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A High-Level Forum on Sickness, Disability and Work: Addressing Policy Challenges in OECD Countries will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 14-15 May 2009.
A Report and a Guide on evaluation of local development strategies have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic.
A review of policy initiatives and broader development strategies which could inspire policymaking in Wales and other similar old industrial regions. Including 25 policy interventions and development strategies from OECD countries, the resulting four part report is available here for download.
A Report and a Guide on evaluation of local development strategies have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry for National Development and Economy of Hungary.
This paper discusses options for removing the remaining barriers that impede worker reallocation across jobs, sectors, and regions into more productive activities.
- Economic Survey of Estonia 2009
In today’s economic context, governments are required to take centre stage, helping workers to compete in the global market whilst also supporting employers so that they may retain jobs, increase productivity and offer better-quality employment at the local level. This book provides a new indicator for benchmarking labour-market policy, reviewing the flexibility available in its management throughout OECD countries. The research
Discussions about the current crisis often present events in a sequence, such as that the US sub-prime crisis in August 2007 triggered a major inter-bank credit crisis, which transformed itself into a general credit crisis, the latter having an impact on the real economy and overall business and consumer confidence. However, some commentators have made reference to other explanations, more linked to the evolution of economic
Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including Australia. 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.
Barcelona and LEED are taking forward an initiative on “Recession, Recovery, and Reinvestment: The role of Local Economic Leadership” which will convene a series of meetings and activities to ensure that local economic development can respond effectivel