This OECD and RSA webinar brought together experts from academia, policy and policy research to share insights and discuss the impact of COVID-19 on teleworking/ homeworking and how the increase in working from home has affected mobility, productivity, wellbeing and local public policy.
Throughout this crisis, I have stressed that the choice between health and the economy is a false dilemma. Another false dilemma is the choice between a vigorous recovery and sustainability. We must pursue both objectives together.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, delivered opening remarks on 10 July 2020 at the Forum PA 2020 (Forum della Pubblica Amministrazione), at the meeting on “Digital transformation and sustainable development: two Italian and European objectives that must be pursued together”, convened by Carlo Mochi Sismondi, President of the Forum PA.
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Italy was one of the OECD countries most affected by the economic fallout of COVID-19: when accounting for both the extensive margin of adjustment (fewer employed workers) and the intensive margin (fewer hours worked among those in employment because of part-time or short-time work), Italy experienced one of the largest drop in hours worked among all OECD countries for which data are available.
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L'Italia è stato uno dei paesi OCSE più colpiti dalle ricadute economiche del COVID-19: se si considera sia il margine estensivo (meno occupati) che quello intensivo (meno ore tra chi è rimasto al lavoro), l’impatto della crisi COVID-19 sull'Italia è stato tra i più forti nei paesi OCSE per i quali sono disponibili dati con un calo del totale delle ore lavorate del 28% nei primi tre mesi della crisi
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will virtually meet with Ms. Paola Pisano, Minister for Technological Innovation and Digitalization of Italy on 7 July 2020 to discuss how the OECD can support Italy to tackle the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and, in particular, to leverage science, technology and innovation in the recovery, as well as ideas for the 2021 G20 Italian Presidency, specifically on digital.
The theme of the Future of Tourism in Natural Areas project (Tour.Nat) was tourism management in natural and protected areas at the time of Covid-19. The project intended to build an agile living laboratory of practical seminars, individual research, working groups, creative sessions, interactive discussions, and online tutoring.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Italy and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
Our latest Economic Outlook, released last Wednesday, paints a very bleak picture. The 6% annual decline in global GDP that we project for 2020 is far bigger than any other decline we have seen in the 60 years of the OECD’s existence.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, addressed the Italian National Consultation inaugural session, at the invitation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on 13 June 2020.