Publications & Documents


  • 16-November-2009

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    Designing Local Skills Strategies

    Higher-level skills are increasingly demanded by the knowledge-based economy. But with rising mobility and demographic change, it is no longer so simple to invest in a skilled workforce for the future. Actions are needed on a variety of fronts, including attracting and retaining talent, better integrating disadvantaged groups into the labour force, and upgrading the skills of low-paid workers. Much of the responsibility for these

  • 3-November-2009

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    Pedal to the metal: Structural reforms to boost long-term growth in Mexico and spur recovery from the crisis

    While Mexico’s growth performance has gradually improved over the past decades, its convergence toward OECD countries has been less rapid than in several other emerging markets.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    Achieving higher performance: Enhancing spending efficiency in health and education in Mexico

    Despite progress over the past two decades Mexico’s health and education indicators remain well below the average of the OECD and some of its Latin American emerging market peers.

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  • 3-November-2009

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    How do institutions affect structural unemployment in times of crises?

    This paper examines the effect of economic crises on structural unemployment using an Autoregressive Distributed Lags model and accounting for the role of institutional settings.

  • 1-November-2009

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    CFE Insight newsletter, vol.7 (November 2009)

    CFE Insight, a journal published on a regular basis by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).

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  • 28-October-2009

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    ULI Urban Investment Network Summit: Private investment, public assets, city futures (Barcelona, Spain)

    A highly interactive programme focused on developing cross-sector connections and knowledge sharing, as well as capturing participant's ideas on key issues and best practice.

  • 23-October-2009

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    The dark cloud of the recession – is there a silver lining?

    Showcase, the HCA Academy's case study library for sustainable communities is seeking your ideas & views in an online debate:- How leaders should respond to the needs of their local areas.- Sharing risk and learning from experience.- The skills people need to remain in the labour ma

  • 22-October-2009

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    Conference: Making entrepreneurship and SMEs more innovative (Udine, Italy)

    Innovation and entrepreneurship performance of a locality are key in supporting long-term growth. How to design local policies that improve this performance is the focus of this conference. High-profile participants represented both the public and private sector.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Towards Better Schools and More Equal Opportunities for Learning in Italy

    Compulsory school education in Italy produces poor results in terms of 15-year-olds’ performance on PISA tests, compared with other OECD countries, despite a relatively high level of expenditure, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 15-October-2009

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    Iceland: The Financial and Economic Crisis (Economics Department Working Paper 725)

    This working paper begins with a discussion of the factors that made the banks, non-financial firms and households vulnerable to deterioration in global financial markets. It then describes the failure of the banks, its direct impact on government debt, the IMF SBA and the economic outlook.

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