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This year's Yearbook focuses on major topics such as people, prosperity and planet. Below is a summary of our contributing authors. There's more to come! Look for the OECD Yearbook 2015 during the OECD Forum in June.



Investing in robust and inclusive growth
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and jobs
Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Chair of
the 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting

A Magna Carta for the earth?
His Royal Highness
The Prince of Wales

A development agenda for our future
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General of the United Nations




Korea's work-life balance policies for sustainable growth
Hee-Jung Kim, Minister of Gender Equality and Family, Republic of

Why a push for gender equality makes sound economic

Mari Kiviniemi, OECD Deputy Secretary-General

More women on board
Baroness Mary Goudie, Co-founder, 30% Club

Why quotas work for gender equality
Güler Turan, Member of the Flemish Parliament

Business brief: Nestlé needs YOUth
Luis Cantarell, Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A.,
Zone Director for EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa)

More and better jobs for an inclusive recovery
Martine Durand, Director of the OECD Statistics Directorate
Stefano Scarpetta, Director, OECD Directorate for Employment,
Labour and Social Affairs

Myths to expel about schooling
Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD Directorate for Education
and Skills

Business brief: Why isn't everyone lifelong learning?
Andrew Bollington, Global Head of Research and Learning,
LEGO Foundation

Economic security rests on stronger, fairer growth
Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the British Trades Union
Congress (TUC)

Databank: Pay gap  

Business brief: Who cares for the caregivers?
Bradley Schurman, MA
Senior Advisor, AARP

We must harness the true strength of migration
Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary
General for Migration

Towards a more human economy
Michel Landel, CEO, Sodexo

It is time to reverse an unfolding injustice
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International


We must change faster than the climate
Simon Upton, Director, OECD Environment Directorate

Databank: Air pollution kills

The opportunities and challenges of greener growth:
Getting the whole policy package right
Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, OECD

Life on a planet of 9 billion
Marco Lambertini, WWF International

Improving water safety and global prosperity:
Preparedness, participation and return

Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the
Environment, The Netherlands

The way forward on climate
Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International
Energy Agency

Save our soil!
Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya

A win for the planet is a win for people
Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance

Economic growth can complement environmental

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Chair and President, Global Green
Growth Institute, and former president of Indonesia

How partnerships can spur our transition to a
low-carbon economy

Yvo de Boer, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute

Business brief: Innovation and urban mobility in Brazil
Cesar Cunha Campos, Director, FGV Projetos

From frenetic expansion to steady states
Naomi Klein, Journalist and Author of This Changes Everything




How to connect trade, investment and development
Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
Co-operation, The Netherlands

New Approaches to Economic Challenges: A sustainable and
inclusive growth agenda

Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa

Better innovation for better lives
Andy Wyckoff, Director, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology
and Innovation

Middle-class economics
Jason Furman, Chairman, US Council of Economic Advisers,
Executive Office of the President

The investment challenge
Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy,

What we've learned−and have still to learn−from the 
financial crisis

Martin Wolf, Author and Chief Economics Commentator
Financial Times

Databank: Productivity's wave goodbye? 

Prague: A single speed for progress
Adriana Krnáčová, Mayor of Prague

Business brief: The Czech Republic's fourth Industrial

Rut Bízková, Chairperson, Technology Agency of Czech 

Business brief: We must teach tomorrow's skills today
Jacques van den Broek, CEO Randstad Holding NV

Citizen entrepreneurship: Creating space for a more 
collaborative economy

Tatiana Glad, Impact Hub Amsterdam

Holding business to account
John G Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and
International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard;
Chair of the board of trustees, Shift Project 

Business brief: The OECD and the G20 are moving in the 
right direction

Jay Nibbe, Global Head of Tax, Ernst & Young

China: Banking on a new international financial institution
Interview: Yide Qiao, Secretary-General, Shanghai Development
Research Foundation

Investment and inequality: Stock markets for whom?
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO

The OECD's Business and Finance Outlook looks at the 
Greatest Puzzle of Today
Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Director in the Directorate for Financial
and Enterprise Affairs, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General
on Financial Markets






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