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  • 4-June-2015

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    OECD Ministers reinforce importance of investment for strong, green and inclusive growth

    The OECD’s Annual Meeting at Ministerial Level reinforced member governments’ support across a broad range of key OECD work.

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  • 27-May-2015

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    Governments must step up efforts to tackle youth unemployment

    More than 35 million young people, aged 16-29, across OECD countries are neither employed nor in education or training (NEET). Overall, young people are twice as likely as prime-age workers to be unemployed. Governments need to do more to give young people a good start to their working lives and help them find work, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-May-2015

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    Sweden should urgently reform its school system to improve quality and equity

    Sweden has failed to improve its school system despite a series of reforms in recent years. A more ambitious, national reform strategy is now urgently needed to improve quality and equity in education, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-April-2015

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    Securing equitable and high-quality education and jobs is crucial to Portugal’s future

    Portugal has successfully completed a demanding reform and adjustment programme and is starting to see the benefits. Action to promote equity and quality in education and further labour market reforms are now necessary to help the country secure its future prosperity, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 25-March-2015

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    Indonesia should accelerate reforms and invest in human capital to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth

    The Indonesian economy has enjoyed strong and stable growth over the past decade and a half, leading to impressive reductions in poverty and major improvements in living standards. But challenges remain to continue to converge towards higher-income countries, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Indonesia.

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  • 5-March-2015

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    Early gender gaps drive career choices and employment opportunities, says OECD

    Education systems have made major strides to close gender gaps in student performance but girls and boys remain deeply divided in career choices, which are being made much earlier than commonly thought, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-January-2015

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    Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says OECD

    Governments around the world are under growing pressure to improve their education systems. Rising spending is increasingly being matched by reforms to help disadvantaged children, invest in teachers and improve vocational training. But a widespread lack of evaluation of the impact of these reforms could hinder their effectiveness and hurt educational outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Better education and skills are key to shift the economy up a gear, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook

    Latin America’s GDP growth rate has slowed down in 2014, dropping below 1.5%. This is the first time in a decade that the region grows less than the OECD average, according to the OECD Development Centre, the Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean and the development bank for Latin America. Given the projections in the past weeks, any recovery in 2015 is likely to be challenging.

  • 9-December-2014

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    Inequality hurts economic growth, finds OECD research

    Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to new OECD analysis. This work finds that countries with lower income inequality grow faster than those with higher inequality.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    Better professional training would boost skills and job creation, says OECD

    Countries should step up their efforts to improve the quality of post-secondary vocational training in order to meet the changing needs of today’s job market, according to a new OECD report.

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