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The OECD Headquarters was open to the general public for the Journées du Patrimoine on 19-20 September 2015.
In a note presented to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron today (only available in French), the OECD estimates that five sets of measures in the Macron Law could potentially increase France’s GDP by 0.3% over 5 years and by 0.4% over 10 years.
In 2014, France provided USD 10.4 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.36% of gross national income (GNI) and a 9.2% decrease in real terms from 2013, due to lower levels of debt relief and of loans to multilateral institutions. France is the 12th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the 4th largest donor in terms of volume.
France devotes a great deal of resources to vocational training for youths and especially adults, but the system is unduly complex and yields rather poor returns. The basic literacy and numeracy skills of many French adults remain weak in international comparison, with harmful effects on employment opportunities, wages and well-being.
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This edition of the Migration Policy Debates looks at the capacity of the French educational system to integrate the most disadvantaged pupils and namely the foreign-born children or the offspring of foreign-born parents.
With the passage of the law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Opportunities, the French government has taken a step forward in its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today.
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France continues facing a high and persistent unemployment rate, reaching 10.3% of the labour force in the first quarter of 2015. By comparison, over the past two years, unemployment has continuously decreased in the OECD area, down to 7.0% in the first quarter of 2015.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
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