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  • 22-January-2018

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    Invest more in training of young Malawians to strengthen economy, says new OECD Development Centre study

    Malawi’s economy has not grown fast enough in recent years to create decent jobs for the majority of its employable youth. Improving the supply of Technical, entrepreneurial and vocational education and training (TEVET) can provide them with better opportunities in the labour market, while fostering economic diversification and productivity, according to the OECD Development Centre’s Youth Well-Being Policy Review in Malawi.

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  • 19-January-2018

    English

    Media invitation - Launch of the Youth Well-Being Policy Review of Malawi

    The Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Delegation of the European Union (DEU) to the Republic of Malawi, and the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development (MoLYSMD) of the Republic of Malawi will host a joint event on the occasion of the presentation of a new report on Malawi’s youth well-being.

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  • 6-December-2017

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    More efforts needed to help children from disadvantaged families succeed

    Too many people from disadvantaged backgrounds are falling behind in education and future job market, according to a new OECD report. Educational Opportunity For All says that children, students and adults from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds receive too little support to succeed in school and in learning opportunities later in life.

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  • 15-November-2017

    English

    New OECD data expose deep well-being divisions

    New well-being data released today expose deep divisions in our society along fault lines of age, wealth, gender and education. The OECD’s latest How’s Life? report shows that while some aspects of well-being have improved since 2005, too many people are unable to share the benefits of the modest recovery that is underway in many OECD countries.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Costa Rica has made major socio-economic progress but more efforts needed to reduce inequality and poverty

    Costa Rica enjoys relatively high life satisfaction levels, but should do more to develop a more inclusive and sustainable economy, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 18-October-2017

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    Population ageing and rising inequality will hit younger generations hard

    Younger generations will face greater risks of inequality in old age than current retirees and for generations born since the 1960s, their experience of old age will change dramatically.

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  • 7-October-2017

    English

    Legal and social barriers holding back women’s empowerment in Middle East and North Africa

    Women in the Middle East and North Africa are better educated and better skilled than ever, yet legal and social barriers mean the share of them in work is still the lowest in the world. Bringing family and labour laws into line with gender goals would enable more women to enter employment and would make MENA economies more competitive and inclusive, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 4-October-2017

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    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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  • 18-September-2017

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    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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  • 6-June-2017

    English

    Tackle child well-being, tax systems and urban-rural divides to fight inequality and foster inclusive growth

    Against a backdrop of growing inequalities, a new report to the 35 Ministers of OECD countries recommends key policy steps for breaking the vicious circle of increasing inequalities and low growth prospects.

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