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Sergio Arzeni is the Director of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, and Local Development (CFE) in Paris, France.
The OECD LEED Programme has just released a report on "Enhancing the Capacity of Partnerships to Influence Policy” which gathers the experience of the two capacity building seminars organised by the Trento Centre for Local Development.
This publication provides an overview of the key issues and policy challenges surrounding entrepreneurship and SME development with particular reference to South East European (SEE) countries.
This conference is hosted by the Council of Labor Affairs and co-organised by the OECD LEED Programme. It will take place in Taipei, on 1-2 October 2007.
An ageing population creates immediate pressures for changes in both service delivery and in human resources management in government. This report reviews strategies to address these pressing issues and provides a snapshot of ageing policies and actions in nine OECD countries.
Reducing poverty and social exclusion is an important objective for all French governments. Even though conventionally measured poverty is in fact lower than in most other countries, it is still higher than can be easily accepted.
The French education system has a mixed record. A generally very successful pre school and primary school level contrasts with underfunded public universities with high dropout rates which exist alongside very successful higher education institutions for elites, as discussed in this working paper.
This event took place within the framework of the LEED project on the Local Governance of Employment and Skills in East Asia. The workshop discussed strategies and initiatives in China and experts shared diverse lessons learned from various OECD countries.
„Jobs for Immigrants: Labour Market Integration in Australia, Denmark, Germany and Sweden“ - Menschen mit Migrationshintergrund haben es auf dem deutschen Arbeitsmarkt deutlich schwererer, eine angemessene Beschäftigung zu finden als Personen ohne Migrationshintergrund. Dies ist zum Teil auf das geringere Bildungsniveau von Migranten zurückzuführen. Doch auch bei gleicher Bildung schneiden Migranten und deren Kinder deutlich
Active Labour Market Policies to help unemployed people back to work include job placement services, unemployment benefits, and labour market programmes such as training and job creation.