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Policy silos and fragmented short-term policy interventions have become luxuries that our economies can no longer afford. This book provides concrete advice to policy makers at both national and local levels on how to better align policies, reduce duplication and waste, and “do more with less”.&
During an economic downturn and recovery, self-employment becomes an appealing option to a number of job-seekers faced with reduced opportunities to regain quickly employment elsewhere in the labour market.The objective of this seminar was to share and assess the experiences of OECD countries.
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Trotz des starken Einbruchs der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Produktion in Deutschland hat sich die Arbeitslosigkeit kaum bewegt. Während der Rezession ging das reale BIP um 6.7% zurück, womit es deutlich stärker sank als im OECD-Durchschnitt (-4.8%).
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Despite a large output contraction in Germany, unemployment has barely budged. During the recession real GDP declined by -6.7%, substantially more than the average decline in the OECD area of -4.8%. But in spite of the sharp decline in output, employment and unemployment were relatively stable.&
This book identifies how development agencies and companies work, what they do and what constitutes success and value added. It explores international practices in a variety of locations and contexts, defining both the success factors and the challenges associated with development agencies.
Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.
Unemployment has fallen significantly prior to the crisis, not least due to past labour market reforms, and has remained surprisingly stable during this recession – both relative to past experience and vis à vis other OECD countries.
The potential growth rate of the economy has been low for a long time and the crisis has had a further adverse impact.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
German, , 144kb
Die Arbeitslosigkeit ist in der gegenwärtigen Rezession in Deutschland bislang weniger stark gestiegen als zunächst befürchtet. Mit 7,7 Prozent lag sie im Juli 2009 deutlich unter den 8,4 Prozent im Jahr 2007 und nur einen halben Prozentpunkt höher als an ihrem Tiefpunkt im September 2008.