The rising tide of protectionist measures, which we are witnessing, is harmful and costly. Recent OECD data has estimated that each dollar of new tariffs costs global households 40 cents, while each dollar of tariff reduction adds 90 cents to global household incomes.
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Resistance proportions for eight antibiotic-bacterium pairs in France have increased in recent years, from 13% in 2005 to 16% in 2015, and could go up to 17% by 2030, should current trends in antibiotic consumption, population and economic growth continue into the future. Resistance proportions in France were lower than the OECD average in 2015 (17%).
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Country page from the Regions and Cities at Glance 2018 publication (France)
The OECD welcomes France’s recently announced plans to increase its foreign aid flows, particularly in the form of grants, and prioritise the most fragile countries, commitments that respond to recommendations made in a new DAC Peer Review of France.
It is a pleasure to be at the ESSEC Grand Ecole and address the brilliant young minds who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. We live in a world that is in constant evolution and facing new challenges, which is why this class on “Understanding and Changing the world” is of utmost importance. This is what we try to do at the OECD every day. I very much hope our perspective can inspire you.
Equity permeates the work of the OECD and it has been one of our top priorities for the past decade. Our latest tool, the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth, provides policy advice to inform action in key areas such as: investing in people and places that have been left behind; providing equal opportunities; and supporting inclusive labour markets, among others. Education remains at the core of these objectives.
On 21-22 September, OECD will join other historical landmarks in opening its doors for the 36th edition of “Journées européennes du Patrimoine” under the theme “Art and Entertainment.”
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for France