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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
In 2014, the United Kingdom provided USD 19.4 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.71% of gross national income (GNI) and a 1.2% increase in real terms from 2013. It is the fifth largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the second largest by volume.
The banking sector in the United Kingdom (UK) was deeply affected by the crisis. Bank credit has collapsed reflecting both weak demand and tighter supply. New prudential requirements have improved the resilience of the banking sector and a number of measures were taken to support credit supply.
The United Kingdom (UK) has spent less on infrastructure compared to other OECD countries over the past three decades. The perceived quality of UK infrastructure assets is close to the OECD average but lower than in other G7 countries.
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This review describes variations in, and evidence for, pedagogical approaches in formal early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings; how pedagogy is monitored; and which policies affect pedagogical practice. Its specific focus is on comparisons of England (United Kingdom) with Japan, France, Germany, Denmark and New Zealand.
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The UK employment rate (for 15-64-year-olds) is at record levels reaching 72.6% in the first quarter of 2015. In the last quarter of 2014 (the latest period for which comparable data are available), the UK rate was well above the average for the OECD (65.9%), G7 countries (about 68.9%) and the Euro area (64.1%), but still lower than in Germany, Japan and eight smaller OECD economies
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
The Secretary-General will deliver a lecture for the London School of Economics on “Climate: what’s changed, and what still needs to? The climate debate six months before Paris”.
Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies. This event will explore topics ranging from empowering communities through local leadership to new approaches to local economic growth and catalysing growth through people by better harnessing skills and increasing productivity.