Publications & Documents


  • 16-December-2010

    English

    International Conference: Economic inclusion, public policies and local development (Quito, Ecuador)

    This international event will gather representatives from Latin American countries which policies of economic inclusion are being developed and implemented.

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  • 15-December-2010

    English

    Off to a Good Start? Jobs for Youth

    Promoting a smooth transition from school to work, and ensuring that youth are given the opportunities to move on in their careers and lives, have long been issues of fundamental importance for our economies and societies. Today, they are even more pressing challenges as the global economy emerges from the worst crisis of the past 50 years. Indeed, young people have borne much of the brunt of the recent jobs crisis. The youth unemployment rate is approaching 20% in the OECD area, with nearly 4 million more youth among the unemployed than at the end of 2007. 

    The initial experience in the labour market has a profound influence on later working life. Getting off to a good start facilitates youth integration into the world of work and lays the foundation for a good career, while it can be difficult to catch up after an initial failure. In particular, the jobs crisis is likely to leave long-lasting “scarring” effects on some of the current generation of school-leavers, particularly if they face multiple disadvantages, such as having low skills and also coming from a disadvantaged background. 

    Tackling the youth jobs crisis requires a strong commitment from all: the youth themselves, the government through well-targeted and effective policy measures, social partners though their participation in the dialogue, and other key actors – such as teachers, practitioners and parents – who can really make a difference to investing in youth. 

    This report makes an important contribution to a new agenda of youth-friendly employment policies and practices. It analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries. But it also discusses structural reforms in education and in the labour market that can facilitate the transition from school to work. The report draws on both recent data and the main lessons that emerged from the 16 country reviews conducted as part of the OECD Jobs for Youth/Des emplois pour les jeunes programme.

  • 15-December-2010

    English

    Invest in youth to tackle jobs crisis

    The global economy is recovering but youth unemployment is getting worse. Young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the average worker, yet few governments are taking proactive steps to boost youth employment.

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  • 14-December-2010

    English

    Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

    This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

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  • 13-December-2010

    English

    Capacity building seminar: New strategies for tourism and local development in the Mediterranean region (Trento, Italy) - 1st Edition

    The seminar aimed to build and share the knowledge and know-how of participants on how to develop integrated strategies based on sustainable tourism and build new and innovative tourism policies, which reflect local characteristics and which address local need, engaging local communities.

  • 13-December-2010

    Italian

    Seminario di capacity building: Nuove strategie per il turismo e lo sviluppo locale nell’area del mediterraneo (Trento, Italia) - 1a Edizione

    Il seminario ha inteso sviluppare le conoscenze e il know-how dei partecipanti su come sviluppare strategie integrate basate sul turismo sostenibile e concepire politiche turistiche nuove e innovative che riflettano le caratteristiche del territorio e rispondano ai bisogni locali.

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  • 13-December-2010

    English

    Conference: Leveraging training & skills development in SMEs (Warsaw, Poland)

    Training and skills development are greatly needed in SMEs. This conference reviewed the results of an OECD case study of the Zaglebie sub-region in south-east Poland. Policy makers, industry representatives and SMEs debated the best way to leverage training and skills development.

  • 12-December-2010

    English

    Boosting jobs and skills - article

    Unemployment soared in the crisis, and creating jobs is now a major policy priority. But jobs alone will not be enough. A greater emphasis on skills will be needed for the recovery to last.

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  • 9-December-2010

    English

    Regulatory reforms to unlock long–term growth in Turkey

    In the 2000s, Turkey has enjoyed rapid catching–up. This was possible despite the adverse business environment, as the semi–formal and informal economy had a significant contribution to the expansion of the private sector.

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  • 9-December-2010

    English

    Meeting of the Public Employment and Management Working Party

    The 2010 annual meeting of the Public Employment and Management Working Party (PEMWP) built on the discussions and the communiqué of the OECD Public Governance Committee at Ministerial level that took place in Venice on 15 November 2010.

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