Publications & Documents


  • 7-October-2017

    English

    Women's Economic Empowerment in Selected MENA Countries - The Impact of Legal Frameworks in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia

    This report examines how current legal provisions in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia are impacting women’s ability to fully participate in economic life, both as employees and entrepreneurs. It is based on a comparative analysis of the various rights set out in constitutions, personal status laws, labour laws, in addition to tax and business laws. The report recognises the considerable progress made – in particular in the aftermath of the 2011 uprisings – following the adoption of constitutional and institutional reforms to strengthen women’s status.

    Yet ensuring sufficient opportunities for women remains a challenge in the six countries. The report suggests that this may be due to different factors such as: the existence of certain laws that are gender discriminatory, contradictions between various legal frameworks, lack of enforcement mechanisms, and barriers for women in accessing justice.  Through targeted policies, countries can tackle these challenges, and help unleash women’s potential to boost growth, competitiveness and inclusive social development.

  • 4-October-2017

    English

    Progress on gender equality far too slow

    Countries need to do much more to close gender gaps worldwide, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-October-2017

    English

    The Pursuit of Gender Equality - An Uphill Battle

    Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career advancement. Women are also less likely to be entrepreneurs, and are underrepresented in private and public leadership positions.

    The 2013 and 2015 OECD Gender Recommendations provide guidance on how to advance gender equality in education, employment, entrepreneurship and public life; this book discusses recent developments in these areas in one overview chapter and 24 short chapters which each include key findings and policy recommendations. Topics include violence against women, gender budgeting, the unequal sharing of unpaid work, labour market outcomes and migration. The book presents a range of indicators illustrating gender gaps. It also discusses recent policy initiatives, such as pay transparency measures to reduce gender wage gaps and policy reform aimed at fathers taking parental leave. Overall, progress has been slow and there is a strong need for further policy action to close gender gaps in education, employment, entrepreneurship and public life.

  • 19-September-2017

    English

    High-level follow-up meeting of the Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

    Today is both an opportunity to celebrate the first results of this partnership, and to take stock of the challenges ahead. The legacies of the crisis are still being felt by workers across the globe

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  • 18-September-2017

    English

    Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work - New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe

    One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC).

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  • 12-September-2017

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    Challenges and Solutions for Globalisation

    It is my pleasure to be in Beijing for the second 1 + 6 Roundtable Meeting, to discuss the challenges and solutions for globalisation. I would like to thank Premier Li and the Chinese government for their invitation.

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  • 4-September-2017

    English

    Labour market resilience: the role of structural and macroeconomic policies

    This paper provides an overview of labour market resilience in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008-09 and the role played by macroeconomic and structural policies.

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  • 4-September-2017

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    Labour market resilience: the role of structural and macroeconomic policies

    This paper provides an overview of labour market resilience in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008 09 and the role played by macroeconomic and structural policies.

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  • 28-August-2017

    English

    Raising skills in Portugal

    Despite significant progress made, improving skills remains one of Portugal’s key challenges for raising growth, living standards and well-being.

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  • 22-August-2017

    Spanish

    Perú: El Centro de Desarrollo de la OCDE lanzó el estudio de bienestar y políticas de juventud en el Perú

    La OCDE lanzó el Estudio de bienestar y políticas de juventud en el Perú en un evento de alto nivel organizado el jueves 3 de agosto en Lima. Asistieron al acto el Sr. Fernando Cáceres, Viceministro de Educación; Sr. Carlos Tengan, Secretario Nacional de Juventud y Sr. Steefan Pauwels, Jefe de la Sección de Cooperación de la Delegación de la Unión Europea en el Perú.

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