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Nearly two years after production began to recover from the worst recession to have hit OECD countries since the 1930s, the labour market situation remains a major preoccupation.
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Aggregate demand policies have a role to play in supporting the economic recovery and stimulate jobs. Enhancing vocational training is desirable, even if beefing-up such programmes may be difficult in countries facing large budget deficits or with limited training infrastructure.
Within the Green Jobs Learning Forum promoted by the ILO, the Trento Centre organised an intense morning discussion involving local representatives to consider sustainable development strategies in the Autonomous Province of Trento.
This LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance thematic brochure reviews the experience of partnerships in different countries in addressing the implications of climate change and creating employment at local level.
Asia is generally recognised to be leading the global recovery from the financial crisis, while decentralisation is transforming the role of local government from implementers of national strategies to equal partners with national government for social and economic initiatives.
Australia faces the mutually reinforced challenges of boosting labour supply and promoting social inclusion. Labour underutilisation is especially prevalent among groups such as lone parents, people with disability, and Indigenous Australians.
Going for Growth 2011 takes stock of recent progress in implementing policy reforms to improve labour productivity and utilisation that were identified as priorities in the 2010 edition.
The conference reviewed the results of OECD research with national policy makers and practitioners, debating the best way of managing flexibility and accountability in labour market policy.
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The event was organised by the ESF Learning Network Community of Practice for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (COPIE 2). It took place at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin-Mitte and was by invitation only.
This seminar was organised by the OECD LEED Programme in cooperation with the City Council of Barcelona, through its Local Development Agency, Barcelona Activa, to analyse best practices for quality employment in different environments among OECD countries.