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Development aid policies have helped developing countries reduce extreme poverty, strengthen institutional frameworks and develop a middle class. But there are still 2.4 billion people living in poverty and inequalities in many countries are still at record levels, and in some cases rising, said OECD Secretary-General.
OECD Newsletter on Employment, Migration, Health and Social Affairs - Autumn 2013
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The future of public health: policy decisions today for tomorrow’s populations. Our health, our economy, our society, our future: a Brave New World. Remarks by Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD. Brussels, Belgium, September 4th 2013.
In 2011, health spending remained flat across OECD countries after a dramatic slowdown in its growth in 2010 following the economic crisis. Recent trends reinforce the on-going concerns regarding the adequacy of financial resources for health care and the way that those resources are used. Consequently, policy-makers and researchers seek more detailed and comparative information on health care expenditures to address key issues.
Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013
This report comes at a crucial time, as the economic recovery remains hesitant and uneven, and when over 48 million people are still out work in the OECD area. Unemployment is a social tragedy that we urgently need to address.
Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD Employment Outlook 2013 looks at labour markets in the wake of the crisis. It also includes chapters employment protection legislation; benefit systems, employment and training programmes and re-employment earnings and skills afer job loss.
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Why Should We Care about High & Growing Inequality? How Unequal Are OECD Societies? Has Gap between Rich & Poor Widened? Possible Culprits in Growing Divide - What OECD Evidence Tells Us about Main Culprits - Importance of Tax/Benefit Systems - What Was the Impact of the Recent Great Recession? What Can Policies Do to Reduce Too-high Inequality?
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This report has been prepared by the OECD at the request of the G20 Task Force on Employment. The report benefited from discussion and information contributed by all G20 countries.