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  • Pensions: Population ageing and rising inequality will hit younger generations hard

    18 October 2017

    Younger generations will face greater risks from inequality in old age than current retirees, according to Preventing Ageing Unequally. The new report says that, with family sizes falling, higher inequality over working lives and reforms that have cut pension incomes, some groups run a high risk of poverty.

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  • Economy: The United Kingdom needs to maintain close ties with EU to meet challenges of Brexit

    17 October 2017

    The UK economy has weakened in the aftermath of the decision to leave the European Union. Maintaining close ties with the EU and implementing policies to boost productivity will be needed to maintain future living standards, the latest OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom says.

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  • Digital economy: Unequal access and usage could hamper potential

    11 October 2017

    The internet is faster, cheaper and more widely accessible than ever, and usage of digital tools is growing. But progress is uneven. Broadening access to digital opportunities and helping those lagging behind to catch up would increase the benefits of the digital transformation, according to the Digital Economy Outlook 2017.

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  • Gender: Progress on equality far too slow

    4 October 2017

    Countries need to do much more to close gender gaps worldwide, as very little progress has been made since the 2012 OECD report Closing the Gender Gap Now, with the median female worker earning almost 15% less than her male counterpart, on average, across the OECD, according to The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An Uphill Battle.

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  • Gender: Girls’ leadership matters!

    11 October 2017

    When someone asks me to describe an ideal girl, in my head, she is a person who is physically and mentally independent, brave to speak her mind, treated with respect just like she treats others, and inspiring to herself and others. But I know that the reality is still so much different. By Alda, 18, on International Day of the Girl.

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  • Making globalisation work: Better lives for all


    Globalisation’s many benefits have been unequally shared, and public policy has struggled to keep up with a rapidly-shifting world. The OECD is working alongside governments and international organisations to help improve and harness the gains while tackling the root causes of inequality, and ensuring a level playing field globally. Please watch.

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  • Tax Inspectors Without Borders


    Tax Inspectors Without Borders sends highly-qualified tax experts to developing countries that request help with audits of multinational companies. Its pilot projects have already brought in over $260 million in revenue. Visit www.tiwb.org.

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