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These policy reviews provide a baseline analysis of the needs for entrepreneurship support for youth, assess the strengths and weaknesses of existing and planned policies and programmes, make recommendations for the development of integrated policies and programmes in this field, and support the development of policy action plans.
Ministers expressed full support for the OECD’s global relations strategy, as an essential element to increase its impact and relevance. This strategy has been the centrepiece of Secretary-General Angel Gurría’s vision to transform the Organisation into a more inclusive, global policy network and a prime forum for evidence-based policy exchange and global standard setting.
OECD Member countries agreed today to open membership discussions with Costa Rica and Lithuania.
The Lithuanian census records that on 1 March 2011 the population was 3.04 million, a decrease of 12.6% from the previous census in 2001.
This publication highlights new evidence on policies to support job creation, bringing together the latest research on labour market, entrepreneurship and local economic development policy to help governments support job creation in the recovery. It also includes a set of country pages featuring, among other things, new data on skills supply and demand at the level of smaller OECD regions (TL3).
The Baltic countries have experienced sustained emigration over the past decade, contributing to population decline and a loss of working-age population. The impact of this emigration is felt strongly in the labour market, the general economy and in social developments. How can countries deal with the impact of high levels of emigration?
"At our last MCM, our Ministers agreed to work closely with Lithuania to review the situation in 2015 with a view to taking a decision regarding accession of her country to the OECD. President Grybauskaitè is here today to transmit her personal commitment to strengthening Lithuania’s relationship with the Organisation to arrive to the 2015 benchmark in good shape.", said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
The President of Lithuania, Mrs. Dalia Grybauskaitė, visited the OECD on 12 November and delivered a special address to the members of the Council underlining her country’s commitment to strengthening its relationship with the OECD.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will travel to Vilnius to meet with the President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Lithuania.
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has released peer review reports assessing the tax systems of 13 jurisdictions for information exchange.