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  • Economy: Norway should strengthen its capacity to thrive in a changing world

    19 December 2017

    The Norwegian economy is performing well, despite low oil prices. Further reforms will be needed to diversify the economy, improve public spending efficiency and ensure that today’s high levels of income, well-being and equality are passed on to future generations, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Norway.

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  • Environment: Action needed for Canada to progress on climate goals

    19 December 2017

    Canada is lagging behind other leading countries in reducing greenhouse emissions due to its carbon-heavy oil sands industry and transport sector. Plans to expand carbon pricing, phase out coal, set greener fuel standards and regulate emissions from oil and gas will help–but action must be swift and determined to keep climate goals within reach.

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  • Pensions: Reforms have slowed in OECD countries but need to continue

    5 December 2017

    Public spending on pensions for the OECD as a whole has risen by about 1.5% of GDP since 2000, while the projected pace of spending growth is slowing, according to Pensions at a Glance 2017. Further reforms are needed in OECD countries to address the effects of population ageing and the changing nature of work, the report says.

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  • Economy: Global economy strengthens, but further policy action needed

    28 November 2017

    The world economy has strengthened, with monetary and fiscal stimulus underpinning a broad-based rise in most countries, according to the latest OECD Economic Outlook. Global growth is projected to improve slightly in 2018, but remain below the pace of previous recoveries, while challenges inhibit a stronger, more inclusive outlook.

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  • Education: Girls outperform boys at working together to solve problems

    21 November 2017

    Girls are better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving. Some 125,000 15-year-olds in 52 countries and economies took part in the test, which analyses how well students work together as a group and the influence of factors such as gender and social background.

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  • How’s life? 2017: Measuring Well-being


    Fault lines run through our society, with divisions by income, age, where you were born, your gender and your education all affecting well-being and opportunities. The OECD’s latest How’s Life? report takes a close look at these challenges.

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  • Greetings

    We would like to wish you all a joyous and peaceful festive season and a very Happy New Year.

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  • Planting better forests for a changing future


    Forests are essential for fighting climate change, but planting and managing them is not as easy as it might sound, as the OECD Forest Scheme shows. Watch the video.

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