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  • Economy: Global growth is moderating as uncertainties intensify

    20 September 2018

    The global economic expansion appears to have peaked, with diverging growth prospects worldwide and intensifying risks, the latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook says. Escalating trade tensions, tightening financial conditions in emerging markets and political risks could further undermine medium-term growth globally.

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  • Employment: Automation to hit some regions harder than others

    19 September 2018

    The risk of job automation is much higher in some regions than others within countries, meaning governments will need to address any widening of job inequality in the coming years, the Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2018 report says. The report calls for greater efforts to enhance skills in the workforce, particularly in rural areas.

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  • Environment: Too few countries are pricing carbon high enough to meet climate targets

    18 September 2018

    Governments need to raise carbon prices much faster if they are to meet their commitments on cutting emissions and slowing the pace of climate change under the Paris Agreement, according to Effective Carbon Rates 2018. The carbon pricing gap, which compares actual carbon prices and real climate costs, is still too wide, the report says.

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  • Economy: What have we learnt from the 2008 crisis?

    13 September 2018

    2008 was a shock to the system and a wake-up call… Showing us that conventional economic analyses and models were insufficient to address the complexity of the modern global economy.

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  • Education: More effort needed to improve equity

    11 September 2018

    Social background remains the main factor impacting participation in education and learning, according to Education at a Glance 2018. Although a child’s cognitive development begins before reaching school age, governments still spend less on early childhood education and care than on higher education, the report says.

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  • #10YearsAfter: Remarks by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    10 years after the failure of Lehman Brothers: “At the end of my first year in office, in June 2007, the OECD Economic Outlook stated that “the current economic situation is in many ways better than what we have experienced in years. […]" Well, we all know what happened next: a crisis and a recession with impacts that we are still feeling.”

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  • Inequality puts our world at risk

    In many OECD countries, inequalities are at their highest levels in 30 years and are widening. What are the effects, and the policy responses? See our story on inclusive growth.

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