Growth in Italy is taking place more slowly than in other Eurozone countries. Public debate about this fact offers several explanations but rarely juxtaposes long-period trends with recent policies.
The Secretary-General attended the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, Italy, on 31 August - 2 September 2017 where he delivered remarks on the global economic outlook.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre organised a round-table discussion on "Fulfilling the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries: reinforcing linkages and spill overs" on Friday, 23 June, 2017 - 11.00 to 13.00 in the context of ArtLab 17 in Milan.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre organised a working group session on "Cultural heritage as catalyst of local development " on Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 12.30 to 15.30 in the context of ArtLab 17 in Milan.
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Employment in Italy, as a share of the population aged 15-74, has almost come back to its pre-crisis level but at 49.9 percent it is the third lowest among OECD countries. On the opposite, after a significant decrease over 2014, the unemployment rate broadly stabilised over the past two years and decreased again in April.
I'm delighted to be with you today to shine the spotlight on people-centred innovation and what that means for growth and development in Africa.
The Secretary-General was in Taormina on 26-27 May 2017 to attend the G7 Leaders Summit and deliver remarks at the Outreach working session. While in Taormina, he held bilateral meetings with high level authorities attending the Summit.
These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.
Growth seems to be slowly picking up. This is good news. But we are still facing a vicious circle of low productivity growth, sluggish demand, stagnant wages and, in many G7 countries, rising or high levels of inequalities.
The Secretary-General was in Bari from 11 to 13 May 2017 to attend the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting where he delivered remarks on inequality and growth and security as a global public good. He also intervened in the sessions on global economy, and international taxation.