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Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
Many Asian countries will need to reform their pension systems in order to deliver sustainable and adequate retirement incomes for today’s workers, according to a new OECD report.
OECD countries believe that Enhanced Engagement should incorporate certain core elements that would be common with all partner countries.
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Since the mid-1980s successive reforms have progressively moved the Indian economy towards a market-based system. State intervention and control over economic activity has been reduced significantly and the role of private-sector entrepreneurship increased. To varying degrees, liberalisation has touched on most aspects of economic policy including industrial policy, fiscal policy, financial market regulation, and trade and foreign
In the framework of the OECD Development Centre 2007 Seminar Series, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, led a discussion on the topic of "The Future of India in the World Economy".
The OECD Programme on Educational Building and GeoHazards International (GHI) are collaborating to improve safety in schools around the world. GHI is working with the staff of Ludlow Castle School and local New Delhi engineers to provide an earthquake-safe learning environment for this government school’s students. The programme is part of a larger pilot project supported by the governments of India and the United States to build
These highlights contain extracts from the 2007 edition of the report, Agricultural Policies in Non OECD Countries: Monitoring and Evaluation 2007.
Case studies include: motor vehicle sector in Japan, Poland, South Africa and Australia; health services in the USA and Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Thailand; international IT sourcing in the United States, India and Europe plus IBM and Infosys.
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This study analyses the impact of democratic decentralisation on the chances of socially excluded groups to participate in newly created local governance institutions in three Indian states.
Organised in New Delhi, India, the 4th annual conference of the OECD Global Forum on International Investment examined the role of international co-operation in enhancing the business environment and maximising the benefits of investment in developing countries.