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The 2008 OECD Economic Survey of Germany states that the country has been enjoying a strong cyclical rebound in economic growth after a long period of stagnation. First positive effects of past reforms are already visible. However, for high economic growth to be more enduring, economic challenges remain, notably in the fields of labour markets, fiscal policy, healthcare and education policy.
With regard to higher education, the study points out that
The Survey suggests to further education reforms to improve student achievement and to reduce the impact of socio-economic and/or immigrant backgrounds as well as to make tertiary education more attractive and responsive to labour-market requirements.
An OECD Economic Survey is published every 1½-2 years for each OECD country and for some larger countries that are not members of the OECD, such as China, Russia and Brazil. It identifies the main economic challenges faced by the country and analyses policy options to meet them. You can find all Economic Surveys catalogued by country on the OECD website.