These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
Russia’s official statistics are compiled with a high a degree of professionalism and now have a solid legal basis, but their scope, timeliness and international comparability needs to be improved, according to an initial assessment by the OECD.
To pursue economic growth, Russia must develop its human capital, which requires structural reforms in education, healthcare and pensions. These, in turn, must respond to major trends in service provision, including the increasing role of individual choice, the need to deliver lifelong learning and healthcare, and the risk that Russians will increasingly buy services abroad, rather than work to develop their own national systems.
The Russian Federation’s First Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Shuvalov, visited the OECD today. He addressed the OECD Council and had a two-hour dialogue on the ongoing accession of Russia to the OECD with Member countries’ Ambassadors.
In his remarks, OECD Secretary-General answers the three following questions: Where is growth going to come from? How sustainable will it be? Who is going to benefit from it?
The Secretary-General of the OECD will be in Moscow from 14th to 16th February 2013, to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting organized under the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation.
Russia is facing huge challenges. It is incredibly rich in natural and human assets. To modernize itself and thus diversify, it needs to invest in these assets and to preserve them. The reform agenda is daunting, covering structural, social, environmental and institutional reforms. A lot has already been done but implementation remains a critical challenge, said OECD's Gurría.
Promoting anti-corruption compliance measures, to prevent corrupt acts before they take place and to properly address them when they do, and encouraging collective action and sectoral initiatives to share best practices and expertise should be a priority, said OECD Secretary-General in Moscow.
During the Gaidar forum on "Russia and the World: Challenges of Integration", OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa Gabriela Ramos gave a presentation on the role of the G20 in solving the global economic and financial crisis, the most pressing challenges the Group faces today and OECD recommendations to address them, as well as Russian G20 Presidency’s role in moving forward the G20 agenda.”
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This study looks into the use of fixed term contracts and agency work in Russia during and shortly after the crisis 2009 10 with the help of an enterprise survey.