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Economic Policies Dent Ireland's Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) Ranking 2016

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Ireland's Economic Policies rank #23 out of #41 countries evaluated by the Bertelsmann Stiftung SGI Survey 2016. A Survey in which Sweden tops the list and Greece comes in last in terms of viability.

Key Findings Economic Policies

Bouncing back strongly from crisis, Ireland falls into the middle ranks internationally (rank 23) in the area of economic policy. Its score on this measure has increased by 1.5 points since 2014.

Ireland exited its crisis-era bailout program in 2013, and has shown strong GDP growth in the ensuing years. Austerity measures have been relaxed, with deficits falling despite tax reductions and welfare-state spending increases. Debt levels remain high but are declining. Low government-bond interest rates reflect financial markets’ confidence.

Unemployment rates have fallen substantially, but remain high. Jobs have shifted away from low-skill construction work toward higher-skill services and manufacturing. Growth has played a more substantial role in this progress than have labor-market policies.

Tax revenues are up. Low corporate taxes continue to attract international criticism, which has in turn led to greater scrutiny of company filings. The government remains successful in attracting foreign high-tech firms.
But in terms of "Quality of Democracy" Ireland counterbalances the results again by taken #10 place in the ranking. Executive Capacity ranks at #16, Social Policies #15, Environmental Policies and Executive Accountability at #13.

In total Ireland's SGI Sustainable Governance Indicator score is 6.7 and it ranks #15 in the overall results.



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Barna

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D minus.
Must do better.
 

HarshBuzz

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Looks like we're about average.

Miles ahead of Belgium interestingly. And France.
 

YouKnowWhatIMeanLike

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Looks like we're about average.

Miles ahead of Belgium interestingly. And France.
well now Belgium isn't a real country. only held together by sweets and the eu. but France on the other hand worries me, it will be France that finally breaks the EU fubar.
 

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well now Belgium isn't a real country. only held together by sweets and the eu. but France on the other hand worries me, it will be France that finally breaks the EU fubar.
Italy's internal gravity is a bigger threat than France.

France fundamentally works.
 

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well now Belgium isn't a real country. only held together by sweets and the eu. but France on the other hand worries me, it will be France that finally breaks the EU fubar.
JOB PROTECTION DISEASE

France, Spain and Italy among other countries suffer from this disease. Insiders have largely unsackable jobs, while outsiders including young workers work on short term contracts if they can get them. Pristine CVs are needed for jobs, a requirement that shuts out less educated people and many ethnic minorities. Since the Devil makes work for idle hands, this is the root cause of Islamic violence among France's large muslim minorities.

As for Belgium, Merkel joked that Belgians should aspire for ever closer union between Flemings and Waloons,
 

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Who TF is this group?
 

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I will remind all the the forecasts of economists are very wrong more often than not!
They are one of a select group of tossers that can virtually get away with predickting anything because nobody ever checks the accuracy of their predicktions post event! And there aren't any consequences for them if they get it waaaaay wrong!
By and large it's one of the big chancer's 'sciences'!
 


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