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  • 1-June-2015

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    Policy Brief on Sustaining Self-employment

    Many spells in self-employment end within the first few years of business. This can be by choice to earn income in-between jobs, or it can be due to systematic barriers that prevent businesses from becoming sustainable. This Policy Brief was prepared by the LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) Programme of the OECD with the financial support of the European Commission, D-G for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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  • 27-May-2015


    Transport Annual Summit: Transport, Trade and Tourism

    The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the unique platform for a global conversation on strategies for transport in the 21st century. It took place in Leipzig, Germany from 27-29 May 2015, under the Presidency of New Zealand under the theme "Transport, Trade and Tourism".

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  • 20-mai-2015


    Création d'emplois et développement économique local (Version abrégée)

    Cette publication phare du Programme LEED sera la première d'une série qui mettra en lumière les dernières decouvertes sur les politiques pour le soutien à la création d'emplois, dans un format conviviable et accessible aux décideurs politiques (au niveau national, régional et local), practiciens et membres de la société civile. Seront compris dans la publication un groupe de fiches pays, illustrant des nouvelles données sur l'offre et la demande des compétences au niveau des petites régions  (TL3). La publication traitera d'une facon transversale les différentes thématiques  du Programme LEED, avec comme objectif d'apporter un complément et une valeur ajoutée par rapport à des publications plus spécifiques et qui traitent des problématiques plus en profondeur.

  • 13-May-2015


    OECD Steel Committee says structural challenges must be addressed urgently amid new era of low steel demand growth and rising exports

    Chairman's statement of the OECD Steel Committee's 78th session, Paris, 11-12 May 2015.

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  • 4-May-2015


    OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2015

    Productivity is a key source of economic growth and competitiveness. The OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2015 presents a comprehensive overview of recent and longer term trends in productivity levels and growth in OECD countries. It also highlights key measurement issues faced when compiling cross-country comparable productivity indicators.

  • 30-April-2015

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    United States Policy Brief: Improving SME Financing for Stronger Growth and Job Creation

    Seven years after the global financial crisis, lending to US small businesses is still below the precrisis levels and credit conditions remain tight for many of these firms. A more diversified set of options for SME financing should continue to be pursued to support long-term investment and reverse the trend decline in the number of start-ups.

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  • 23-April-2015


    Safety Assessment of Foods and Feeds Derived from Transgenic Crops, Volume 2

    Volume II of this series compiles the science-based consensus documents of the OECD Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds from 2009 to 2014. They contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of food/feed products of modern biotechnology, i.e. developed from transgenic crops. Relevant information includes compositional considerations (nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants, allergens), use of the plant species as food/feed, key products and components suggested for analysis of new varieties for food use and for feed use, and other elements. These documents should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of novel foods and feeds, regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their comparative approach, as well as the wider scientific community.

  • 20-April-2015

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    Policy Brief on Informal Entrepreneurship

    The informal economy has proven an enduring problem in the developing world as much as in advanced economies such as those of the European Union. This Policy Brief was prepared by the LEED Programme of the OECD with the financial support of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.

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  • 16-April-2015


    Launch of OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015

    ‌Small and medium-sized enterprises are crucial for tracing new paths to more sustainable and inclusive growth, thanks to their role in providing employment. In the OECD area, SMEs provide the main source of employment and value creation, accounting for about 60 to 70% of employment and more than 50% of value added.

  • 16-April-2015


    Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2015 - An OECD Scoreboard

    This fourth edition monitors SMEs’ and entrepreneurs’ access to finance in 34 countries over the period 2007-13, across an expanded array of indicators, including debt, equity, asset-based finance and framework conditions. These are complemented by an overview of recent developments in public and private initiatives to support SME finance, and a special focus on non-performing loans. The report aims to provide a comprehensive framework for policy makers and other stakeholders to evaluate the financing needs of SMEs.

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