Publications & Documents

  • 24-May-2012

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    New Approaches to Economic Challenges

    The Secretary-General proposes to develop a reflection process on “New Approaches to Economic Challenges” at the OECD. The aim is to respond tothe call by several countries for such a reflection, to learn the lessons from the crisis and derive its policy implications, and to build a more solid path for economic growth and well-being.

  • 24-April-2012

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    Policies for a revitalisation of Japan

    Japan has several major strengths it can draw upon but major reforms are needed on several fronts. A keystone of the Revitalisation strategy is tax reform, not only to boost revenues but also to support growth and make it greener and more inclusive.

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  • 24-April-2012

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  • 12-April-2012


    Fiscal Consolidation: How much, how fast and by what means?

    The economic crisis has led to a surge in government deficits and pushed public indebtedness to 100% of GDP for the OECD as a whole in 2011. New research shows that bringing debt down to prudent levels will require sustained fiscal consolidation in most OECD countries.

  • 22-March-2012

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    No bonus: More than a Publicis affair

    Corporate bosses are not exactly enjoying the sunlight these days, what with public outcries against “fat cat” bonuses and excessive boardroom pay despite the crisis. So when the chair of advertising giant, Publicis, Maurice Lévy, renounced his bonus at the end of 2011, people took notice. A case apart or an example for other bosses to follow? Mr Levy explains.

  • 2-March-2012


    Gender (in)equality

    Men earn more than women, work less, and occupy more of the top jobs – but women live longer, are better educated and get to retire younger. How best to harness the talents of both sexes for better lives all round?

  • 15-February-2012


    Literacy, Numeracy and Problem Solving in Technology-Rich Environments - Framework for the OECD Survey of Adult Skills

    This report maps the development of the Programme, from determining what should be measured, to defining the meaning of PIAAC’s three core domains.

  • 8-February-2012


    Green Growth: Making it Happen

    Faced with low growth, high unemployment and weak public finances, countries need to pursue new strategies to put the global recovery back on track. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría says green growth can boost productivity, create jobs and help build a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

  • 7-February-2012


    Fighting corruption, boosting integrity

    Why has your street been full of potholes for five years, while the next block along where the mayor lives is resurfaced every year? How come your children are on the waiting list for the best local school, while your teacher neighbour’s were admitted immediately? Who pays the price of corruption?

  • 2-February-2012


    FINANCE: Solving Europe's banking and debt crisis

    Europe's sovereign debt crisis has exposed structural weaknesses in economic governance that now threaten the entire euro region. Efforts to reinforce public finances and preserve the currency union must go further than solutions proposed to date.

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