Direction de l'Emploi, du travail et des affaires sociales

The Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS) leads the OECD’s work on employment, social policies, international migration and health.

Les marchés de l’emploi des pays de l’OCDE restent résilients, mais l’inflation pèse sur les salaires. Voir la dernière analyse des Perspectives de l'emploi de l'OCDE, avec un accent particulier sur l'impact de l'intelligence artificielle (IA) sur le marché du travail...

Marchés du travail post-COVID:  Emergeons-nous plus verts et plus inclusifs ?

The Covid-19 crisis highlights the urgency to give all young people the support they need and reinforce their confidence in their future prospects. Learn more...

Putting people at the centre: Introducing PaRIS, the Patient-Reported Indicators Survey

International Migration Outlook: See recent analysis of developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries.

How does AI affect work, innovation, productivity and skills? And how can policymaking respond? Register now for the 3rd edition of OECD's AI WIPS conference to find out...

Attracting and retaining talent at all ages is crucial for the success of businesses & our economies. See new analysis here...

Governments should urgently adapt their health systems to better respond to future shocks, given the huge impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people and the global economy.

See the most comprehensive cross-country data and analysis on cancer prevention and care from 29 European countries.

La pandémie de COVID-19 a souligné la nécessité de rendre les systèmes de santé plus résilients. En savoir plus avec le Panorama de la santé 2021.

Il est urgent d’agir pour faire face à la crise croissante des opioïdes. En savoir plus…

Trouver ses marques 2023 : Une comparaison internationale exhaustive de l'intégration des immigrés et de leurs enfants.

The first comprehensive tool to capture the strengths & weaknesses of OECD countries regarding their capacity to attract talented migrants.


Unemployment rose sharply in many countries in the wake of the global financial crisis that broke out in 2008 and has been very slow to recede, placing employment policy high on the agenda of governments.

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We help countries achieve high-performing health systems by measuring health outcomes & the use of health system resources as well as by analysing policies that improve access, efficiency & quality of health care.

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The OECD monitors developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and analyses integration policies of immigrants and their children into education and labour markets.

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Social Affairs

Effective social policy protects individuals and their families, and helps them lead a fulfilling life. We identify policies that help individuals and their families, and make societies and economies work more effectively.

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Key publications

“Rapid demographic change, technological progress, digitalisation and globalisation are creating many opportunities, but concerns are growing about people’s ability to cope with the rapid changes in work and society. This often fuels anxiety and uncertainty about the future. We need to help governments develop forward-looking skills, labour, health and social policies that help people seize opportunities while enabling them to face the challenges of a more dynamic and competitive environment.”

Stefano Scarpetta, Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.

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