In 2009, NESC published Ireland’s Five Part Crisis and Challenge. Published in November 2013 Ireland’s Five Part Crisis, Five Years On—Deepening Reform and Institutional Innovation considers progress that has been achieved, the challenges and limits to recovery and identifies further possible developments in four areas: SME finance and investment, enterprise policy, greener economy and activation. It identifies the need to integrate and balance three different types of public-sector reform: fiscal-driven reform; substantive reform and system-oriented reform; and, the importance of a positive perspective on the future of Irish economy, society, environment and the role of the state.
Five Secretariat Papers used in the development of this report have also been published.
Following a request from Government, the NESC Secretariat has produced two reports on climate change: an interim report on Ireland's mitigation challenge to 2020 and a final report, which develops a basis for Ireland's long run transition to a carbon neutral economy and society.
This report was prepared and written by John Sweeney of the secretariat acting for the Department of Education and Skills. It was requested of the Irish authorities in June 2013 by the EU, ECB and IMF (‘Troika’) in preparation for their twelfth – and final – review of Ireland’s progress under its bail-out programme.
The National Economic and Social Development Office, of which NESC is a constituent body, is established by the NESDO Act, 2006.
The National Economic and Social Council (NESC) advises the Taoiseach on strategic issues for Ireland’s economic and social development.
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