degree, their employment advantage over those with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education is among the lowest across OECD countries.
  • Total expenditure on primary to tertiary educational institutions is relatively low in the Czech Republic. Similarly to other OECD countries, the large majority of funding is publicly sourced.
  • Teachers’ salaries in the Czech Republic are among the lowest across OECD countries and consistently below those of tertiary-educated adults at all levels of education.
  • Vocational upper secondary education is attractive in the Czech Republic: Almost 7 out of 10 uppe secondary graduates obtained a vocational qualification in 2017 compared to 4 out of 10 on average across OECD countries. 

17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Energy and Environment


ExxonMobil's 2019 Outlook for Energy

The 2019 Outlook for Energy is ExxonMobil’s latest view of energy demand and supply through 2040. For many years the Outlook has helped inform ExxonMobil’s long-term business strategies, investment plans and research programs.

17th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs


ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey Q4 2019: Czech Employers Report Cautious Hiring Intentions

According to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey released today, limited hiring activity is forecast for the Czech Republic in the forthcoming quarter, with employers reporting a seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook of +2%. In a quarter-over-quarter comparison, hiring plans remain relatively stable, but employers report a decline of 4 percentage points when compared with this time one year ago.

13th September 2019 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry


Stefan de Goeij: Ecology is a major issue in logistics

Perfectly solved logistics and warehousing are not only a precondition for the success of companies, but also an important part of sustainability strategies and environmental impacts of their business. Interview with Stefan de Goeij, Head of Property Management at CTP, for Czech Magazine Byznys & Energie.

12th September 2019 / Good governance / Health Care


New Pharmaceuticals Act marks another step towards the digitization of healthcare

Will the introduction of a shared medication record help make the practice of drug prescriptions safer and more transparent?

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) Transition to High-Tech Manufacturing
  2. 2) The City Campus as Idea Factory
  3. 3) Government Programs That Drive Innovation
  4. 4) Government as a Competitive Advantage

Advocacy Priorities for 2020-2022 
 
People, Technology, Infrastructure, Cities, Government

 

2020 Actions Recommended in Areas:

1. Immigration.

2. Adult (post-graduate) Education and Training.

3. Programming as the Required Language.

4. Private Research Investment.

5. Housing Plan.

6. Establishing Policy Objectives for Research.

7. Establishing Databases for Tracking Public Policy Outcomes.

8. Public Procurement as an Innovation Tool.

9. A Government Competitiveness Scorecard.

 

Read the document in English and Czech.

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