France


  • 14-September-2018

    English

    10 Years After the Failure of Lehman Brothers

    It is my pleasure to reflect with you on what has happened over the past decade, take stock of what lessons can be drawn from the crisis and how we are tackling the challenges. When I was appointed Secretary-General of the OECD in the summer of 2006, it was a pleasant time to be an economist.

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  • 12-September-2018

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    Achieving responsible, effective and inclusive multilateralism

    It is a pleasure to be at the ESSEC Grand Ecole and address the brilliant young minds who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. We live in a world that is in constant evolution and facing new challenges, which is why this class on “Understanding and Changing the world” is of utmost importance. This is what we try to do at the OECD every day. I very much hope our perspective can inspire you.

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  • 30-May-2018

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    Launch of the May 2018 Economic Outlook

    I am pleased to report that our central scenario for the world economy is more favourable now than it has been for many years. Global GDP growth in 2018-19 will be close to 4%. This is similar to pre-crisis averages, but in per capita terms actually about half a percentage point better.

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  • 28-May-2018

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    OECD Week

    OECD Week 2018 took place at OECD Paris Headquarters from 28 May to 1 June, including the OECD Forum, the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM), BIAC and TUAC's annual General Assemblies, together with a G20/OECD trade conference, a B20 seminar, an informal Ministerial of Trade Ministers, and the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Improving the efficiency of the health-care system

    France’s health-care system offers high-quality care. Average health outcomes are good, public satisfaction with the health-care system is high, and average household out-of-pocket expenditures are low.

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  • 10-January-2018

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    France: Promoting economic opportunities and well-being in poor neighbourhoods

    Thanks to a highly developed welfare state, poverty is moderate on average in France, but – as in other countries – highly concentrated in some neighbourhoods.

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  • 7-December-2017

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    Conference of Paris: “Reshaping Globalisation to make it work for all”

    Over the years, these walls have seen us launch policy tools, instruments, standards and programmes to help countries harness the potential of globalisation. We see the OECD as a hub of globalisation. It has contributed to openness and greater international integration.

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  • 11-October-2017

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    Improving life in France’s poor neighbourhoods

    While overall poverty is relatively low in France, it can be highly concentrated at the neighbourhood level.

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  • 25-September-2017

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    Continuing the reform process in France to improve job and income prospects

    Economic growth is strengthening in France, supported by consumption and investment, and the labour market is gradually recovering, as past reductions of comparatively high labour and business taxes are starting to take effect. However, GDP and employment growth are still lagging relative to the euro-area average.

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  • 14-September-2017

    English

    France: Economy is expanding but reforms needed to maintain benefits and boost jobs

    The French economy is expanding, the labour market is recovering – albeit gradually - while productivity and the standard of living remain generally high, according to a new OECD report.

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