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As part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), gender equality is a key policy objective in developing countries. This seminar focused on the role of statistics and indicators in measuring, managing and evaluating progress in gender equality.
Has income inequality increased over time? Who has gained and who has lost in this process? Has this process affected all OECD countries uniformly? These are some of the questions addressed in this OECD report that compares poverty and income distribution in 30 countries.
Poverty Reduction and Social Development at the Development Centre - Team
The policy briefs prepared by the DAC Network on Gender Equality highlights the importance of addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
Estelle Loiseau is the assistant of the Poverty Reduction and Social Development group at the OECD Development Centre.
Informal employment is a widespread phenomenon in Romania and a key challenge for the country’s development. A new OECD Development Centre report analyses this problem and highliths sevarel policy options.
Despite considerable progress in many areas, there remains substantial scope for making government operations more cost-effective. Brazil spends a high share of GDP on selected government financed programmes in relation to many OECD countries and its emerging-market peers, but outcome indicators are often comparatively poor. As a result, in the absence of efficiency gains, further increases in spending would need to be financed
Stimulating competition, innovation and investment in services and fostering the employment of low-skilled workers would help increase potential output and social cohesion.
While Austria’s education system has long equipped the Austrian labour force with good vocational skills, it now faces major challenges to provide youth with new, higher and more generic skills.