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This country highlight puts the spotlight on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people: their numbers, their economic situation and well-being and policies to improve LGBT inclusivity. It also includes a special chapter on people’s perceptions of social and economic risks and presents a selection of social indicators.
We are here to share ideas and solutions for some of the most fundamental needs and rights of our citizens, the citizens that you, the lawmakers, serve and represent. Challenges like Housing; Energy; Rights in the digital age; Trust; and, the Integrity of elections, of governments, of institutions, will be on the agenda. How timely. How urgent. How pertinent
Enterprises operating in the sector have the potential to generate growth, employment and skills development, if and only if they ensure responsible operations and sourcing in their supply chains. Unfortunately, human rights and labour abuses as well as harm to the environment by enterprises remain prevalent throughout the supply chain in this sector.
Institutional trust is a critical topic for the OECD. Trust is the foundation upon which the legitimacy and sustainability of political systems is built. But governments are increasingly operating in a complex global environment.
More than 500 stakeholders in the field of sustainable development – from Ministers, to CEOs, to representatives from philanthropy; from civil society, to think-tanks and Development Finance Institutions – have come together to demonstrate a shared commitment to putting “impact” at the heart of financing for sustainable development.
Corruption remains one of the most pressing challenges of our time. It leads to mistrust in governments, public institutions, corporations, the financial system, politicians, political parties, democracies, in short the very institutions that were created to protect citizens.
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The digital revolution, globalisation and demographic changes are transforming labour markets at a time when policy makers are also struggling with slow productivity and wage growth and high levels of income inequality. The new OECD Jobs Strategy provides a comprehensive framework and policy recommendations to help countries address these challenges
Technology never stands still. Changing circumstances and human ingenuity ensure that we constantly find new and better ways to do things. Innovation and technological progress are essential for improving well-being and making our economic systems more sustainable and inclusive.
The Fiscal Network is an inspiring example of horizontal collaboration between the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP), the Economics Department (ECO), the Public Governance Directorate (GOV) and the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE) – as well as their respective committees (CFA, EPC, PGC and RDPC).
Corruption remains one of the most pressing challenges of our time. It promotes mistrust in governments, public institutions, banks, corporations, politicians, political parties, democracies, you name it. It corrodes our social fabric. To provide a stark example, a 2017 survey, highlights that only 15% of citizens felt the system was working for them, and 69% expressed concerns about ‘corruption’.