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High-level Parliamentary Seminar "Sustaining a Global Recovery" - Programme


Thursday 18 February 2010
CC 12, OECD Conference Centre, Paris

Sustaining a Global Recovery


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Chair:  Anthony Gooch, Director, Public Affairs and Communication Directorate, OECD


Arrival of participants


Economic Outlook
Pier Carlo Padoan
, Chief Economist and Deputy Secretary-General, OECD - Presentation


Remarks by the Chair - Overview of OECD Parliamentary Relations


Coping with the Social Impact of the Crisis
Stefano Scarpetta,
Head, Division for Employment Analysis and Policy, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS), OECD-Presentation; Discussant: Pervenche Berès, Chairwoman, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament


Participants' lunch with remarks by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
Room George Marshall, Château


Transparency and Integrity in the Public and Corporate Sector
Rolf Alter
, Director, Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, OECD - Presentation
Daniel Blume, Senior Policy Analyst, Corporate Affairs, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD -  Presentation


Consultation Session on Green Growth
Rob Visser
, Acting Director, Environment Directorate, OECD - Presentation


Conclusions by the Chair



Coping with the Social Impact of the Crisis

The financial and economic crisis has turned into a social crisis with large job losses and potentially severe social consequences. This session will provide an overview of the OECD’s analysis and recommendations on how labour market and social policies can help workers and low income households weather the storm of the crisis.


Consultation Session on Green Growth

In June 2009, ministers tasked the OECD with developing a Green Growth Strategy that will bring together economic, environmental, technological, and development aspects into a comprehensive framework to guide future growth. OECD staff will present the proposed development of the strategy. MPs are invited to provide input and share experiences with green growth initiatives in their countries. More information: OECD and green growth


Transparency and Integrity in the Public and Corporate Sector

The crisis has demonstrated how transparency and integrity are central to the health of our economies and their stability. The OECD does important work on both corporate and public governance. OECD staff will present recent work on regulatory reform, new principles on the transparency and integrity in lobbying, and corporate governance.


This seminar is open to representatives from the parliamentary/legislative branch of government.  For further details or to register for this seminar, please contact Jennifer Bisping, Senior Public Affairs Manager [; Tel: +33 1 45 24 93 26] or Maggie Simmons, [; Tel.: +33 1 45 24 99 66]


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