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  • 28-May-2015

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    Improving water safety and global prosperity: Preparedness, participation and return

    In January of this year I visited the Mexican state of Tabasco– a state crossed by rivers and facing the Gulf of Mexico. The state’s population has doubled over the past 30 years and its economy relies heavily on oil and natural gas resources. It has its challenges as well: unemployment, poverty and a lack of resources.

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  • 19-May-2015

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    Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and jobs

    This year’s OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, which we are honoured to chair, will address the issue of investment. The timing could not be better. Growth prospects have improved, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Investment has been hit especially hard since the crisis started and has yet to recover.

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  • 29-April-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in The Hague on 30 April 2015

    Mr. Gurría was in The Hague for the BIAC-TUAC Consultation with the Bureau of the upcoming 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.

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  • 2-March-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in The Hague, on 4 March 2015

    Mr. Angel Gurría was in The Hague to attend the High-Level Policy Forum on Mental Health and Work Policy Challenges in OECD Countries, where he presented key findings of the OECD Fit Mind Fit Job report and was awarded the Grand Cross of the Order of Orange Nassau.

  • 1-December-2014

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    The Netherlands should do more to help workers with mental ill-health, says OECD

    The Netherlands should increase support for workers suffering from mental health issues and their employers and tackle the continued social stigma and limited knowledge around such illnesses, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-November-2014

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    A Skills Beyond School Review of the Netherlands

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? This country report on the Netherlands looks at these and other questions.

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  • 5-September-2014

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    Boosting the development of efficient SMEs in the Netherlands

    Entrepreneurship is an important driver of economic growth, job creation and competitiveness. However, the small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) sector has been severely affected by the crisis, with access to bank finance being particularly difficult.

  • 5-September-2014

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    Making the banking sector more resilient and reducing household debt in the Netherlands

    Dutch banks were put under heavy strains early in the global downturn and have comparatively weak financial buffers to cope with new shocks. Falling house prices have increased the share of households with negative home equity to nearly 35% for home-owning households and 40% for mortgage holders.

  • 3-September-2014

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2014 - Key findings for Netherlands

    By July 2014, unemployment (OECD standardised definition) in the Netherlands had fallen to 6.7%, 0.6 percentage points lower than its peak in February of this year, but still 3.4 percentage points higher than at the start of the crisis.

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  • 17-July-2014

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    Measuring Innovation in Education - Netherlands

    The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.

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