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The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation rates to rise from low double digit rates to more than 80% by the end of the century. It argues that this is both a great opportunity and a great challenge, as decisions taken today will affect the lifes of people for a long time to come.
All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen puts forth a new approach to economic growth that goes beyond traditional monetary indicators and includes dimensions that reflect people's well-being. It introduces an analytical framework to assess economic growth based on a measurement of multidimensional living standards. The report also presents win-win policies that can deliver stronger growth and greater inclusiveness in
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Belgium, to be published on Wednesday 4 February 2015, assesses the country’s recent performance as well as continuing efforts to improve the fragile recovery and put the economy back onto a sustainable long-term path.
Estonia was among the countries hardest hit by the crisis, but it is bouncing back strongly. Nonetheless, Estonia is still a ‘catch-up country’, with some distance to travel before it closes the income gap with top-performing OECD countries.
The income gap with respect to top performing countries is diminishing slowly. Declining labour supply and skills shortages pose risks for competitiveness. Reforms are needed to raise productivity and make more of Estonia’s human capital base.
The underlying strengths of the Estonian economy have helped it bounce back from the crisis, but some challenges remain to finding a steeper, more inclusive and more sustainable growth path, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Estonia.
The Secretary-General of the OECD will be in Tallinn on 28 January to launch the Economic Survey of Estonia 2015.
Angel Gurría has presented President Santos with our report “Colombia: Policy Priorities for Inclusive Development”. This report supplements the Economic Survey of Colombia released on 19 January, reflecting the close co-operation between the OECD and the Colombian Government in designing the National Development Plan 2014-2018, which seeks to bring about a Colombia where there is peace, greater equity and better education.
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Colombia’s recent economic performance has been one of the most dynamic in Latin America. Embarking on a path toward inclusive growth is vital in the context of eradicating poverty, providing opportunities for its growing middle class and solidifying progress toward lasting peace. The road ahead to high-income status will be demanding and calls for major policy initiatives in education, innovation, infrastructure and rural development.
Africa has made significant progress in recent years but important challenges to African development remain that we can break down into three linked areas. Let’s call them the “three i’s”: interconnectedness, investment, and inclusiveness.