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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.
If parents cannot achieve their desired work/family life balance, economic development is curtailed, through reduced labour supply by parents.
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Retirement incentives contained in old-age pensions and other social transfer programmes explain a sizeable share of past declines and current differences between countries in older males’ participation in the labour force. OECD Economics Studies No. 37.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).
The challenge of ageing populations has countries seeking new ways to finance retirement plans. OECD research suggests implementing a range of reforms, from changing workplace practices and labor policies to altering state pension plans and encou...
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This volume summarises the main results of the OECDDevelopment Centre’s 2001-2002 Programme of Work.
This book demonstrates some of the pitfalls associated with services liberalisation but none the less recommends perseverance and even acceleration of the reforms.
The aim of the seminar was to help formulate preliminary proposals/guidance on how donors could best incorporate land issues in their policy frameworks for the management and mitigation of conflict, and propose next steps to further advance this agenda.
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This guide is intended for policy and operational staff in government and development organisations who are involved in sector wide approaches (SWAPs). It is based on a number of case studies examining the experience of sector wide programmes in ...
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The OECD Council at Ministerial level met on 15-16 May 2002, under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt of Belgium, assisted by the vice-chairs from Spain, Mr. Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo, Vice-President of the Government and Ministe...