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  • 21-May-2019

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    Opening of High-Level Dialogue with Africa

    This meeting marks another milestone in the close co-operation and solidarity that have long defined relations between Africa and the OECD. With the arrival of Rwanda and Togo, 11 African countries today make up one-fifth of the Development Centre’s membership.

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  • 21-May-2019

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    2019 OECD Forum: Launch of the Economic Outlook

    With growing trade tensions driving uncertainty, business investment is being hit and global growth threatened. Ultimately, this will undermine people’s welfare: jobs will be disrupted and consumers’ purchasing power will be hurt.

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  • 21-May-2019

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    Fifth High-Level Meeting of the OECD Development Centre: ‘’Development for all: The role of domestic and international policies’’

    Today, we have reason to celebrate! Five new members join the Centre: El Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, Togo and Rwanda. They recognise the Development Centre’s value, as much as the Centre recognises the value of their diverse insights.

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  • 20-May-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook

    Digitalisation is disrupting markets, business models and work practices, reshaping our economies, societies and lives. Many people are afraid of these disruptions, particularly given the challenging backdrop of subdued economic growth, widening geopolitical and trade tensions, entrenched inequalities, and rapid environmental degradation and climate change.

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  • 20-May-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook

    Digitalisation is disrupting markets, business models and work practices, reshaping our economies, societies and lives. Many people are afraid of these disruptions, particularly given the challenging backdrop of subdued economic growth, widening geopolitical and trade tensions, entrenched inequalities, and rapid environmental degradation and climate change.

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  • 20-May-2019

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    Launch of “Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets”

    The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, with its 17 goals and 169 targets, was a landmark achievement. It seems even more impressive today, when multilateral co-operation is being challenged and when it would have been practically impossible to achieve the necessary consensus.

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  • 20-May-2019

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    OECD Forum 2019

    A world where digital technologies meet human sensitivity; where evidence meets intuition, where algorithms meet ethics and values. A world where artificial intelligence meets emotional intelligence, to become less artificial and more intelligent.

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  • 10-May-2019

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    Addressing the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty

    Today the average income of the richest 10% of the OECD population is ten times that of the poorest 10%, up from seven times 25 years ago. In the OECD income-poverty measured in relative terms, i.e. taking as benchmark the half of median income in each country, increased from 10 to 12% over the last three decades.

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  • 9-May-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 Skills Outlook: Thriving in a Digital World

    Rapid digitalisation is transforming what people do in their jobs, how and where they work, and the skills they need to remain in employment. This edition of the Skills Outlook looks at how skills policies can help ensure that people thrive – not simply survive – in an increasingly digital world.

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  • 6-May-2019

    English

    The European Union: A People-Centred Agenda - An International Perspective

    There is also a very topical, ongoing debate about what should be the orientation of the project itself: is it too economic and market focused? Is citizens’ well-being receiving sufficient attention? Is the EU responding adequately to a changing global landscape?

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