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  • Society: Many people unhappy with public services and benefits, survey reveals

    19 March 2019

    Falling ill. Struggling to make ends meet. Having enough money in old age. The OECD Risks that Matter survey finds that these concerns are weighing on people’s minds across countries. The survey examines people’s perceptions of the social and economic risks they face and assesses how well people feel government reacts to their concerns.

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  • Counterfeit trade: Trade in fake goods is now 3.3% of world trade and rising

    18 March 2019

    Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods has risen steadily in the last few years–even as overall trade volumes stagnated–and now stands at 3.3% of global trade, a new report by the OECD and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office says. The report puts the value of imported fake goods worldwide based on 2016 customs seizure data at USD 509 billion.

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  • Going digital: Back to the future

    11 March 2019

    Do you remember the first thing you ever bought, or sold, online? A lot has changed since the OECD held its first ministerial meeting on the digital economy two decades ago. As OECD Going Digital Summit gets under way today, 11-12 March, here is food for thought as we embark on the next 20 years.

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  • Gender: Progress on gender equality is too slow

    8 March 2019

    Governments around the world are paying more attention to gender equality but progress is too slow and uneven, and much remains to be done to increase women’s rights, opportunities and participation in public life and senior jobs, according to the OECD.

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  • Economy: Global growth slowing as risks persist

    6 March 2019

    Economic prospects are now weaker in nearly all G20 countries than previously anticipated, as vulnerabilities stemming from Europe and China, combined with a slowdown in trade and global manufacturing, policy uncertainty and risks in financial markets could undermine medium-term growth worldwide, the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook says.

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  • Building better futures for regions, cities and rural areas

    Inclusive growth is about people but it is also about places, and shaping public policies accordingly. Ministers at the OECD Regional Development Policy Committee’s 20th anniversary meeting in Athens, Greece, 19-20 March 2019, will discuss the way forward in light of major economic, social, technological and environmental trends and challenges.

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  • Finland’s 50th anniversary

    Finland joined the OECD 50 years ago on 28 January 1969. Since then it has transformed to become a leading knowledge-based society.

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  • March on Gender

    Empowering women, tackling socio-cultural biases and bridging the digital gender divide are among the key topics during March on Gender at the OECD. We will be kicking off with International Women's Day on 8 March, followed by events throughout the month that focus on how to make gender equality a reality.

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