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Challenges with respect to trade and jobs – and the interface between the two issue areas – remain near the top of policy agendas for OECD members and partner countries around the world. Globalisation has been a critical force driving increased economic integration and structural change, resulting in greater employment opportunities and welfare, but also creating adjustment difficulties including in the labour market. Through its deep
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In a context of high unemployment following the crisis and increased global competition, ensuring an adequate supply of skills, maximising their use and optimising further development of skills in the workforce is key to boosting employment and economic growth, and to promoting social inclusion. Skills are thus high on the agenda, nationally and internationally. Public spending on education and training already represents around 13%
This paper critically reviews the current state of cross-country research on informality and discusses how existing data sources can be more effectively employed and extended to shed light on the link between public policies and informality.
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The 2011 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial level is the first milestone in the Gender Initiative, which was launched by the OECD to help governments promote gender equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship (the “three Es”).
The OECD LEED Trento Centre organised a round-table session on "Labour and productivity: the role of institutions, trade unions and business in the current economic crisis", on Friday 3 June at 11.00 a.m., Trento (Italy).
Il Centro OCSE LEED di Trento ha organizzato una tavola rotonda sul tema: “Produttività e lavoro: il ruolo delle istituzioni, del sindacato e dell’impresa nell’attuale crisi economica”, venerdì 3 giugno 2011 alle ore 11:00.
This learning manual presents a series of policy recommendations for improving the labour market outcomes at local level, based on studies from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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Given the slack remaining in economic activity and labour utilisation, together with still-anchored inflation expectations, aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs.
Mr. Gurría underlined the importance of tackling the challenges of unemployment and inequality. He said: “we need a more inclusive and greener model of growth based on sound institutions… And we must focus even more in our relations with social partners to reach such joint goals”.
"By signing this Memorandum, our organisations commit to deliver a multidimensional and coherent policy advice, to promote the cross-pollination of our assessments, ideas and solutions to ensure better jobs for better lives", said OECD Secretary-General.