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  • 17-November-2015

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    COP21: Climate change in figures

    Average global temperature could rise by 3-6 degrees Celsius by 2100 if we don’t act. To keep the rise to 2 degrees Celsius, we need to have net zero emissions by the end of the century. Emissions would need to peak by 2030 to give us a fighting chance of achieving this.

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  • 23-October-2015

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    Stats of the Week: Food Security in West Africa

    Expo Milano 2015 will place a special focus on food security in the region during Sahel and West Africa Week 2015, which runs in Milan from 26 to 30 October. The week’s events are designed to raise awareness of Expo’s theme of “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” from a West African perspective.

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  • 20-October-2015

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    World Statistics Day 2015 – Better Data, Better Lives

    20 October is World Statistics Day 2015 – Better Data. Better Lives. Are our lives getting better? Are we measuring the right things?

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  • 16-October-2015

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    Stat of the Week - Jobs and skills

    The vast majority of workers in low- and middle-income countries still work in agriculture and elementary occupation or in blue collar jobs. More surprisingly, this is also the case in several developed OECD countries, despite talk of the digital revolution and knowledge-based economy.

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  • 4-September-2015

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    Students at work

    Combining work and study helps young people develop the skills needed in today’s job market and makes the transitions from school to work shorter and smoother.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    The Château de la Muette

    ‌‌Although the present Château de la Muette is modern (circa 1920) and was built at some distance from where the original château stood, the site is steeped in the history of France.

  • 12-August-2015

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    Towards sustainable public finances

    Government debt has risen sharply in most OECD countries. The OECD-wide gross debt-to-GDP ratio increased from 73% of GDP in 2007 to 111% in 2013, the highest ratio since the aftermath of the Second World War. Taking into account various criteria, the OECD suggests that gross debt above about 80% of GDP has detrimental consequences for growth.

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  • 27-July-2015

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    Public Governance: A matter of trust

    In this post-crisis period, restoring trust in governments is essential to reinforce and consolidate the foundations of modern states. It is also a necessary condition for governments to successfully carry out public sector reforms. But where do we stand on citizen's trust?

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  • 9-July-2015

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    OECD in Figures: Employment

    Labour market conditions are generally improving in OECD countries. However, employment is still growing too slowly in the OECD area to close the jobs gap induced by the crisis by the end of 2016.

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  • 12-June-2015

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    OECD in Figures: Unemployment

    Unemployment remains well above its pre‑crisis levels in many OECD countries, reflecting the disappointing pace of the global economic recovery so far. Across the OECD area, more than 42 million people are unemployed, still 7.7 million more than in July 2008.

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