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This publication examines how governments can boost innovation by improving environments for enterprise creation and innovation in SMEs and strengthening the capabilities of entrepreneurs and SMEs.
An intensive 2 week course for local level development practitioners. Main objectives were to enhace participants skills in the design and implementation of innovative and green Local Employment Development strategies.
This paper assesses how the shock to aggregate unemployment as a result of the economic crisis may be transmitted to structural unemployment through hysteresis effects that occur through the rise in long-term unemployment.
The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) helps countries develop economically and socially at a local level by building better quality jobs.
Handbook "Shooting for the moon: good practices in local youth entrepreneurship support", April 2010. This handbook presents a criteria list of good practice that can be read as a tool to self-assess and re-orient current strategies, structures and practices in youth entrepreneurship support.
Angel Gurría provides an overview of labour market conditions in OECD countries and explains why large fiscal deficits complicate the policy options even further. He also describes what governments should do to promote a job-rich recovery that benefits all workforce groups, including the most vulnerable.
In 2008, the Czech government implemented a major overhaul of the personal income tax (PIT), replacing the previous progressive rate schedule with a single 15% rate levied on an enlarged base.
- Economic Survey of the Czech Republic 2010
This paper presents in summary form the findings that emerge from a study of 20 structural reform episodes in 10 OECD countries.
The meeting intends to bring together policymakers, researchers, and other experts who can contribute state-of-the-art evidence and experience to frame the issues surrounding increasing labour market inclusion for individuals with a mental health-related disability.
This paper takes stock of recent labour market developments, highlights some of the key uncertainties, and discusses the policy options available to damp any further, structural deterioration in labour markets and facilitate an eventual, sustained, job-rich recovery.