The world economy will continue to strengthen in 2018 and 2019, with global GDP growth projected to rise to about 4%, from 3.7% in 2017. Stronger investment, the rebound in global trade and higher employment are helping to make the recovery increasingly broad-based.
There are many open questions about what are the key issues facing policymakers, and how they should balance both immediate and longer-term objectives. This blog is an opportunity to debate these topics!
The OECD Global Forum on Productivity aims to foster international co-operation between public bodies promoting productivity-enhancing policies. Browse the website to access the latest research and data on productivity trends and institutions, and follow our upcoming events.
The magnitude of the recent crisis calls for revisiting policy approaches and building a new policy agenda for stronger, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth. New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) is a comprehensive organisation-wide reflection process to renew and strengthen the OECD’s analytical frameworks, policy instruments and tools.
Developments in income inequality have not been uniform across countries. In fact, between the mid-1990s and the late 2000s, OECD countries experienced “inequality convergence”: inequality in household disposable income has tended to fall in the most unequal countries and to rise in the most equal ones.
Environmental policies address wellbeing and sustainability objectives, affecting firm and household behaviour. A newly developed OECD indicator (EPS) shows that environmental policies have become more stringent over the past two decades.