Publications & Documents


  • 12-September-2013

    English

    Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD

    Ireland’s economy is now showing encouraging signs of recovery from the financial crisis, but more must be done to reinvigorate growth and create the jobs that will get the country back to full health, according to the OECD.

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  • 12-September-2013

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    Conference: Shrinking cities in Europe (Essen, Germany)

    The conference marks the conclusion of the 4 year European COST Action TU 0803 ‘Cities Regrowing Smaller’ (CIRES). The conference is organised by CIRES, the Bertelsmann Foundation, and the OECD LEED Programme within its Demographic Change & Local Labour Markets projects.

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  • 10-September-2013

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    Innovative financing and delivery mechanisms for getting the unemployed into work

    Many factors put people at risk of long-term unemployment, including poverty and social exclusion, poor basic skills levels, discrimination, cultural distance from the mainstream labour market and poor local social capital. At the local level a holistic approach can help tackle such issues, with direct interventions in the fields of education and employment complementing wider actions to build social cohesion and community capacity.

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  • 10-September-2013

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

    The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 7.9% in July 2013, compared with 8.0% in the previous month.

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  • 5-September-2013

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    Turkey: Supporting small business development in the province of Manisa - The role of KOSGEB

    Many areas like Manisa suffer from a local lack of sophisticated demand in terms of expressed SME requirements. This leaves considerable scope for demand and supply side initiatives set within KOSGEB’s framework that will assist in shaping intervention and promoting a coherent approach to SME development.

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  • 21-August-2013

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    Workshop: New sources of growth for dynamic local labour markets - Policies and strategies in Western Sydney and beyond (Sydney, Australia)

    This workshop is organised by the Urban Research Centre, University of Western Sydney within the framework of the OECD LEED project on local economic strategies for shrinking and ageing labour markets

  • 19-August-2013

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    Transitions in and out of unemployment among young people in the Irish recession

    Young people have been hit hard by unemployment during the Irish recession. While much research has been undertaken to study the effects of the recession on overall labour market dynamics, little is known about the specific effects on youth unemployment and the associated challenges.

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  • 5-August-2013

    English

    Responding to key well-being challenges in Austria

    Important challenges for the future of Austrian well-being arise from demographic and environmental trends. The ageing of the population calls for a fair balance between life-time pension contributions and entitlements, drawing on the recent pension reform.

  • 5-August-2013

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    Austria’s well-being goes beyond GDP

    Austria enjoys strong material well-being and high quality of life. Steady convergence with top GDP per capita levels translated into decisive improvements in household disposable incomes while significant redistribution has ensured low income inequality and poverty.

  • 31-July-2013

    English

    Stimulating entrepreneurial mindsets and behaviours in east German higher education: State of play and inspiring practices

    As part of the OECD LEED project on university support for entrepreneurship in eastern Germany, undertaken in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Regional Development, this handbook presents highlights of results of a series of case studies and a university survey.

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