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This project assesses the contribution of labour market policy to boosting quality employment and enhancing productivity by better matching skills supply to demand, improving training provision and addressing skills gaps but also improving skills utilisation by firms.
What individuals know and can do has a profound impact on the competitiveness, productivity and social cohesion of their countries. But most importantly it has an impact on the quality of their lives; on their achievements and self-fulfilment, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
Policy makers, economists and representatives of international and European institutions discussed the future of global economic and financial development and debated the role played by regions and localities in the recovery and development of economic competitiveness.
Decisori politici, economisti di alto livello e rappresentanti di istituzioni internazionali ed europee hanno discusso il futuro dello sviluppo economico globale e finanziario e del ruolo svolto dalle regioni e località per il recupero e lo sviluppo della competitività economica internazionale.
Estonia has already experienced many benefits of increasing international integration, most obviously in significant convergence.
- Economic Survey of Estonia 2011
This paper uses an impulse-response function approach to assess the magnitude and persistence of the labour force participation effects of downturns for a sample of 30 countries over the period 1960-2008.
These LEED reviews will examine the framework conditions and instruments for intervention to achieve successful local economic development in participating countries and localities.
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This workshop provided an opportunity to discuss ways to increase the effectiveness of actions to boost skills development to stimulate good quality employment both abroad and in Cambodia.
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This report was prepared to help Korea identify and address main social policy challenges. It suggests specific policy options and a strategy to “go social”, based on the practices and reforms that have worked well in other countries.
Sustaining economic growth is certainly important to promote social cohesion but growth alone cannot solve all problems. Instead, well-targeted social policies are essential to promote social cohesion and reverse the upward trend in income inequality. This is the “go social” challenge facing Korea, said OECD Secretary-General in Seoul.