Report slights Israel’s commitment to OECD goals

The government invested significantly in roads and public transportation in the center and urban areas, but not minority areas.

By OREN KESSLER
July 7, 2011 23:49
1 minute read.
Montefiore Neighborhood

Azrieli. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Israel has not fully implemented infrastructure recommendations set by the OECD group of developed, industrialized nations, according to an Israeli report released Thursday.

The report – released by the Macro Center for Political Economics and the Israel branch of Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert- Stiftung development organization – examined Jerusalem’s compliance with recommendations the organization presented the government upon its accession a year and a half ago.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


The report is particularly critical of Israel’s commitment to investing in transportation.

It noted that while the government has invested significantly in roads and public transportation in the first half of 2011, the bulk of those efforts were aimed at the country’s central region and urban areas, rather than heavily minority areas, or those situated in peripheral areas.

While the government allotted NIS 939 million to the Jerusalem municipality and NIS 575m. to the greater Tel Aviv area, only NIS 474m. had been set aside for mass transit in Nazareth, the Sharon region, Beersheba, Netanya and Haifa combined, according to a report on the Ynet website.

The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, founded in 1961, aims to stimulate economic progress and world trade by encouraging closer ties between countries committed to democracy and free markets.

Israel is its second-youngest member (Estonia followed three months later), joining the group in September 2007 to become its 33rd member and the only one in the Middle East.

JPOST VIDEOS THAT MIGHT INTEREST YOU:

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

The Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
April 30, 2015
Teva doubles down on Mylan, despite rejection

By GLOBES, NIV ELIS