In many respects, the reforms proposed by the Growth Commission fall in-step with many of our policy recommendations for the UK in areas such as education, innovation and the economy. However, investing more in human capital, innovation and infrastructure, like broadband, is essential to make the UK more innovative and competitive in world markets, said OECD Secretary-General.
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Gains in female education attainment have contributed to a worldwide increase in women’s participation in the labour force, but considerable gaps remain in working hours, conditions of employment and earnings. More specific data for the United Kingdom are available in this country note.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomes a network of senior officials attending the 31st Centres of Government (COG) meeting held in London. Highlights include the importance of institutions in economic reform through improved co-ordination, outreach and transparency.
The Secretary-General will be in London to attend the 31st Meeting of Senior Officials from the Centres of Government (CoG). During his visit to the UK, he will also deliver a Keynote speech at the Canning House Conference 2012: “Latin America on the global stage”, and meet with Mr. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Ms. Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Development.
This report aims to help environmental and other competent authorities in OECD countries to promote green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It analyses different ways to establish environmental regulatory requirements for facilities with low environmental risk (most of which are SMEs).
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On the occasion of his official visit to London, Angel Gurría will give a lecture on the New Approaches to Economic Challenges at the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) and will meet with key government officials.
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The UK economy has been broadly flat over the past two years. Employment has risen slightly, while the unemployment rate has stayed close to 8%. Projections in the 2012 OECD Employment Outlook foresee some increase in the unemployment rate that could even reach 9% in 2013.
The report highlights strategies from other countries that could serve as a model for England as it develops its early childhood education and care programme.