Ambassador Karel Dyba contributed to the publication “50 years of the EDRC”
09.11.2011 / 18:19
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Economic and Development Review Committee, Ambassador Karel Dyba contributed to the publication “50 years of the EDRC.” The EDRC began to scrutinize the economic development of the Czech Republic in the early 90s. Since, it has provided a lot of useful recommendations for policymakers.
The EDRC focuses on economic development in OECD countries and in several non-member countries. The EDRC provides recommendations that can contribute to improvement of their economic performance. The EDRC promotes better public policy making and it helps to carry trough useful reforms. The EDRC primarily performs economic reviews using peer review mechanism. Secretary-General of the OECD Angel Gurría in his editorial to the publication observes that peer review success depends on the ability to give advice in the most fruitful way, and on the receiving end, in taking the advice in good faith.
The publication consist of 28 contributions, among them the contribution of the Czech Ambassador to the OECD, Mr. Karel Dyba. His article describes the importance of the EDRC to the Czech Republic. The EDRC has scrutinized Czech economy since the beginning of its economic transition and the first economic review was published in 1991. In his article, Karel Dyba focuses on OECD statistics provided during the time of transition. In the second part, Ambassador Dyba pays attention to the importance of economic surveys in general. He considers economic surveys as OECD flagship publications and he appreciates that they cover vast array of structural topics, from tax to healthcare reform.