People used to think that caring for our ocean was about saving some distant endangered species. But the speed and global reach of the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that humans are not infallible. The ocean crisis risks harming our ecosystems, our food supply, our very existence.
Ces indicateurs datent d'avant la crise sanitaire, c’est pourquoi nous avons également publié cette année une brochure complémentaire qui les replace dans le contexte de la pandémie. Cette brochure donne un aperçu de ses conséquences économiques sur l'éducation, mais aussi de la dynamique de conciliation entre la santé publique et le maintien de l'offre éducative.
COVID19 has triggered a health and economic crisis of a magnitude never seen before. Many economies have shrunk at an annualised rate of up to 20% in the second quarter of 2020. The hardest hit are expected to have declines of around 10% of GDP for the full year. Looking ahead, we expect a slow and halting recovery until an effective vaccine or treatment is found.
This unprecedented challenge comes at a time when the multilateral system is strained and suffering a major trust deficit. We need to restore this trust. Trust in the governments and multilateral institutions that are supposed to defend their rights, as well as to protect them from the pandemic and its dire economic and social consequences.
The COVID-19 crisis has transformed remote learning into a crucial element for continuing education. Home has become the learning place, while an internet connection is a lifeline for students.
Corruption is a threat to inclusive growth, widens economic and social inequalities, impedes the effective delivery of public services and undermines the values of democracy. No one country nor sector is immune to corruption. It is by definition the way to perpetuate a privileged position, and it comes at the expense of those already greatly disadvantaged and most vulnerable.
In recent years, Latin America – and Colombia in particular – have undergone a significant transformation in terms of compliance. They have developed leadership in the implementation of structural reforms related to matters such as liability of legal persons or compliance standards for businesses.
The 6% decline in global GDP that we project for 2020 in our most recent Economic Outlook is larger than any other decline in the 60 years of OECD’s existence. And in case of a second wave of infections, global GDP could decline by more than 7.5%.
The OECD’s latest Economic Outlook projects a drop in global GDP growth of 6 percent in 2020, which could rise to 7.6 percent in case of a second wave of broad-based confinement measures. The impact on unemployment has exploded throughout the world.
When Slovenia became an OECD member, the world was gripped by a profound international financial crisis. This was followed closely by a domestic financial crisis in Slovenia. However, the country bounced back and rapidly became a star performer in the OECD.