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  • 10-July-2020

    English

    Forum PA 2020 : Digital transformation and sustainable development: two Italian and European objectives that must be pursued together

    Throughout this crisis, I have stressed that the choice between health and the economy is a false dilemma. Another false dilemma is the choice between a vigorous recovery and sustainability. We must pursue both objectives together.

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  • 9-July-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Economic Survey of the United States

    The unemployment rate has also risen precipitously in recent months, reaching 14.7% in April before falling back to 11.1% in June. Worryingly, the last time the US unemployment rate exceeded the recent peak was during the Great Depression.

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  • 8-July-2020

    English

    ILO Global Summit - COVID-19 and the World of Work

    This deep recession has already been reflected in the labour market: the OECD-wide unemployment rate rose sharply from 5.2% in February to 8.4% in May. It is expected to increase further to 9.4% by the end of the year, again assuming a single wave of infection, and to fall back only gradually to 7.7% by the end of 2021.

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  • 8-July-2020

    English

    High-Level Ministerial Conference: Tackling the COVID-19 Crisis – Restoring Sustainable Flows of Capital and Robust Financing for Development

    Because of the COVID crisis, and unlike in 2008/09, ALL sources of financing for development are under stress - even remittances plunged. We estimate private external financing flows to developing countries to drop by USD 700 billion in 2020, a shock which will be concomitant with a fall in tax revenues, by far the largest and most sustainable source of financing in developing countries, at about USD 5 trillion every year.

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  • 7-July-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 Employment Outlook

    We are witnessing a sharp drop in economic activity caused by lockdowns and by households and firms curtailing their spending. We estimate that the level of GDP OECD-wide in the second quarter of 2020 was 15% lower than in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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  • 1-July-2020

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    Meeting of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS

    We meet at an extremely challenging time. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health and economic crisis, as well as a crisis of confidence. The disruptions it has caused have forced delays in policy implementation, increased pressure on national budgets, and raised uncertainty about the future.

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  • 1-July-2020

    Spanish

    Reunión Ordinaria del Consejo del Mercado Común (CMC) y de la Cumbre de Presidentes del MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados

    El COVID-19 está teniendo un gran costo en términos de sufrimiento y vidas humanas. América Latina es hoy el epicentro de la pandemia de Covid-19 con más de 2,5 millones de casos confirmados y 100.000 vidas perdidas.

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  • 29-June-2020

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    Euroamérica Foundation Webinar: COVID-19 and Latin America: priorities for dealing with the pandemic and reconstruction

    Just two weeks ago, the OECD updated its Economic Outlook, and the picture is bleak. Our forecasts indicate that this year we will face the biggest recession in the OECD's 60-year history. Given the uncertainty surrounding the development of COVID-19, we present two scenarios in the Outlook.

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  • 26-June-2020

    English

    Group of Friends of SMEs

    In this challenging context, entrepreneurs and young firms can play a particularly important role. While they are often even more vulnerable, in many cases they have also demonstrated remarkable agility in adjusting their business models and practices, and developing innovative solutions to the current crisis.

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  • 22-June-2020

    English

    Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition High-Level Dialogue

    The OECD has been working hard to help countries navigate the pandemic and to sow the policy seeds needed to “build back better”. This is a key objective of our COVID-19 Policy Hub, which contains over 100 policy briefs, as well as a country policy tracker and extensive data.

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