In our special Leaders’ Forum, France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy, Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pay tribute to the OECD’s achievements over the past 50 years and lay out their vision for the organisation’s expanding role in addressing global challenges.
The OECD’s original mission, to develop the best public policies to improve people’s lives the world over, is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago, and this inaugural OECD Yearbook 2011 offers a timely opportunity to examine where we stand and assess solutions for the way ahead. From restoring public finances and boosting jobs and skills, to strengthening governance and trust and tapping new sources of growth, OECD experts and well-known guests from business, labour, civil society and academia explore major issues that a lasting recovery depends on.
As a special feature for our 50th Anniversary, the OECD Yearbook presents country snapshots for 40 countries, with data and commentary from selected OECD publications reviewing progress over five decades in such areas as economic growth, employment, well-being and innovation.
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