The current wave of urbanisation presents both risks and opportunities. How can policy makers at all levels of government make decisions today that will lead to more resilient and inclusive cities in the long run? This requires strategies that help cities deliver quality public services and education, link people to jobs through accessible transport, and facilitate and sustain an affordable housing supply.
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Unemployment in Mexico is low (4.3% in Q1 2015) relative to the OECD average (7%), and has been declining in recent years. The incidence of long-term unemployment is extremely low (1.5% in Q4 2014) and it has remained fairly constant in the recent past, while it has reached alarming levels in the rest of the OECD (36% in Q4 2014).
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
The Secretary-General attended the Global Summit on Productivity together with Mr. Peña Nieto, President of Mexico and Mr. Luis Videgaray Caso, Minister of Finance, and delivered a keynote address based on the new OECD report "The Future of Productivity".
Luis Videgaray, Mexico’s Minister of Finance and Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General will co-host this event in Mexico City on 6-7 July 2015, with a welcoming by the President of Mexico. Participants will share their views on the key factors that will influence future productivity growth and the creation of an OECD Productivity Network.
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Para detonar plenamente el potencial del país y elevar la productividad es necesario contar con un programa integral destinado a mejorar las competencias de todos los mexicanos, tanto en el plano educativo como en el mercado laboral. Este reporte presenta una serie de recomendaciones de política pública para mejorar el crecimiento de la productividad y el bienestar de la población.
The government has introduced major structural reforms to fight poverty, improve the quality of education, create more jobs in the formal sector and move towards a universal social security system. This is a substantial accomplishment. However, Mexico needs to build a more inclusive state.
As in other countries, in Mexico income, education, health, job status and other individual characteristics are significantly associated with life satisfaction. These findings suggest that the higher average level of life satisfaction in Mexico is probably related to unobserved country characteristics.
This OECD report presents market studies practices in the six Latin America countries and provides areas for improvement on how to improve their legal and institutional set-up based on competition agencies’ practices.
Mexico has embarked on a bold package of structural reforms that will help it to break away from three decades of slow growth and low productivity. Major structural measures have been legislated to improve competition, education, energy, the financial sector, labour, infrastructure and the tax system, among many, and implementation has started in earnest.