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These country notes present the recent changes in migration policies as well as a table showing the most recent statistics on migration flows and on the results of the immigrants in the labour market.
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.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2015 has closed. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.
Global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment.
Fostering sustainable and inclusive growth requires restoring public finances, along with measures to enhance workforce skills and further structural reforms of welfare, land-use planning, innovation and environmental policies.
Restoring fiscal sustainability remains a priority. But at the same time the seeds of future growth must be carefully sewn, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom.
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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.
The EU Better Regulation project is a partnership between the OECD and the European Commission. It draws on the initiatives for Better Regulation promoted by both organisations over the last few years.
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.