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The US should raise significantly federal funding on jobs programmes for young people in order to limit the impact of the economic downturn on the current generation of school leavers, according to a new OECD report.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Paso del Norte (US/MX) region was prepared by The Paso del Norte Group, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including the US. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.
Economic forecasts for GDP, unemployment, inflation and fiscal balance
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External links to: recent economic data; current interest rates and exchange rates; latest macroeconomic reports; current outlook and projections; government budget information; speeches; relevant sites.
In this statement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of George C. Marshall’s death, the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría explains that George Marshall’s vision still inspires the organisation’s work today.
What caused the global financial crisis, and what direction should the policy reform agenda take? Why did residential mortgage-backed securities and credit default swaps explode from around 2004? Adrian Blundell-Wignall discusses the origins of the financial crisis and requirements for reform at the New America Foundation on 13 October 2009, as part of the OECD Breakfast Series.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría hailed the Nobel committee’s decision to award its annual Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, calling it “a powerful vote for peace and co-operation between nations”.
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The United States spent 16% of its national income (GDP) on health in 2007, which is by far, the highest share in the OECD. This presentation was given by Mark Pearson, Head of OECD Health Division, to the U.S Senate Special Committee on Aging.
Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable