Publications & Documents


  • 25-January-2013

    English

    Gender Dynamics: How Can Countries Close the Economic Gender Gap?

    Closing the gender gap is a key priority, not only for achieving sustainable economic growth, but also because it is about fairness and equity, said OECD Secretary-General in Davos.

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  • 23-January-2013

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    Business for Society in MENA and Eurasia: Towards a Framework for Action

    The revised OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are here to sustain a culture of responsible business conduct worldwide. They empower enterprises to meet their responsibilities toward society and provide clearer expectations for companies. This reduces uncertainty and makes doing “good” business easier.

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  • 16-January-2013

    English, PDF, 488kb

    Why do Russian firms use fixed-term and agency work contracts?

    This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    The equity implications of fiscal consolidation

    In several OECD countries, ongoing fiscal consolidation might have a negative impact on the static income distribution. However, this conclusion should be treated only as an approximate first step in the analysis.

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  • 16-January-2013

    English, PDF, 485kb

    The Dutch labour market: preparing for the future

    The well performing labour market has delivered low unemployment and relatively stable wage developments.

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  • 16-January-2013

    English, PDF, 522kb

    Reforming policies for the business sector to harvest the benefits of globalisation in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands has strongly benefited from globalisation, which boosted international trade, cross-border investment and economic growth over the latest decades.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    Health care reform and long-term care in the Netherlands

    The Netherlands, as other OECD countries, faces the challenge of providing high quality health and long term care services to an ageing population in a cost-efficient manner.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    Enhancing the inclusiveness of the labour market in Belgium

    The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes.

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  • 16-January-2013

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    Economics Department Policy Note No. 16: Debt and macroeconomic stability

    Public and private debt levels are very high by historical standards. OECD-wide total financial liabilities now exceed 1 000% of GDP. High debt levels can create vulnerabilities, which amplify and transmit macroeconomic and asset price shocks.

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  • 14-January-2013

    English

    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, January 2013

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning-points in economic activity relative to trend, show signs of stabilising economic outlook in most major economies.

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