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  • The Statistics Newsletter, July 2020

    In this issue: Three ways a well-being lens can aid COVID-19 recovery; Using commercial data sources to project foreign direct investment flows during the COVID-19 pandemic; Communicating COVID-19: what are NSOs doing? and more….

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  • Gender Data Portal

    The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, governance, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed.

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  • OECD Better Life Initiative

    The OECD Better Life Initiative brings together several strands of the OECD’s work on measuring well-being and progress, including the How’s Life? report and its research agenda, and the Better Life Index.

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Unprecedented falls in GDP in most G20 economies in second quarter of 2020

Quarterly GDP in volume terms for the G20 economies
Percentage change on the previous quarter, s.a.‌‌
Unprecedented falls in GDP in most G20 economies in second quarter of 2020

14 Sept. 2020 - COVID-19 containment measures weighed heavily on economic activity in the second quarter of 2020, with unprecedented falls in real gross domestic product (GDP) in most G20 countries. For the G20 area as a whole, GDP dropped by a record (minus) 6.9%, significantly larger than the (minus) 1.6% recorded in the first quarter of 2009 at the height of the financial crisis. 


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