Latvia - More inclusive growth needed - September 30, 2017

Driven by the recovery of exports and investment as well as strong private consumption, real GDP growth is expected to strengthen from 2% in 2016 to around 4% in 2017 and 2018. However, poverty and the gap in health status between rich and poor households are among the highest in the OECD countries. Poor health outcomes and limited access to care undermines inclusion, employment and growth: according to official estimations, around 7% of the labour force were out of work in 2015 due to illness, injury or disability.

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