The French economy has slowed, with weaker growth and employment prospects weighing on living standards and well-being. Policy should focus on long-term strategies to revitalise growth, improve public finances, create more and better jobs and ensure a more inclusive and cohesive society, according to a new report from the OECD.
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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges
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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%).
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.
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
France Stratègie discussion of OECD report Getting Skills Right: France
Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.