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Despite the first signs of economic recovery, unemployment will remain high for the years to come. The 6th Annual Meeting brought together some 200 representatives of all the components of the society to review how local development actors are adapting to this new reality.
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Final version adopted by Forum members at the 6th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
This OECD review series aims to assist local policy makers to develop strategies and programmes that promote the contribution of entrepreneurship and SME growth to local development.
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With ongoing migration of the younger cohorts to urban areas, the increase in the old-age dependency ratio will be even more pronounced in rural than in urban areas.
In recent years, policymaking in China has put increasing emphasis on stemming the growth in inequality, which had been fairly steep since the 1980s.
Over the past decade, the share of jobs not controlled by the state has increased considerably, whilst employment in agriculture has declined, against the backdrop of ongoing urbanisation.
Chile has made impressive progress in educational attainment but still needs to catch up with OECD quality standards, and equity problems need to be addressed.
Israel’s economy has shown resilience during the global recession, but more active education and employment policies – particularly targeted at minority groups – are needed to bolster its economic performance and bridge deep divisions within its society, according to Angel Gurría.
Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak.