Publications & Documents


  • 21-June-2013

    English

    Skills Development and Training in SMEs

    The report discusses the results of the OECD “Leveraging Training and Skills Development in SMEs” (TSME) project which examines access to training by SMEs across seven regions in six OECD countries: New Zealand, Poland, Belgium, UK, Turkey and Canada. The book analyses the policy issues related to both low access by SMEs, and how to recognise the increasing importance of informal training and skills development methods. The book

  • 20-June-2013

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    System of unit labour cost, OECD - Updated: June 2013

    Unit labour costs (ULCs) in OECD countries decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with a rise of 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2012. This was driven by lower growth of labour compensation per unit of labour input (0.3% compared with 0.9% in the previous quarter), and increased labour productivity growth (0.4% compared with minus 0.2%).

  • 20-June-2013

    English

    Working Communities International Congress 2013: Measuring your strategies - Global and domestic employment perspectives (Sydney, Australia)

    Hosted by the National Employment Services Association (NESA) in partnership with the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development and supported by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations(DEEWR).

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  • 20-June-2013

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    Congress: Uniting to improve social and economic participation (Darling Harbour Sydney, Australia)

    The 3rd Working Communities International Congress is hosted by the National Employment Services Association (NESA), the peak body for providers of Australian employment services, in partnership with the OECD LEED Programme. The Congress will explore global and local perspectives on policy and innovations that get communities working.

  • 17-June-2013

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    Policy brief on social entrepreneurship

    This policy brief includes discussion on the mission and main characteristics of social enterprises, and provides data on their prevalence. Policy recommendations and examples of social enterprises are provided to help policy makers build a conducive ecosystem for social enterprises to thrive.

  • 11-June-2013

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    Report: Local Job Creation - How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help - United States

    How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries and localities confront and limited resources require lateral thinking about how actions in one area, such as employment and training, can have simultaneous benefits in others, such as creating new jobs and better supporting labour market inclusion.

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  • 11-June-2013

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    Policy determinants of school outcomes under model uncertainty: evidence from South Africa

    In this paper we assess the determinants of secondary school outcomes in South Africa. We use Bayesian Averaging Model techniques to account for uncertainty in the set of underlying factors that are chosen among a very large pool of explanatory variables in order to minimize the risk of omitted variable bias.

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  • 11-June-2013

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2013

    The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 8.0% in April 2013, unchanged from the previous month.

  • 1-June-2013

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    8th Festival of Economics (Trento, Italy) - Intervention by Angel Gurría

    The Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, will intervene at the 8th Trento's Festival of Economics "Sovereignty in conflict" (Italy) on how to address global inequalities.

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  • 31-May-2013

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    Inequality and poverty in the United States: public policies for inclusive growth

    Income inequality and relative poverty in the United States are among the highest in the OECD and have substantially increased over the past decades. These developments have been associated with a number of other worrying statistics, including low intergenerational social mobility and weak real income growth for many households.

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