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  • 25-May-2017

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    OECD Economic Surveys: Colombia 2017

    Growth in Colombia has been among the strongest in the region, reflecting the flexible exchange rate and inflation targeting monetary policy, and fiscal rules. The strong growth and welfare programmes to the most vulnerable groups have substantially reduced poverty. Lower taxes and fees on wages have brought more people to better quality formal jobs, thereby raising both productivity and inclusiveness. Productivity and job opportunities have also been enhanced by recent reforms facilitating the opening of business, obtaining construction permits, registering property and paying taxes. However, productivity growth is still low and the gap between rich and poor among the highest in Latin America. Informality and gender gaps remain high, and social mobility low. Years of armed conflict, stringent local regulations and distortions in the tax system have created disparities in productivity and access to basic services across regions. Further simplifying procedures for company registration and the affiliation of workers to social security, improving labour market programmes, expanding early childhood education, and raising education quality would boost inclusion, social mobility and living standards. Greater and more affordable child, elderly and disability care would open the job market to more women. Raising productivity will be fundamental to continued increases in living standards for all Colombians.

    SPECIAL FEATURES: PRODUCTIVITY; INCLUSIVE GROWTH

  • 23-mai-2017

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    Agir contre le changement climatique peut stimuler la croissance économique

    Selon un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE établi dans le cadre de la présidence allemande du G20, intégrer à la politique économique courante des mesures de lutte contre le changement climatique peut avoir un impact positif sur la croissance économique à moyen et long terme.

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  • 23-May-2017

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    Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth

    This report provides an assessment of how governments can generate inclusive economic growth in the short term, while making progress towards climate goals to secure sustainable long-term growth. It describes the development pathways required to meet the Paris Agreement objectives and underlines the value of well-aligned policy packages in mobilising investment and social support for the transition while enhancing growth. The report also sets out the structural, financial and political changes needed to enable the transition.

  • 22-mai-2017

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    Croissance du PIB - premier trimestre 2017, OCDE

    La croissance du PIB de la zone OCDE a chuté à 0,4% au premier trimestre de 2017

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  • 22-mai-2017

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    Perspectives économiques en Afrique 2017 - Entrepreneuriat et industrialisation

    Les Perspectives économiques en Afrique 2017 dressent l’état actuel du continent et livrent des prévisions économiques à deux ans. Ce rapport annuel examine la performance de l’Afrique dans des domaines essentiels : macroéconomie, flux financiers extérieurs et recettes fiscales, commerce et intégration régionale, développement humain et gouvernance. Pour cette 16e édition, les Perspectives économiques en Afrique passent au crible la question du rôle des entrepreneurs dans l’industrialisation du continent. Le rapport propose des solutions pratiques que les gouvernements africains peuvent adopter pour mettre en place des stratégies d’industrialisation efficaces. Des politiques favorisant les compétences, les regroupements d’entreprises (clusters) et le financement lèveraient des contraintes majeures rencontrées actuellement par les entreprises privées africaines.

    Des notes pays offrent une synthèse des tendances récentes de l'économie, des prévisions de croissance du produit intérieur brut pour 2017 et 2018, et des principaux enjeux dans chacun des 54 pays africains. Une annexe statistique (disponible en ligne uniquement) permet de comparer les variables économiques, sociales et politiques propres à chaque pays.

  • 18-mai-2017

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    Le ralentissement persistant de la croissance de la productivité pèse sur les niveaux de vie

    Selon un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui par l'OCDE, le ralentissement de la croissance de la productivité – déjà amorcé avant la crise et conjugué à la faiblesse des investissements – a continué ces dernières années de saper l’augmentation de la production économique et des niveaux de vie matériels dans de nombreux pays du monde.

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  • 18-mai-2017

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    Une approche révisée pour la convergence de la productivité dans les scénarios à long terme

    L’étude décrit les révisions de la composante d’efficience du travail tendancielle de la fonction de production qui sous-tend les scénarios économiques à long terme.

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  • 18-May-2017

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    OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2017

    This report presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer-term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries, accession countries, key partners and some G20 countries. It includes measures of labour productivity, capital productivity and multifactor productivity, as well as indicators of international competitiveness. A special chapter analyses how productivity and wages have evolved in the post-crisis period, while describing the major challenges in measuring the wage-productivity gap and the labour income share.

  • 15-May-2017

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    Small, Medium, Strong. Trends in SME Performance and Business Conditions

    SMEs and entrepreneurs play a key role in national economies around the world, generating employment and income, contributing to innovation and knowledge diffusion, responding to new or niched demands and social needs, and enhancing social inclusion. However, SMEs are often more affected by business environment conditions and structural policies than larger firms.

    This report presents comparative evidence on SME performance and trends, and on a broad range of policy areas and business environment conditions that are important for small businesses. The analysis takes into account the multi-dimensionality of SME policy objectives and the significant heterogeneity of the SME population, within and across countries. Data and indicators on framework conditions are complemented with information on recent policy trends in OECD countries. This publication addresses a growing demand by governments for tools to monitor the business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises, and benchmark the effectiveness of policies in creating appropriate conditions for them to flourish and grow.

  • 12-May-2017

    English

    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting: Inequality and Growth

    Growth seems to be slowly picking up. This is good news. But we are still facing a vicious circle of low productivity growth, sluggish demand, stagnant wages and, in many G7 countries, rising or high levels of inequalities.

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