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Most people in OECD countries are overweight or obese. The social and economic consequences of this epidemic are dramatic, exposing an increasing number of people to chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Improving primary care systems and co-ordination between health services would help Norway meet the changing needs of its healthcare system, as the population ages and hospital stays become shorter, according to a new OECD report.
Air pollution is costing advanced economies plus China and India an estimated USD 3.5 trillion a year in premature deaths and ill health and the costs will rise without government action to limit vehicle emissions, a new OECD report says.
The Czech Republic has made significant progress towards creating a stable and attractive climate for investment, but more could be done to tackle long-term and youth unemployment through integrated actions across employment, skills and economic development policies at the local level, according to a new OECD report.
OECD GDP rose by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2014, but with large diverging patterns across countries
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the Second Europe-Latin America Economic Forum in Paris on Tuesday 20 May at 9:30 a.m. The two-day event, co-organised with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Paris School of Economics, aims to encourage dialogue on the development challenges facing Europe and Latin America.
Greece could save its businesses hundreds of millions of euros a year and improve their competitiveness by reducing administrative burdens, according to a new OECD report.
OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.5% in March 2014
Composite leading indicators point to weakening growth in major emerging economies but stable growth momentum in most OECD countries
Germany’s current economic success offers a good platform for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, but further reforms will be necessary over the medium and long term, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Germany.