Publications & Documents


  • 25-June-2013

    English

    How's life in your region?

    The answer to the question "how's life?" may depend on what region you live in. Since factors that determine well-being can vary dramatically across the same country, national averages may not provide the full picture of how life is being lived in all regions. The OECD is compiling well-being indicators across regions to help improve local and regional policies.

  • 24-June-2013

    English

    Report: Tackling long-term unemployment amongst vulnerable groups

    This working paper reports on the work undertaken as part of the Tackling Long-term Unemployment Amongst Vulnerable Groups project. It includes the findings of a survey undertaken jointly by the OECD LEED Programme and the World Association of Public Employment Services in 2012, and also case studies and learning models from around the world on innovative practices to support the long-term unemployed into work.

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  • 20-June-2013

    English

    Working Communities International Congress 2013: Measuring your strategies - Global and domestic employment perspectives (Sydney, Australia)

    Hosted by the National Employment Services Association (NESA) in partnership with the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development and supported by the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations(DEEWR).

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  • 20-June-2013

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    Congress: Uniting to improve social and economic participation (Darling Harbour Sydney, Australia)

    The 3rd Working Communities International Congress is hosted by the National Employment Services Association (NESA), the peak body for providers of Australian employment services, in partnership with the OECD LEED Programme. The Congress will explore global and local perspectives on policy and innovations that get communities working.

  • 17-June-2013

    English, PDF, 907kb

    Policy brief on social entrepreneurship

    This policy brief includes discussion on the mission and main characteristics of social enterprises, and provides data on their prevalence. Policy recommendations and examples of social enterprises are provided to help policy makers build a conducive ecosystem for social enterprises to thrive.

  • 11-June-2013

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    Mexico must invest more in disaster risk prevention to support sustainable development

    Mexico regularly faces a wide range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, tropical storms and floods. Over the years, the National Civil Protection System has improved its institutional and operational preparedness to manage these disruptive events. But more can be done to avoid future losses and at the same time support sustainable economic development.

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  • 11-June-2013

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    Report: Local Job Creation - How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help - United States

    How to stimulate growth and support job creation are two critical challenges that countries and localities confront and limited resources require lateral thinking about how actions in one area, such as employment and training, can have simultaneous benefits in others, such as creating new jobs and better supporting labour market inclusion.

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  • 1-June-2013

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    8th Festival of Economics (Trento, Italy) - Intervention by Angel Gurría

    The Secretary-General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, will intervene at the 8th Trento's Festival of Economics "Sovereignty in conflict" (Italy) on how to address global inequalities.

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  • 23-May-2013

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    Report: Green growth in the Benelux - Indicators of local transition to a low-carbon economy in cross-border regions (Benelux)

    This paper discusses the results of the 2011-2012 OECD LEED study of measuring green growth in the Benelux countries (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg). The study paid particular attention to the challenges of measuring the transition to a low-carbon economy in cross-border areas as they have additional levels of complexity when it comes to measuring and monitoring their low-carbon transition.

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  • 23-May-2013

    English

    Green Growth in Cities

    Green Growth in Cities presents the OECD Green Cities Programme’s main findings and policy recommendations, and provides a preliminary approach to measuring green growth in cities

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