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The Swiss education system performs well in many important dimensions. Remaining challenges include raising education outcomes of children with modest socio-economic background. Removing barriers to higher tertiary attainment could also help raise productivity.
This paper provides an overview of social assistance and other minimum-income programmes in OECD countries, summarises their main features, and highlights a number of current policy challenges.
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This presentation was made by Elizabeth Montoya, Chief of staff/Director of external affairs, Office of Personnel Management, United States, at the Experts meeting on Building a stronger and a fairer public service by fostering diversity, held at the OECD Conference centre on 1st October 2009.
Individual elements in the Belgian tax system affect the growth process through different channels and to a varying degree.
The study is exploring ways of allowing policy makers to inject greater flexibility into the management of employment policy at the local level, while ensuring full accountability in relation to meeting national policy goals.
OECD research shows that to be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to invest not only in the supply of skills but also in the demand for skills.The new OECD LEED project on “Skills for Competitiveness” will examine the advantages of such demand-side policy interventions.
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Speech by John P. Martin at a conference organised by the European Commission on "“SOCIAL PROTECTION: ITS CONTRIBUTION TO RECOVERY” – AN EXCHANGE BETWEEN EMERGING ECONOMIES AND THE EU" in Brussels, 9 December 2009
The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including the US. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
While no country has been spared from the effects of the financial and economic crisis, the diverse impact has been quite evident in Asia. This meeting aimed to strengthen the capacity of local level players to undertake effective employment recovery and skills strategies in response to the cris