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  • 15-November-2012

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    Public social spending rising in most OECD countries

    Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.

  • 22-May-2012

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    Tackle gender gap to boost growth, says OECD

    Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to a new OECD report.

  • 10-May-2012

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    Discrimination against women persists around the globe hampering development

    Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).

  • 9-May-2012

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    SIGI 2012 Press Release

    Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).

  • 5-March-2012

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    Gender: Only one in ten board members of top companies are women, finds OECD

    Women are still under-represented in top corporate jobs, despite efforts in many countries to promote their participation on boards, according to new OECD data.

  • 12-December-2011

    Russian

    ОЭСР: экономика России восстанавливается, но процесс модернизации необходимо ускорить

    По мнению ОЭСР Российской Федерации, необходимо стимулировать процесс модернизации экономики для обеспечения долгосрочного развития страны и решения проблем, связанных с неравномерным распределением доходов.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    The Russian economy is recovering, but faster modernisation needed, OECD says

    The Russian Federation must further modernise its economy to meet long-term development and income inequality challenges, according to the OECD. A combination of sound macroeconomic management, improved business climate, effective social policies and greater energy efficiency is required.

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  • 5-December-2011

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    Society: Governments must tackle record gap between rich and poor, says OECD

    The gap between rich and poor in OECD countries has reached its highest level for over over 30 years, and governments must act quickly to tackle inequality, according to a new OECD report.

  • 12-October-2011

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    OECD launches new report on measuring well-being

    A new OECD report, How's Life, offers a comprehensive picture of what makes up people’s lives in 40 countries worldwide. This is part of the OECD’s ongoing effort to devise new measures for assessing well-being that go beyond GDP.

  • 26-September-2011

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    G20 Labour Ministerial: Joint Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    "200 million people are out of work worldwide, close to the peak recorded at the depth of the Great Recession" warn OECD and ILO at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meet in Paris.

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