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Mach 2, 2015

Upcoming event! Join us for the OECD Expert Briefing: Water Governance on March 13th at the OECD Washington Center. 

Better water management is critical to ensuring that everyone has fair access to an essential natural resource. Good water governance means resources, collaboration, and accountability at both local and national levels to design and implement reforms that make this happen. In the lead-up to the 7th World Water Forum this April, OECD’s Water Governance expert will offer international evidence and best practices – with a special focus on urban water governance – to help support and strengthen stakeholder engagement for effective, fair, and sustainable water policies.

February 26, 2015

Upcoming event! Join us for a Webinar on Gender Equality in Education on March 5 at 11:00am ET.  at the OECD Washington Center.

With gender equity on the front burner of public debate, a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) provides a timely glimpse at the issue through the lens of public schools. The report, based on new analysis of the most recent PISA assessment, includes specific data on gender disparities in achievement by U.S. students.

“The ABC’s of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behavior, Confidence” examines the reasons for and impact of the different performances of girls and boys at school and what parents, teachers and employers can do to narrow the gender gaps. The report focuses on underperformance among boys, lack of self-confidence among girls, and family, school and societal influences before addressing policies to help boys and girls reach their full potential.

February 18, 2015

OECD Expert Briefing: Successful Cities

More people than ever are living in cities - and that number will continue to grow over the next century. Whether it’s reducing their carbon footprint or ensuring that basic transport and infrastructure needs are met, cities need policies and governance structures that can adapt to the complexity of 21st century urban society. Two new OECD reports, the Metropolitan Century and Governing the City uncover what makes cities successful.  More on OECD Urban Policy work. 

February 9, 2015

Ambitious reforms can create a growth path that is both strong and inclusive, OECD says

Determined and systemic action to implement a comprehensive reform agenda across a wide range of policy areas offers governments the best chance to boost weak demand, restore healthy economic growth, create jobs and ensure that the gains are broadly shared across society, according to the OECD’s latest Going for Growth report. | See findings for United States and Canada | Remarks by OECD Secretary-General at the launch of the report at the G20 in Istanbul, Turkey.

January 13, 2015

OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.2% in November 2014

The OECD unemployment rate was stable at 7.2% in November 2014.The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percentage point in November in both Canada (to 6.6%) and the United States(to 5.8%), while it was stable in Japan (at 3.5%). More recent data referring to December show that the unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percentage point (to 5.6%) in the United States, while it was stable in Canada.

January 8, 2015

Mexico has a Unique Opportunity to Boost Growth and Share Prosperity More Widely, According to the OECD

Mexico now has the chance to dramatically boost growth rates and resume convergence of its living standards towards those of advanced economies, reduce pervasive labour market informality and drive down high rates of poverty and income inequality.


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