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  • 18-December-2013

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    Spain’s labour market reforms on track but more assistance needed for young jobseekers, says OECD

    Spain has taken courageous steps to strengthen its labour market. Recent reforms have helped create jobs and should further boost competitiveness and employment in the years to come. But additional efforts are needed to boost competition in product markets and to improve assistance to job seekers, particularly young people, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    The 2012 Labour market reform in Spain: A preliminary assessment

    This report provides an initial evaluation of the comprehensive reform of the Spanish labour market undertaken in 2012. The report was commissioned to the OECD by the Spanish government and it complements the evaluation of the 2012 labour market reform undertaken by the Labour Ministry (Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social (MEySS)) and presented in September 2013.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    The Missing Entrepreneurs - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Entrepreneurship development is an important requirement for achieving of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. It is also a means to respond to new economic challenges, to create jobs and to fight social and financial exclusion. The impact of the global financial and economic crisis calls for giving entrepreneurship and self-employment a stronger role in economic and social development policies.

    This book collects and synthesizes information and data on entrepreneurship activities in Europe, focusing on people that are at the greatest risk of social exclusion. These groups include young people, older people, women, ethnic minorities and migrants, people with disabilities and the unemployed.

  • 13-December-2013

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    Getting Irish youth on the job track

    Irish youth was hit hard by the crisis. New labour-market policy initiatives have been introduced recently, but more will be needed to limit scarring effects and keep youth connected so that they can get back to work as soon as the recovery strengthens.

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  • 12-December-2013

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    International Symposium - Skills and training ecosystems for local revitalisation

    Partners of the OECD LEED project on "Local economic strategies for shrinking and ageing labour markets", a 2013-2014 study.

  • 6-December-2013

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    Informal employment in Russia: definitions, incidence, determinants and labour market segmentation

    This paper takes stock of informal employment in Russia analysing its incidence and determinants. Using the regular 2003-11 waves and an informality supplement of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) it develops several measures of informal employment and demonstrates that the incidence varies widely across the different definitions.

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  • 3-December-2013

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    Youth employment and unemployment

    OECD Ministers agreed to take a comprehensive range of measures as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth, with two main objectives. The first objective is to tackle the current situation of high youth unemployment and underemployment. The second objective is to produce better outcomes for youth in the longer run

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  • 14-November-2013

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    Public Procurement Review of the State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico

    How can citizens’ health and well-being be improved when public resources are limited? What practices allow hospitals and health clinics to get state of art medical equipment and medicine at the right price?

    The OECD Procurement Review of the Mexican State’s Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute (ISSSTE) looks at the public entity responsible for providing medical and social services to Mexican civil servants. It provides a comprehensive assessment of its procurement function and how to improve it in order to enhance the overall efficiency and transparency of the organisation and the quality of the services it provides.

    The review builds on the OECD Principles for Enhancing Integrity in Public Procurement, good practices of other health organisations as well as comparative data on public procurement in OECD countries.

  • 12-November-2013

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    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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  • 4-November-2013

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    Report : Developing Tourism Outside of Established Localities Ideas and Practices for a “Mission Possible”

    The aim of this compendium is to show how the development of the tourism sector can support the local economy in primarily rural and marginal localities. There are opportunities in terms of local development which are often not fully exploited, even though they are extremely powerful.

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