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  • 13-July-2017

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    Kazakhstan should help vulnerable people find better quality jobs

    Kazakhstan’s strong economic growth since the 2000s has helped the country sharply improve people’s living standards, reduce poverty and income inequalities, and boost employment. Kazakhstan should now focus on improving employment opportunities for vulnerable people.

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  • 13-July-2017

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    Building Inclusive Labour Markets in Kazakhstan - A Focus on Youth, Older Workers and People with Disabilities

    Kazakhstan has made major economic and social advances in the past decade and a half. Yet, Kazakhstan needs to sustain high growth rates in the future to converge towards the living standards of OECD countries. This report provides a review of the labour market and social policies that could help Kazakhstan in its dual objectives of building more inclusive labour markets, while maintaining a path of strong growth. It explores the role that institutions and policies play in helping vulnerable groups to access gainful and productive jobs, particularly focusing on three key groups: youth, older workers, and people with disabilities, and provides a comprehensive set of policies to increase the employment and employability of these groups. Evaluations and lessons from innovative experiences in OECD and other countries are used to formulate recommendations tailored to Kazakhstan.

  • 11-July-2017

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2017

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.9% in May 2017

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  • 10-July-2017

    English

    Adapting to changing skill needs

    The conference on Adapting to changing skill needs is an OECD event supported by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. This event will showcase the OECD Skills for Jobs database, providing detailed information about the skill needs of the labour markets in all EU countries and South Africa.

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  • 10-July-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs - A Perspective on France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.

  • 10-July-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Skills for Jobs Indicators

    This report describes the construction of the database of skill needs indicators, i.e. the OECD Skills for Jobs Database, and presents initial results and analysis. It identifies the existing knowledge gaps concerning skills imbalances, providing the rationale for the development of the new skill needs and mismatch indicators. Moreover, it explains the methodology used to measure skills shortage, surplus and mismatch, and provides key results and insights from the data.

  • 10-July-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: South Africa

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in South Africa. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; education and training policies targeting skills development and investment for individuals and employers; job creation policies to develop skills through on-the-job learning; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.

  • 8-July-2017

    English

    G20 Summit: Session on Digitalisation, Women’s Empowerment and Employment

    The G20 is suffering from ageing populations and declining productivity growth. While a pervasive technology revolution is accelerating globalisation.

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  • 5-July-2017

    English

    Who's who - Conference on Adapting to changing Skills

    Document to be posted as the who's who of the Conference with the speakers and moderator.

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  • 30-June-2017

    English, PDF, 347kb

    Belgium Policy Brief: Helping low-educated young people who are at risk of being left behind

    13.5% of those aged 15-29 are not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Belgium. This is a structural phenomenon with young people without upper secondary education especially at risk: they are six times as likely to be NEET in their late twenties than their university-educated peers.

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