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Gathering evidence is an essential requirement for local development organisations to design sound economic development strategies, demonstrate delivery against objectives, and prepare a path for future policy action.
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This note summarises main issues from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers: People with disabilities are under-represented in the workforce and over-represented among the poor...
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This note presents main issues on the role of growth and employment/unemployment developments in explaining recent income inequality trends in Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and discusses the roles played by labour market and social policies in shaping and addressing these inequalities.
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A sustained effort at promoting regulatory reform has contributed to Australia’s success in weathering the global financial crisis; it was among the few OECD countries that did not enter a recession. But this is no time for complacency. The government has laid out an ambitious regulatory reform agenda to build a seamless national economy and unleash productivity.
Australian Competition Law has helped to establish robust and
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The world economy is in a severe economic downturn with potentiallydire consequences for workers and their families. The ultimate dimensionsof this crisis are not yet known, but it is already clear that it will be thedeepest recession of the post-war era for the OECD area.
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While work is often the best pathway out of poverty, employment does notalways guarantee an adequate living standard. At the outset of the currenteconomic downturn, the risk of in-work poverty was significant in mostOECD countries.
This page provides a list of recent Policy Briefs by the Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
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Open trade and investment policies can be a powerful force for raising living standards. Economists have long emphasised this point and it is confirmed by much research. For example, the OECD’s Growth Study estimated that a 10 percentage point increase in trade openness translates over time into an increase of around 4% in per capita income in the OECD area. The recent dynamism of China and India demonstrates how trade and investment
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Flows of migrant workers are increasing. Almost three million long-term migrants enter OECD countries legally every year, and the numbers will continue to rise as host countries grapple with falling birth rates and ageing populations. Immigration offers clear benefits to advanced countries, with some sectors already lacking the labour and skills they need to meet demand. For migrants, attractions include a higher standard of living
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Реальні механізми управління мають одну річ, характерну для всіх країн ОЕСР — це державна служба. Іншими словами, йдеться про централізовану бюрократичну структуру, яка складається з людей, що працюють у міністерствах та інших державних установах з метою реалізації планів уряду. Поширеною є думка, що державна служба відрізняється від інших видів праці, отже, потребує спе' ціальної системи найму.Державна служба традиційно пропонувала