Publications & Documents


  • 27-October-2011

    English

    Local skills strategies

    The LEED Programme is launching a project analysing local skills strategies in place in OECD member and non-member countries, as part of a wider OECD Skills Strategy, and seeking experts in the field to contribute case studies examining a joined up approach to local skills development.

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  • 25-October-2011

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    Capacity building seminar: Implementing SME policy tools in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus (Trento, Italy)

    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.

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  • 20-October-2011

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    Globalisation, Comparative Advantage and the Changing Dynamics of Trade

    The effects of globalisation have been at the forefront of public debate in recent years, fuelled on the one hand by the large benefits of integrated markets, and on the other hand, by the detrimental adjustment effects often experienced by many economies as a result.  Knowing how trade has been evolving over time and the role policy has played in this evolution are critical to understanding the globalisation debate and grasping the lessons for future policy development. The comparative advantage hypothesis has been suggested as one of the principal explanations of international trade and of the benefits associated with openness. It has also provided the intellectual underpinnings for most trade policy in the past 50 years. This book collects OECD work that builds on recent contributions to the theory and empirics of comparative advantage, putting particular emphasis on the role policy can play in shaping trade.

  • 19-October-2011

    English

    Informality in Mexico

    Mexico has a relatively large informal sector by OECD standards.

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  • 17-October-2011

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    Conference: International Forum on the Social and Solidarity Economy - FIESS (Montréal, Canada)

    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.

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  • 13-October-2011

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    International conference: Building quality jobs in the recovery (Dublin, Ireland)

    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.

  • 12-October-2011

    English

    Taxation and Employment

    This publication examines the effects of taxation on employment, highlights the resulting policy challenges, and discusses the ways governments endeavour to address these challenges.  Chapter 1 provides a broad overview of the effects of taxation on employment, examining how taxes on labour income can affect both the size of the labour force and the level of unemployment, and highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers.  This analysis is then augmented in chapters 2-4 by the more detailed analysis of the effects of taxation on the employment of three groups where empirical research suggests that responses of labour supply to taxation may be relatively large: low-income workers, mobile highly-skilled workers, and older workers.  As well as highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers, the report places a particular focus on the different measures that have been adopted by countries to attempt to overcome these problems, discussing, where possible, the main design features, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that have been adopted.

  • 12-October-2011

    English

    Workshop: Measuring the potential of green growth (Copenhagen, Denmark)

    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.

  • 10-October-2011

    English

    IZA / OECD Employment Seminar 3-4 November

    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

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  • 10-October-2011

    English

    OECD/University of Maryland International Conference - Labour Activation in a Time of High Unemployment - 14-15 November 2011

    Labour Activation in a Time of High Unemployment Joint OECD/University of Maryland International Conference, 14-15 November 2011

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