30 avril 2017

Aid rising in 2016: No room for complacency

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"2015 was a year of big promises: eradication of global poverty, delivery of more effective development finance and calls for resolute action against climate change, all for a better world by 2030. But with growing concerns about inequalities at home, and rising protectionism and unilateralism abroad, the last few months cast some doubts about whether OECD countries still firmly stand behind their commitments. More...

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Does your neighbour know about the Sustainable Development Goals?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"I don’t really know my neighbour. What I do know is that she can get pretty grumpy when my kids are too noisy. I also know that she uses the recycle bins. But what does she think about sustainable development? I wouldn’t have a clue. That needs to change. More...

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Japan needs policies to boost productivity for inclusive growth

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Labour productivity in Japan is about a quarter below the average of the top half of OECD countries (Figure 1), which is surprising given Japan’s outstanding performance in education and skills and high level of R&D spending. As in other countries, the labour productivity gap between leading and lagging firms has widened in Japan, resulting in greater wage inequality between firms. The 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Japan examines the scope for positive synergy between policies to promote productivity and inclusive growth. More...

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The G20’s Enhanced Structural Reform Agenda: Some progress, but more reforms needed

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . A pick-up for the global economy in 2017 would be very welcome after five years of sluggish growth, but we have not yet decisively escaped the low-growth trap. Productivity and wage growth remain weak, and inequality and political uncertainties are high. Financial vulnerabilities and policy risks could derail the recovery. In short, the G20 has yet to achieve its objective of strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth. More...

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Reforming Brazil’s old-age pension system to ensure its sustainability

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Pensions have been successful in reducing old-age poverty well below the population-wide average, and below the OECD average (Figure 1). At present, all pension recipients – and this includes around 90% of those aged 65 and above – receive at least the minimum wage, which is more than 5 times as much as the poverty line of BRL 170 (equivalent to USD 55). More...

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Structural Inequality – The Case of Sweden

https://oecdecoscope.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/cropped-blog-clouds.jpgPosted . Income equality is perceived by many as steadily embedded in Swedish society, as solid as a Volvo’s tyres firmly clinging to a narrow country road on a Småland’s bright midsummer night. However, the Gini coefficient has increased more in Sweden than in any other OECD country since the 1990s. More...

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Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands

Education & Skills TodayThe Netherlands’ economy and society are being transformed by technological change, increased economic integration, population ageing, increased migration and other pressures. A highly skilled population with the opportunities, incentives and motivation to develop and use their skills fully and effectively will be essential for confronting the challenges and seizing the opportunities of the future. More...

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Learning in school as a social activity

Education & Skills TodayWhat do 15-year-old students really need from school and what can school give them for their personal growth? The third volume of PISA 2015 results on students' well-being shows how important it is that education helps them develop not only knowledge and cognitive skills, but also the social and emotional competencies and resilience to thrive in the face of present and future challenges. More...

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Smartphones are child’s play, but what about the child labour?

Digital technology depends on energy, and that energy depends on minerals. Take cobalt, for instance. Use of this ferromagnetic metal can be traced back to Ancient Egypt when it was used to taint ceramics. Today cobalt is an integral part of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that go into smartphones, lap tops and electric vehicles. More...

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For whom the budget cut tolls

Staff reductions, salary cuts, the loss of benefits and truncated career opportunities blow a cold wind over the motivation of employees fortunate enough to survive downsizing. At the very moment when the affected company needs its remaining staff to take on the work of others, accept new roles and work longer hours for less, those employees undergo an overwhelming gamut of emotions affecting work performance: anger, resentment, job insecurity, low job satisfaction and a loss of trust. More...

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