Social policies and data

Launch of the Centre for Opportunity and Equality


26th October 2015, OECD Headquarters, Paris

The OECD has long been the world’s leading source of information and analysis of trends in inequality in developed countries. To make its analysis and recommendations ever more useful to policy makers, as part of the All on Board for Inclusive Growth Initiative, it is launching a Centre for Opportunity and Equality. The event will be moderated with two panel discussions to address why inequalities are a challenge to our society and a concluding session to underscore the need for inclusive growth. There will be an open discussion with panellists, and in the final session, participants will be invited to provide their ideas on priority areas for the work of the Centre.



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  • Angel Gurría - Secretary-General, OECD
  • Gabriela Ramos, Special Counsellor to the OECD Secretary-General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa
  • Jason Furman (video) – Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors, United States
  • Heather McGhee -  President of Demos 
  • Aart de Geus – President, Bertelsmann Foundation
  • Damon Silvers -  Head of Policy and Chief Counsel at the AFLCIO  
  • Ana Marie Argilagos – Senior Advisor Ford Foundation
  • Garance Pineau - Deputy Director for International Social Affairs at MEDEF, Vice-Chair, BIAC, ELSA Committee
  • Daniel Yohannes - Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OECD
  • Stefano Scarpetta -  Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
  • Martine Durand -  Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics Directorate, OECD
  • Francois Bourguignon – Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics
  • Miles Corak - Full Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa
  • Murray Leibbrandt - Professor in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and the Director of the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit
  • Tim Smeeding - Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Public Affairs and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)


  • Gabriela Ramos -  Special Counsellor to the OECD Secretary-General, Chief of Staff and Sherpa
  • Lamia Kamal-Chaoui -  Senior Advisor to the OECD Secretary General and coordinator of the Inclusive Growth Initiative and Knowledge-Sharing Alliance
  • Annette Young - Journalist, France 24

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