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The OECD LEED Skills for Competitiveness project has reviewed the tools and governance mechanisms which policy makers are putting in place to tackle this policy area in three LEED member countries.
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Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to this new OECD report.
Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to a new OECD report.
The OECD has launched its Skills Strategy to help governments build economic resilience, boost employment and reinforce social cohesion. Despite the pressure on public finances, spending on education and skills is an investment for the future and must be a priority.
Since the current economic crisis began in earnest in September 2007 with the collapse of banks in the UK and USA, we have seen the triggering of a global recession and wider processes of economic restructuring.
More than ever promoting the creation of sufficient quality jobs for the many unemployed and under-employed, including many youth, is the key policy priority for all G20 countries said A. Gurría, OECD Secretary-General.
All our established certainties about the economy and how best to regulate it have been shaken to the core by the Great Recession. It is forcing a radical rethink about our underlying economic models and how appropriate they are in the current context, said the OECD Secretary-General.
The OECD, in collaboration with the ILO, has prepared a series of reports to support the Ministers’ discussions at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting in Guadalajara on 17-18 May, 2012.
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Background paper for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment MinistersGuadalajara, 17–18 May 2012, prepared by the ILO and the OECD.
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This note sets out the key facts concerning the youth labour market and why it is urgent for policy makers to take action. It then puts forward a number of measures that should be taken to improve youth job prospects. The note draws on the extensive analysis that the OECD has carried out in the area of youth employment.