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April 20, 2015

Pensions At Risk for 80 Million People in Latin America and the Caribbean

Experts and policy makers gathered today at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss the future of pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean. A panel discussion moderated by CNN journalist Gabriela Frias explored different policy approaches to ensure greater coverage and sustainability of pension systems in the region. | See also: Remarks by Secretary-General (in Spanish)


 
April 17, 2015

Remarks by Secretary-General Gurria on Fighting Inequality Through Inclusive Growth, Brookings Institute, Washington, D.C.


 
April 16, 2015

SMEs and Entrepreneurs Need to Diversify Their Funding Amid Continued Credit Constraints

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are fundamental for inclusive growth and jobs, but they  need to broaden their sources of finance in order to reduce their vulnerability to volatile credit market developments, according to two new OECD reports. 


 
April 13, 2015

Visit of OECD Secretary-General Gurria to Washington, D.C., April 16-20

Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will visit Washington, D.C. April 16-20 to attend the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings. To see a list of other public events that Mr. Gurria will attend, please see here.


 
Mach 20, 2015

Structural Reforms Can Help China Settle Into a “New Normal” Era of Slower, But More Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

After three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is shifting to a slower and more sustainable growth path. Further reforms are now needed to ensure that future growth is resilient, inclusive and green, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of China


 
Mach 5, 2015

Early Gender Gaps Drive Career Choices and Employment Opportunities, Says OECD

WATCH video | Education systems have made major strides to close gender gaps in student performance but girls and boys remain deeply divided in career choices, which are being made much earlier than commonly thought, according to a new OECD report. The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour and Confidence says that gender bias, conscious and unconscious, among parents, teachers and employers is partly responsible. 


 
Mach 4, 2015

New approach needed to tackle mental ill-health at work, says OECD 

Health and employment services should intervene earlier, involve key stakeholders and ensure they work together in order to help people with mental-health issues find work and stay in a job, according to a new OECD report. Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work says that around 30% to 40% of all sickness and disability caseloads in OECD countries are related to mental-health problems. The cost of mental illness is estimated at around 2.6% of GDP in the United States.


 
Mach 2, 2015

Upcoming event! Join us for the OECD Expert Briefing: Water Governance on March 13th at the OECD Washington Center. 

Better water management is critical to ensuring that everyone has fair access to an essential natural resource. Good water governance means resources, collaboration, and accountability at both local and national levels to design and implement reforms that make this happen. In the lead-up to the 7th World Water Forum this April, OECD’s Water Governance expert will offer international evidence and best practices – with a special focus on urban water governance – to help support and strengthen stakeholder engagement for effective, fair, and sustainable water policies.


 
February 26, 2015

Upcoming event! Join us for a Webinar on Gender Equality in Education on March 5 at 11:00am ET.  at the OECD Washington Center.

With gender equity on the front burner of public debate, a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides a timely glimpse at the issue through the lens of public schools. The report, based on new analysis of the most recent PISA assessment, includes specific data on gender disparities in achievement by U.S. students.

“The ABC’s of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior, Confidence” examines the reasons for and impact of the different performances of girls and boys at school and what parents, teachers and employers can do to narrow the gender gaps. The report focuses on underperformance among boys, lack of self-confidence among girls, and family, school and societal influences before addressing policies to help boys and girls reach their full potential.


   
 


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