Publications & Documents


  • 28-November-2012

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    Demographic Change and Local Development - Shrinkage, Regeneration and Social Dynamics

    This report highlights the issues faced by local areas against the backdrop of policies or planning models that have directed local development in the past decades (e.g. introduction of new industries such as information technology/bio-technology following the de-industrialisation of mining/manufacturing industries) but today appear less suitable than expected to ensure the sustainability of local development.

    This report is timely in discussing cases from 20 countries around the world and particularly signalling local strategies and initiatives for policy consideration and learning. The report considers together issues at the crossroads of modern local development in the context of demographic change: population mobility and urban shrinkage, regeneration strategies to stimulate sustainable growth, and social dynamics underpinning community stability.

  • 15-November-2012

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    Public social spending rising in most OECD countries

    Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.

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  • 11-November-2012

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    Gender Forum - Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now

    The Forum “Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now” will bring together leading policymakers and representatives from business and civil society to give their views on the crucial steps that governments and the private sector should undertake to achieve greater gender equality in economic opportunities.

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  • 17-October-2012

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    Portugal: rebalancing the economy and returning to growth through job creation and better capital allocation

    Low growth and huge current account deficits have characterised the Portuguese economy over the past decade.

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  • 8-October-2012

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    OECD: a leader in international measurement and analysis in social policy

    This page presents the key statistical areas of work covered by the Social Policy Division

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  • 28-September-2012

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    netFWD - Global Network of Foundations Working for Development

    netFWD is a small group of self-selected foundations committed to optimising and accelerating the impact of philanthropy for development through the sharing of experiences, lesson learning, policy influencing and the development of innovative partnerships.

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  • 27-September-2012

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    Canada: Tertiary education: developing skills for innovation and l-t growth

    The tertiary education system in Canada performs well in fostering a skilled workforce with generally good labour market outcomes and is internationally recognised for its research contributions.

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  • 19-September-2012

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    Structural reforms to boost Turkey’s long-term growth

    Turkey can achieve strong sustainable growth and job creation but further reforms in the labour market, education and product markets are required for such gains to materialise.

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  • 19-September-2012

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    Tackling Turkey’s external and domestic macroeconomic imbalances

    Effective macroeconomic and structural policies helped Turkey bounce back quickly and strongly from the global crisis, with annual growth averaging close to 9% over 2010-11

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  • 19-September-2012

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    The German labour market: preparing for the future

    The strength of the German labour market response to the financial crisis of 2008-09 demonstrated the benefits of past labour market reforms, which raised work incentives, improved job matching and increased working hour flexibility.

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