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This country note highlights key findings and challenges for United Kingdom from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
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”.&
London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. This publication highlights how London has set itself a unique challenge: to deliver a successful Olympic Games and to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city.
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The global economic crisis hit the UK economy and its labour market hard. The UK unemployment rate (ILO definition) rose by 2.8 percentage points since December 2007 to reach 7.9% in March 2010, an increase that is similar to the average rise for the OECD area.
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.
Leveraging training and skills development in SMEs is an OECD LEED project. The project examines the role of skills and training ecosystems. It investigates the relevance of green skills for SMEs by exploring the transformation and greening of SMEs towards a low-carbon economy.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
OECD research shows that to be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to invest not only in the supply of skills but also in the demand for skills.The new OECD LEED project on “Skills for Competitiveness” will examine the advantages of such demand-side policy interventions.
Showcase, the HCA Academy's case study library for sustainable communities is seeking your ideas & views in an online debate:- How leaders should respond to the needs of their local areas.- Sharing risk and learning from experience.- The skills people need to remain in the labour ma
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The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the early stages of the economic recovery are likely to be too muted to result in strong job creation. As a result, the UK unemployment rate, which reached 7.8% in the 2nd quarter of 2009, is expected to continue to rise and remain high through 2010.