Publications & Documents


  • 20-July-2018

    English

    How Immigrants Contribute to Argentina's Economy

    The recent effects of immigration on the Argentine economy appear to be limited but positive. On average, immigration is not associated with job losses or income declines for the population born in Argentina. High-skilled immigration is on the contrary even associated with rising labour incomes among university graduates and female low-skilled immigration is associated with a higher labour-force participation of low-skilled native-born women. The estimated contribution of immigrants to value added is below their labour force participation share but above their population share. The estimated contribution of immigrants to public finance in 2013 was small. Additional migration and non-migration policies and better co-ordination between various policy areas could further improve the integration and economic contributions of immigrants.How Immigrants Contribute to Argentina’s Economy is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union. The project aimed to analyse several economic impacts – on the labour market, economic growth, and public finance – of immigration in ten partner countries: Argentina, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and Thailand. The empirical evidence stems from a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses of secondary and in some cases primary data sources.
  • 25-April-2018

    English

    How Immigrants Contribute to South Africa's Economy

    Immigrants contribute considerably to South Africa’s economy. In contrast to popular perception, immigration is not associated with a reduction of the employment rate of the native-born population in South Africa, and some groups of immigrants are likely to increase employment opportunities for the native-born. In part due to the high employment rate of the immigrant population itself, immigrants also raise the income per capita in South Africa. In addition, immigrants have a positive impact on the government’s fiscal balance, mostly because they tend to pay more in taxes. Policies focused on immigrant integration and fighting discrimination would further enhance the economic contribution of immigrants in South Africa.How Immigrants Contribute to South Africa’s Economy is the result of a project carried out by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization, with support from the European Union. The project aimed to analyse several economic impacts – on the labour market, economic growth, and public finance – of immigration in ten partner countries: Argentina, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa and Thailand. The empirical evidence stems from a combination of quantitative and qualitative analyses of secondary, and in some cases primary, data sources.
  • 20-April-2018

    English, PDF, 4,381kb

    Youth Aspirations and the Reality of Jobs in Developing Countries: Mind the gap

    This report will help them by answering two key questions: What shapes youth’s employment preferences in developing countries? And how can the gap between their aspirations and opportunities in the labour markets be addressed?

    Related Documents
  • 20-April-2018

    English, PDF, 3,118kb

    Youth Well-being Policy Review of Moldova

    This study provides a rigorous analysis of the social inclusion and well-being of young Moldovans using the latest available data and a multidimensional approach. Based on the results of the analysis, the report proposes a series of recommendations for the development of public policies in favor of youth.

    Related Documents
  • 17-April-2018

    English

    Youth well-being policy review of Moldova: A 60 seconds guide

    This brochure explains in 60 seconds the main findings of the Review of Youth well-being and Policies in Moldova. This study provides an in-depth analysis of the situation of young people in terms of social inclusion and well-being. Concrete public policy recommendations are proposed to maximize the impact of government action in favor of youth.

    Related Documents
  • 17-April-2018

    English, PDF, 3,166kb

    Youth inclusion photo contest - photobook

    On the occasion of the International Youth Day 2017, the EU-OECD Youth Inclusion project launched the Photo Contest: Take a shot at your future, calling for young people aged 18-30 to submit photos representing the future of work and/or their owns aspirations.

    Related Documents
  • 9-April-2018

    English

    Latin American Economic Outlook 2018 - Rethinking Institutions for Development

    The Latin American Economic Outlook 2018: Rethinking Institutions for Development focuses on how institutions can underpin the foundations of a long period of sustained and inclusive growth and increased well-being. The report begins with an overview of the main macroeconomic challenges, analysing the complex macroeconomic context in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, and exploring policy options to boost potential growth, with a particular focus on trade. It then analyses the link between low trust and society’s disconnection and dissatisfaction  with institutions and a number of long-standing, structural features of the region as well as more recent, contextual dynamics that are shaping LAC’s economy, society and politics . In this respect, the report examines how the social contract can be strengthened in LAC, mainly through a state that delivers and responds to citizens’ changing demands, as well as through policies and institutions which provide good and equal socio-economic opportunities in a rapidly changing global context.
  • 9-April-2018

    Spanish

    Recuperar la confianza de los ciudadanos en las instituciones públicas es fundamental para retomar una senda de crecimiento inclusivo y de mayor bienestar para todos en América Latina y el Caribe

    Tras cinco años de ralentización económica y una recesión de dos años en 2015-2016, ALC está en una senda de recuperación suave. Según las estimaciones del informe, se proyecta que el Producto Interior Bruto (PIB) de la región crezca entre 2 y 2.5% en 2018, después de haber crecido en un 1.3% en 2017.

    Related Documents
  • 9-April-2018

    English

    Regaining citizens’ trust in public institutions is key to resuming inclusive growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean

    After five years of economic slowdown and a two-year recession in 2015-2016, LAC is on the path of a frail economic recovery. According to estimates in the Outlook, the region’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to increase again between 2 and 2.5% in 2018, after reaching 1.3% growth on average in 2017.

    Related Documents
  • 9-April-2018

    English

    Thailand: Economic and social progress has been remarkable but structural change is needed to create more quality jobs and overcome regional imbalances, according to new OECD report

    Thailand has made impressive economic and social progress over the past several decades, but must now take further steps to transform its economy and ensure that prosperity is shared more equally across the country, according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

    Related Documents
  • 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 > >>