Digitalisation is changing the lives of citizens around the world. The pace of change is extraordinarily high, and in this respect Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. In the period 2014-2017, mobile broadband penetration in the region rose from 50 to 70 subscriptions per 100 people, bringing many more citizens online for the first time. In just three years!
Our technologies, our innovation, our economies, need to be less artificial and more intelligent. How do we do that? How do we bring the human being, the values of inclusion and wellbeing to the heart of Artificial Intelligence? This is one of the greatest challenges of our days!
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Barcelona on 25 February 2019 to attend the Mobile World Congress. The Secretary-General will deliver a Keynote speech at the AI Innovation, Ethics and Diversity session. He will also deliver remarks at the Investing in the Digital Transformation Ministerial session.
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Skills-Getting Skills Right-Country Note-Spain
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in Spain increased by 0.5 percentage points, from 33.2% in 2016 to 33.7% in 2017. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.2% over the same period.
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La revolución digital, la globalización y los cambios demográficos están transformando los mercados laborales en una época de baja productividad y escaso crecimiento de los salarios, así como alta desigualdad. La nueva Estrategia de empleo de la OCDE ofrece un marco global y recomendaciones para ayudar a los países a afrontar estos desafíos.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges.
This is a very good time to be talking about these matters. As you know, yesterday, together with Minister Calviño, we launched our 2018 Economic Survey of Spain, which fundamentally highlights the strength of the Spanish economy and urges you to continue with your reform drive towards a model of inclusive growth that leaves no one behind.
Although responsible business conduct is a duty for businesses, it also offers major business opportunities. There are numerous studies showing that socially responsible businesses get better financial results, thanks to their enhanced reputation, their capacity to attract and retain more highly qualified staff, and the broader “social licence to operate” they enjoy.
When we launched the Global Deal at the United Nations in September 2016, together with the Swedish Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, and the ILO, I said that it was “an initiative whose moment had come”. Two years on, its relevance has continued to grow. Today, more than ever, we are faced with the acute need to relaunch social dialogue as a fundamental driver to foster a more human, more inclusive economy.