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This 3.5-day seminar discussed how to tackle some of the primary challenges SMEs face, addressing the following issues related to SME policy tools and instruments: (i) business cooperation and local governance; (ii) technology, innovation and green growth; and (iii) access to finance.
Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.
- Economic Survey of Mexico 2011
The central theme of this international meeting was the need for dialogue between the State and civil society to develop enabling public policy in favour of the social and solidarity economy.
This international conference reviewed and drew lessons from successful past experiences and innovative solutions available today to identify how labour market policy, skills development and training policies can contribute to sustainable employment creation.
This workshop discussed measuring frameworks and indicators for green job creation, greening labour markets, change of production processes and company transformations; chiefly within the context of Copenhagen Cleantech Cluster.
Job creation in hard times. Learning from the past and new policy directions
IZA / OECD Employment Seminar 3-4 November 2011, Paris, OECD Conference Center
Labour Activation in a Time of High Unemployment
Joint OECD/University of Maryland International Conference, 14-15 November 2011
Urgent action must be taken by the governments to tackle high unemployment and growing inequality. Good-quality social policies, particularly those addressed to the most vulnerable, should be seen as sound investments to promote economic growth and well-being, according to Angel Gurría.
LEED's mission is to contribute to the creation of more and better jobs through effective policy implementation, innovative practices, stronger capacities and integrated strategies at a local level.
Tackling the employment challenge and the rise in inequality, the most urgent issues for policy-makers, could be achieved within the current public budgets by using more in-work benefits, or improving equal access and quality of education and training said Angel Gurría.