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The global economy is recovering but youth unemployment is getting worse. Young people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as the average worker, yet few governments are taking proactive steps to boost youth employment.
Tax revenues fell in cash terms during 2009 in most OECD countries, driven downward by declining economic activity and tax cuts aimed at cushioning the effects of the recession that followed the financial crisis.
The OECD will carry out a three-year project to promote business integrity in the Middle East and North Africa.
Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Euro Area, to be published on Monday 13 December 2010, looks at how the the currency bloc has reacted to the severe recession and sovereign debt emergencies that followed the global financial crisis.
Genomics: offering the promise of a better future? 6 – 7 December at OECD headquarters in Paris
The OECD’s latest economic survey of the Slovak Republic, to be published on Thursday 25 November 2010, looks at how the global recession impacted the country’s trade-dependent economy, as well as factors that have boosted recovery at an above average pace.
The OECD eChemPortal, which offers comprehensive information on chemical substances, has been updated to offer better access to a wider range of data.
The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will meet with OECD ministers in Venice on Monday 15 November to discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets. Journalists are invited to attend a news conference at 1.00 p.m.