11 novembre 2017

Services, informality and productivity in Africa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Economic development and a sustained, broad-based increase in living standards on the African1 continent are critically connected to the capacity of African economies to create decent jobs at a rate that keeps up with the rapid growth of the workforce. More...

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Helping entrepreneurs thrive in Africa

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"African entrepreneurs are a key driving force for the continent’s emergence. 80% of Africans view entrepreneurship as a good career opportunity. Take African start-ups. They pioneer social innovations. Thanks to the fintech industry, for example, the diaspora can connect with their relatives and directly finance their health expenses, as in the case of Leea. More...

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The blurred boundaries of political violence in the Sahel-Sahara

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"The Sahel and the Sahara are faced with exceptional political instability involving a combination of rebellions, jihadist insurgencies, coups d’état, protest movements and illegal trafficking. Analysis of the outbreaks of violence reveals that the region is not just the victim of an escalation of wars and conflicts that marked the 20th century. More...

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Building Africa’s entrepreneurial culture

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"Over the last decade, Africa has witnessed the emergence of a dynamic start-up scene in some of its countries. The district of Yaba, in Lagos, Nigeria is one example. In Yaba, young educated people are supported by a network of incubators, accelerators and other support facilities. This entrepreneurship cluster has taken advantage of the nearby presence of many Nigerian higher education institutions, such as the Yaba College of Technology, the University of Lagos, or the Federal Science and Technical College for students and facilities. More...

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Ever heard of SDG washing? The urgency of SDG Due Diligence

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"A couple of months ago during the OECD’s Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct,1 I heard a new term: SDG washing. After green washing and blue washing – using a UN logo to signpost sustainability without doing much – the term SDG washing points to businesses that use the Sustainable Development Goals to market their positive contribution to some SDGs while ignoring their negative impact on others. More...

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What is Happening to Robin Hood? The Rise and Future of Progressive Redistribution

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"A global history of how governments redistribute between rich and middle and poor is unfolding. While such an account can start from new measures of fiscal progressivity in the 21st century, several countries can trace the history of fiscal redistribution in detail back to the 1960s, and then in broad outline back to the start of the 20th century. More...

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Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPosted by . Skills mismatch and shortages are costly for individuals, employers and society in terms of reducing pay, lowering productivity and dampening growth. Therefore, tackling these skill imbalances should be a high priority for policy. But what can de done? A new OECD report (Getting Skills Right: Good Practice in Adapting to Changing Skill Needs) provides examples and insights into the practical ways in which governments improve the matching of skill supply and demand through policy.  It is based on five in-depth country reviews of Spain, France, Italy, the United Kingdom and South Africa. More...

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The politics of Islam in Mali: Can religion be part of the answer?

The question of the place and influence of religion on society and politics is delicate. In Mali, a West African country in which 95% of the population is Muslim, Islam is a fact of life. Fears are growing in some quarters that religion could expand to occupy more space as a driver of social norms and wield undue influence. It does not have to be so, for rather than being a danger, religion can serve as a stabilising force in this crisis-ridden country. More...

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Development Co-operation Report: Investing in data can make the difference

The OECD’s just-published Development Co-operation Report 2017 calls on donor countries to invest more aid in improving statistical systems in developing countries, many of which are unable to produce reliable data in even basic areas such as records of births and deaths. More...

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Private pensions make post-crisis comeback

In 2016, private pension assets reached their highest-ever level at over USD38 trillion in OECD countries, according to Pensions Markets in Focus. Investment losses resulting from the financial crisis have been recouped in almost all reporting OECD countries. More...

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