Giving young people the skills and tools to find a job is not only good for their own prospects and self-esteem, it is also good for economic growth, social cohesion and widespread well-being. That’s why investing in youth must be a policy priority the world over. This page provides an overview of OECD work on the topic of youth.
Inequality is a multi-dimensional challenge, it goes beyond income and it affects the well-being of our people. Evidence now tells us that the levels of inequality are becoming an impediment for progress, and that action is needed on many fronts. Tackling inequalities continues to be our core business for economic reasons, for fair societies with equal opportunities, and not least for the well-being of our citizens.
Could the recovery from the worst crisis in half a century finally take hold in 2014? How can we build a resilient, inclusive and greener future for all?
The OECD wishes you happy holidays and a prosperous 2014. Bring in the new year with one of our quizzes.
Much of the media coverage around PISA focused on the strong performance of Asia’s students, leaving many to wonder why other countries failed to score as high.
Asian economies top OECD's latest PISA survey of global education, underscoring the key role of hard work and quality teaching.
Though gone 50 years ago this week, John F. Kennedy remains an icon of our times. The OECD stands as a living tribute to his legacy.
“To eliminate emissions from fossil fuels in the second half of the century.” This ambitious objective sets the tone of OECD’s contribution to the COP 19 in Warsaw, Poland.
Democracy depends on trust, but many citizens have lost faith in their government’s ability to design and implement fair and effective policies.
In today’s interconnected world economy, corporate behaviour is a complex issue with real social, environmental and economic costs. How can we be sure businesses are behaving?