Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This is a social and economic tragedy common to virtually all OECD countries, and an apparent paradox that needs explaining.
Despite concern about the negative impacts of globalisation on the economies of OECD regions, "Globalisation and Regional Economies" presents evidence that region-specific advantages remain a significant source of productivity gain for firms.
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This note contrasts key findings for Spain with global trends among OECD countries, under the headings: quantity and quality challenges, equity challenges, and resource and efficiency challenges.
Bilingual (English/Spanish) final report on the OECD peer review of Spain’s “policy mix” for research and innovation policies.
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The current Spanish education system is the result of a set of rapid transformations that, since the 1960s and, with greater intensity, since the transition to democracy (since 1976, after the end of Franco’s dictatorship), Spanish society, and more specifically the institutions of its welfare state, have undergone. Mass schooling has developed in this period, tardily in relation to the countries in our surroundings, and access to
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This activity aims to support policy development through examining: the roles and responsibilities of school leaders, policies and conditions for making school leaders most effective, the development and support of effective school leadership and policies and practices conducive to these ends.
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This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Spain.
"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
Today the battle for talent is as important as the battle for capital. In the knowledge economy, skilled migrants can offer a significant comparative advantage to local economies. Unskilled migrants are also in demand, particularly where demographic...
New forms of governance are emerging. Government, business and civil society are increasingly seeking ways to develop and pursue economic development strategies and solve socio-economic problems jointly.