Publications & Documents


  • 21-June-2013

    Norwegian, PDF, 46kb

    Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013_Press release in Norvegian

    Norway should improve incentives to encourage people to work longer, says OECD in its latest report Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013

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  • 21-June-2013

    English

    Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013 - Working Better with Age

    This report provides an overview of the substantial ageing and employment policy initiatives already implemented in Norway over the past decade and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects.

    To give better incentives to carry on working, the report recommends further reforms in the second-pillar pension schemes, particularly for public sector employees. On the side of

  • 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

    English

    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%).

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  • 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).

  • 20-June-2013

    English

    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.

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  • 17-June-2013

    English, PDF, 907kb

    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.

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  • 11-June-2013

    English

    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.

  • 11-June-2013

    English

    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.

  • 11-June-2013

    English

    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.

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