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This technical paper analyses investments by OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in six
policy areas that are priorities for the post-2015 development agenda because of their catalytic impact on
achieving gender equality and women’s rights. It is intended for representatives from donor agencies, partner governments and civil society.
The discussion will be focusing on a different theme for data gaps as follows: the socio-economic empowerment of women, violence against women and the civic and political participation of women.
Poverty and income inequality have worsened since the onset of the crisis. While the design of fiscal
measures has mitigated the burden sharing of fiscal adjustment, as the recession has deepened
unemployment has risen, earnings have declined and social tensions have increased.
Brazil has made remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality. This reduction is explained by strong growth but also by effective social policies. Besides growth, public services and cash transfers have played the biggest role, the latter notably through the successful "Bolsa Familia" programme.
The OECD Family Database provides cross-national indicators on the situation of families and children, including structure of families, labour market position, public policies, child outcomes, child well-being module.
Irish youth was hit hard by the crisis. New labour-market policy initiatives have been introduced recently, but more will be needed to limit scarring effects and keep youth connected so that they can get back to work as soon as the recovery strengthens.
This paper takes stock of informal employment in Russia analysing its incidence and determinants. Using the regular 2003-11 waves and an informality supplement of the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) it develops several measures of informal employment and demonstrates that the incidence varies widely across the different definitions.
OECD Ministers agreed to take a comprehensive range of measures as set out in the OECD Action Plan for Youth, with two main objectives. The first objective is to tackle the current situation of high youth unemployment and underemployment. The second objective is to produce better outcomes for youth in the longer run
Discussion about the migration-development nexus and its implications for policy makers.
The OECD Development Centre is carrying out a project, co-funded by the EU Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum, on the Interrelations between public policies, migration and development of partner countries.