Spotlight issue

22nd March 2017 / Good governance / Health Care

EHCI 2016: Czech Rep ranks 13th, offers good value for money | Grayling insight into issues of the Czech healthcare sector

The European Health Consumer Index (EHCI) 2016 says the Czech healthcare system offers good value for money. Meanwhile, Jakub Hudec of Grayling Czech Republic says sometimes Czech legislators’ intentions and actions in the area of public procurement are no help in increasing the healthcare system’s effectiveness. 

22nd March 2017 / Competitiveness / Trade and Investment

Czech Republic experienced drop in FDI in 2014-15 | JLL Investment Intensity Index: Prague attracts investment into construction

The Czech Statistical Office announced lower investment activity (year-on-year change of gross fixed capital formation) in the 3rd quarter of 2016. JLL Investment Intensity Index highlights potential of Prague among ‘Emerging World Cities’ in construction investment. 

21st March 2017 / Competitiveness / Macroeconomic Indicators, Economic Growth

OECD Reform Agenda for 2017: Czech Republic: Convergence of income and productivity levels have recently resumed

OECD issued Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth report that reviews progress in structural reforms in areas related to Going for Growth policy recommendations over the period 2015-16.


21st March 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

FastCompany: Our Aging Population Can Be An Economic Powerhouse–If We Let It

With more and more people hitting what was once considered “retirement age,” it’s impractical for cities and communities to count on young people alone to act as economic drivers. Welcoming more older people into the workforce will not detract from the number of jobs available to younger workers.

20th March 2017 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

UN World Happiness Report 2017: Czechs' happiness rising

United Nation's World Happiness Report 2017 ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels. The Czech Republic ranks 23rd, compared with 27th place in 2016.

Strategic Directions for Czech Economic Policy

  1. 1) The home of value-added manufacturing
  2. 2) Prague-Brno-Ostrava Creative Triangle
  3. 3) Health Care as an export industry
  4. 4) Government as a competitive advantage

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