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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
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.
Stimulating competition, innovation and investment in services and fostering the employment of low-skilled workers would help increase potential output and social cohesion.
On 27 June 2008, the OECD Development Centre organised a session at the 12th General Conference of EADI on "Migration and Development: Policy Coherence and Effective Partnerships".
Though labour market outcomes have improved markedly in past years, some challenges remain such as low labour force participation of the elderly, low employment rates of youth and rising labour market dualism.
This workshop is intended to generate critical feedback on ongoing work for the Development Centre’s agenda on migration, gather new insights from both academia and field practitioners and provide a platform for dialogue on key issues surrounding policy coher
This working paper suggests that while student achievement is above the OECD average in science and at the OECD average in reading and math according to the 2006 PISA study, weaker students tend to do badly by international comparison.
On 7 May 2008, experts from international organisations and policy makers met in Rabat (Morocco) to discuss ways in which to create more and better jobs.