Employment and Social Policies

 

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The OECD supports the G20 in this area by identifying relevant responses to the jobs crisis, policies to minimise economic effects and strategies to promote a job-rich recovery. The OECD has provided extensive support to the G20 Task Force on Employment.

 

G20 EMPLOYMENT TASK FORCE (ETF)


As a practical step forward to tackle the jobs crisis, the group established the G20 Task Force on Employment. The Task Force initially concentrated on assisting countries in sharing best practices to tackle youth unemployment, and has now extended its work to job creation and labour activation.

The OECD contributed to the setting up of the Employment Task Force under the French Presidency and to the definition of its terms of reference. It has since been supporting the ETF on youth employment, job creation and labour activation in particular. The Organisation also contributes to monitoring of labour market development and the progress made by countries in implementing the employment agenda set by G20 Leaders.



 

PROMOTING A JOB-RICH RECOVERY AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The OECD has shared its cross-sectoral experience to help the G20 promote a job-rich recovery and skills development. In particular, the Organisation delivered a report on Boosting Jobs and Living Standards in G20 Countries in April 2012, examining how the G20 economic reform agenda under the G20 Framework for Growth could contribute to job creation. Some of its elements were incorporated in the new G20 Action Plan on Growth and Jobs endorsed by Leaders at the Los Cabos Summit.


OECD CONTRIBUTIONS TO G20