2016 Conference of the Global Forum on Productivity: Structural Reforms for Productivity Growth


7-8 July 2016     Lisbon, Portugal

This conference brought together senior policy-makers, researchers and other stakeholders to discuss the following themes related to productivity: 

  • The role of public policy in stimulating productivity growth

  • Productivity spillovers, diffusion and public policies

  • Divergence in productivity and implications for inclusion

  • The link between trade, global value chains (GVCs) and productivity

  • Getting institutions right for productivity-enhancing policies

  • Public sector productivity


The objective of this event was to share country experiences and address policy challenges to foster productivity growth. This dialogue was particularly important at a time when it is fundamental to promote the long term recovery of growth and improvement of living standards. 


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Remarks by Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General
Remarks by H.E. Mr. Mário Centeno, Minister of Finance, Portugal

Meeting documents

Summary Record
Logistical Note
Who's Who
Presentations - 7 July
Presentations - 8 July

Background documents

Governing the City

The Metropolitan Century: Urbanisation and its consequences

Draft Paper: Boosting Productivity: A framework for analysis and a checklist for policy

Draft Paper: Pro-Productivity institutions: Learning from National Experience

Draft Paper: The Relationship Between GVCs and Productivity

Preliminary Paper: The Global Productivity Slowdown, Technology Divergence and Public Policy: A Firm Level Perspective

Past events

Mexico, July 2015

Paris, September 2014

Understanding productivity growth – new insights, new questions
Paris, October 2013

OECD Workshop on productivity 
Paris, November 2012


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