Publications & Documents


  • 30-March-2018

    English

    Investing in Youth: Norway

    The present report on Norway is part of the series on "Investing in Youth" which builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. This series covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD, as well as some emerging economies. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of youth policies in the areas of education, training, social and employment policies. Its main focus is on young people who are not in employment, education or training (the "NEETs").

    Earlier reviews in the same series have looked at youth policies in Brazil (2014), Latvia and Tunisia (2015), Australia, Lithuania and Sweden (2016), Japan (2017).

  • 31-January-2018

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Spain

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in Spain. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment between skills acquisition and labour market needs; education and training policies targeting skills development and investment for individuals and employers; activation policies to develop skills through on-the-job learning; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.

  • 14-janvier-2018

    Français

    Atteindre l'égalité femmes-hommes - Un combat difficile

    Les inégalités entre les femmes et les hommes persistent dans tous les domaines de la vie sociale et économique et dans tous les pays. Les jeunes femmes des pays de l’OCDE généralement de plus longues études que les jeunes hommes, mais elles sont moins susceptibles que ces derniers d’exercer une activité rémunérée. Les écarts se creusent avec l’âge car, en règle générale, notamment parce que la maternité a des effets négatifs sur la rémunération et la progression professionnelles des femmes. Celles-ci ont aussi moins tendance à créer leur entreprise, et elles sont sous-représentées au niveau des fonctions dirigeantes dans le secteur privé et dans les institutions publiques.

    Les Recommandations de 2013 et 2015 de l’OCDE sur l’égalité hommes-femmes fournissent des indications sur les moyens de faire progresser l’égalité entre les sexes en matière d’éducation, d’emploi et d’entrepreneuriat et dans la vie publique ; cet ouvrage examine l’évolution récente dans ces domaines en commençant par en donner une vue d’ensemble, puis en présentant 24 courts chapitres qui exposent chacun les principales conclusions dégagées, ainsi que des recommandations pour l’action. Parmi les thèmes traités figurent la violence contre les femmes, la budgétisation sexo-spécifique, le partage inégal du travail non rémunéré, la situation des femmes sur le marché du travail et au sein des migrations internationales. Les disparités existant entre les sexes sont illustrées par une série d’indicateurs. Sont en outre décrites des initiatives récemment prises par les pouvoirs publics, par exemple pour accroître la transparence des salaires dans le but de réduire les écarts de rémunération entre les femmes et les hommes, ou pour encourager les pères à prendre un congé parental. Dans l’ensemble, les progrès sont lents ; il est donc impératif que les pouvoirs publics intensifient leur action pour mettre fin aux inégalités entre les femmes et les hommes dans les domaines de l’éducation, de l’emploi et de l’entrepreneuriat et dans la vie publique.

    La version complète de cette publication sera disponible début 2018.

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  • 15-December-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Italy

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in Italy. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD Secretariat.

  • 6-December-2017

    English

    Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs - A Perspective on France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom

    This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.

  • 5-December-2017

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    Culture and local development: Maximising the impact - A guide

    Museums and cultural heritage sites are powerful assets for local development. They can help attract tourists, bring revenues, regenerate local economies, promote inclusion, boost cultural diversity and reinvent territorial identity. In 2017-18 the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme is developing a guide to inform and support policy makers in designing successful culture-led local development strategies.

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  • 5-December-2017

    English

    The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship

    The Missing Entrepreneurs 2017 is the fourth edition in a series of publications that examine how public policies at national, regional and local levels can support job creation, economic growth and social inclusion by overcoming obstacles to business start-ups and self-employment by people from disadvantaged or under-represented groups in entrepreneurship. It shows that there is substantial potential to combat unemployment and increase labour market participation by facilitating business creation in populations such as women, youth, the unemployed, and migrants. However, the specific problems they face need to be recognised and addressed with effective and efficient policy measures.
    This edition contains in-depth policy discussion chapters on the quality of self-employment, including new forms of self-employment such as dependent and false self-employment, and the potential of self-employment as an adjustment mechanism in major firm restructuring and job shedding. Each thematic chapter discusses current policy issues and challenges, and makes recommendations for policy makers. A data section provides a range of information on self-employment and business creation rates, barriers and key characteristics of businesses operated by social group. Finally, country profiles highlight recent trends in inclusive entrepreneurship, key policy challenges and recent policy actions in each of the 28 EU Member States.

  • 5-December-2017

    English

    SEMINAR: Fostering business attractiveness of Trentino (Italy)

    This seminar will focus on the main challenges in Trentino (Italy) concerning the necessary actions to overcome existing burdens – administrative firstly but also financial and concerning business service available at local level - and to ease the start-up of new and innovative business as well as attract FDI and international business.

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  • 4-December-2017

    English

    Collective bargaining

    Building on a rich set of survey and administrative data and using detailed information collected through new OECD policy questionnaires that were addressed to Labour Ministries and social partners, this webpage provides an updated and comprehensive picture of collective bargaining systems and their different building blocks.

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  • 4-December-2017

    English

    Italy: no country for young people?

    Years after the start of the recession the situation of youth in the Italian labour market remains quite bleak. Nearly one in four young people in Italy are neither in employment, education, or training (NEETs) and many young people lack the right skills. Within this context, the government is introducing promising reforms to give young people a better start in the world of work.

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