OECD Yearbook 2016: Top stories

A mystery in the machine

Pedro Domingos, Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Algorithms lie at the heart of machine learning, which, in turn lies at the heart of much of modern life–from online shopping to intelligence gathering. 

It's up to us all to end child labour

Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

A young boy named Kalu, who had been rescued from a carpet-weaving unit in Bihar, once raised a compelling and very significant question when he met then-President Bill Clinton. 

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Innovative and productive economies

Anindya Ghose

In with the in-crowd

Anindya Ghose, NEC Faculty Fellow, NYU Stern School of Business

Over the last few years there has been increased interest among start-ups in using Internet-based platforms to crowd­source a wide variety of resources, including funding, labour, design and ideas.

Future societies

Camila Vallejo

On public education in Chile

Camila Vallejo Dowling, Communist Party, Member of Parliament (Congress), Chile

In 2011 the Social Movement for Public Education led the biggest demonstrations since Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile.

From agreement to action

Fighting poverty means fighting sexism

Michael Elliott, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign

Nowhere in the world do women have as many opportunities as men, whether those opportunities are economic, social or political.

 

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Jacques van den Broek

Jobs in the digital era work differently

Jacques van den Broek, CEO Randtsad Holding NV

Ongoing innovation in technology is changing labour markets worldwide. 

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Introduction

Towards a more productive, inclusive world
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD 

The economic empowerment of women for more productive and inclusive societies
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile

Innovative and productive economies

The productivity and equality nexus
Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief od Staff and Sherpa to the G20/G7

All on board to increase productivity for a more inclusive world
Rodrigo Valdés, Minister of Finance, Chile

Business brief: Jobs in the digital era work differently
Jacques van den Broek, CEO Randstad Holding NV

The twin challenges of promoting productivity and inclusive growth
Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, OECD

For an optimistic revolution
Alexander Stubb, Minister of Finance, Finland

Forging a digital society
Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for the Digital Economy, France

The digital disruption of productivity
Diane Coyle, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and Fellow, Office for National Statistics

Digital economy: Why a brighter future could be in our pocket
Andy Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

In with the in-crowd
Anindya Ghose, NEC Faculty Fellow, NYU Stern School of Business

A mystery in the machine
Pedro Domingos, Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

We need to talk about digital ethics
Charlotte de Broglie, CEO and Founder, For the Future

Future societies

Europe will win from integration
Stefano Scarpetta, Director, and Jean-Christophe Dumont, Head of International Migration Division, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Refugees are not a burden but an opportunity
Philippe Legrain, Founder, Open Political Economy Network (OPEN), Senior Visiting Fellow, European Institute at the London School of Economics

Understanding the battle against extremism
Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

Family-friendly governance in response to demographic challenges
Katalin Veresne Novák, Minister of State, Ministry of Human Capacities, Hungary

On public education in Chile
Camila Vallejo Dowling, Communist Party, Member of Parliament (Congress), Chile

To have and have more: Wealth management and the growth of global inequality
Brooke Harrington, Author and Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School

Code is the poetry of a better world
Linda Liukas, Author, Computer Programmer 

Business brief: The ascendancy of digital trade: A new world order?
Jacques Bughin, Director, McKinsey Global Institute

What dads can do for gender equality
Monika Queisser, Willem Adema and Chris Clarke, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs

Women for peace
Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founding Chair, International Women’s Forum and Ibrahim Gambari, Former Foreign Affairs Minister, Nigeria, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs

Local logic: How cities can make a difference
Carolina Tohá, Mayor of Santiago, Chile

Inequality and urban growth
Ricky Burdett, Professor of Urban Studies, London School of Economics

Business brief: A new vision for living and ageing in America
Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP

 

From agreement to action

The Paris Agreement demands climate action
Simon Upton, Director, OECD Environment Directorate

Renewable energy: Catalyst for a clean energy transition
Miguel Arias Cañete, EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy

China's climate change combat
Interview with Xuedu Lu, Advisor, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank

How to reach the Sustainable Development Goals? We need a GPS
Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director, OECD Statistics Directorate

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals is an imperative
Dambisa Moyo, Economist and Author

Africa's choice: Business-as-usual or a green agenda?
Belynda Petrie, CEO and Co-Founder, OneWorld Sustainable Investments

Fighting poverty means fighting sexism
Michael Elliott, President and CEO, The ONE Campaign

The MNE Guidelines at 40: Implementation still matters
Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Director, OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial Markets

It's up to us all to end child labour
Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation

Act today for tomorrow's children
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International

Global tax and transparency: We have the tools, now we must make them work
Pascal Saint-Amans, Director, OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration

Finance, amorality and double speak
Joris Luyendijk, Author

Local growth and development: An era of new priorities
Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo

Inclusive business can help solve the sustainability equation
Noah Beckwith, Development Finance Practitioner

World trade: Why ministers must act
Todd McClay, Minister of Trade, New Zealand

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