Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.
Inequality is a multi-dimensional challenge, it goes beyond income and it affects the well-being of our people. Evidence now tells us that the levels of inequality are becoming an impediment for progress, and that action is needed on many fronts. Tackling inequalities continues to be our core business for economic reasons, for fair societies with equal opportunities, and not least for the well-being of our citizens.
Could the recovery from the worst crisis in half a century finally take hold in 2014? How can we build a resilient, inclusive and greener future for all?
The OECD wishes you happy holidays and a prosperous 2014. Bring in the new year with one of our quizzes.
Much of the media coverage around PISA focused on the strong performance of Asia’s students, leaving many to wonder why other countries failed to score as high.
Les pays d’Asie arrivent en tête de la dernière enquête PISA sur les performances éducatives, soulignant le rôle clé de l’effort et d’un enseignement de qualité.
Éteint il y a tout juste 50 ans, John F. Kennedy reste une icône de notre époque. L’OCDE est l’un des hommages vivants rendus à son héritage.
« Éliminer les émissions des combustibles fossiles dans la deuxième moitié du siècle. » Cet objectif ambitieux a donné le ton de la contribution de l’OCDE à la 19e conférence de l’ONU sur le changement climatique (COP 19) à Varsovie, Pologne.
Democracy depends on trust, but many citizens have lost faith in their government’s ability to design and implement fair and effective policies.
In today’s interconnected world economy, corporate behaviour is a complex issue with real social, environmental and economic costs. How can we be sure businesses are behaving?