• 15-September-2015

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    Heavy use of Tech in Classroom can Lead to Worse Learning Outcomes, says OECD

    Technology has the potential to improve student performance in schools, yet very frequent use of computers in the classroom can lead to worse learning outcomes, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills.

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  • 15-July-2015

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    Countries Should Address Disruptive Effects of the Digital Economy, says OECD

    Countries are making increased efforts to develop their digital economies in a way that will maximise social and economic benefits, but now need to address the risk of disruption in areas like privacy and jobs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 9-July-2015

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    Jobs Outlook Improving in U.S. and Canada, Says OECD

    The jobs recovery is gathering pace in the U.S. and Canada with unemployment rates gradually approaching pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-July-2015

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    Health Spending Continues Slow Growth, Latest OECD Data Show

    Health spending in the United States grew by 1.5% in 2013, down from 1.6% in 2012, and less than half the average annual growth rate in the United States prior to 2009. Meanwhile, figures for Canada show a continuing trend of health spending growth below that of economic growth, according newly released OECD health statistics for 34 countries covering the period 1960 to 2014.

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  • 6-July-2015

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    More Effort Needed on Government Integrity to help Restore Public Trust, OECD says

    Countries need to do more to identify and reduce conflicts of interest and other breaches of integrity to help win back trust in national governments, which surveys suggest remains below pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 1-July-2015

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    OECD & FAO Expect Stronger Agricultural Production, Lower Prices Over Coming Decade

    Strong crop yields, higher productivity and slower growth in global demand should contribute to a gradual decline in real prices for agricultural products over the coming decade, but nonetheless, prices will likely remain at levels above those in the early-2000s, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook report produced by the OECD and FAO.

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  • 24-June-2015

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    Low Interest Rates Threaten Solvency of Pension Funds and Insurers, Says OECD

    The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 21-May-2015

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    United States and OECD Outline Guidance for Rural Economic Development Policies

    Today, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi released a joint statement outlining three major themes guiding rural economic development policies.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Ambitious Reforms can Create a Growth Path That is Both Strong and Inclusive, OECD says

    Determined and systemic action to implement a comprehensive reform agenda across a wide range of policy areas offers governments the best chance to boost weak demand, restore healthy economic growth, create jobs and ensure that the gains are broadly shared across society, according to the OECD’s latest Going for Growth repor

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  • 19-November-2014

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    OECD maps location of skilled U.S. workers and the employers who seek them

    U.S. employers are demanding skilled workforces, but are not always able to find a local supply, says a new OECD study looking at Job Creation and Local Economic Development.

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