30 août 2019

Azerbaijan needs more freedom of speech, more lawyers and more jobs for refugees

Conseil de l'Europe“Freedom of expression in Azerbaijan continues to be under threat” said Dunja Mijatović, Commissioner for Human Rights, at the end of a four-day visit to Azerbaijan. Recalling the European Court of Human Rights’ judgments stressing a troubling pattern of arbitrary arrest and detention of government critics, civil society activists and human rights defenders through retaliatory prosecutions and misuse of criminal law in defiance of the rule of law, the Commissioner highlighted that “releasing all persons who are in detention because of the views they expressed should remain a priority.” She also reiterated her call to decriminalise defamation. More...

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Des réformes doivent être engagées maintenant pour s’adapter aux évolutions du monde

Des réformes doivent être engagées maintenant pour s’adapter aux évolutions du monde La mondialisation, la transition numérique, le vieillissement démographique et la dégradation de l’environnement sont autant de mégatendances qui déterminent ce que seront, demain, les niveaux de vie et le bien-être. Or, en l’absence d’une reprise de la dynamique des réformes, les perspectives s’annoncent moroses. L’économie mondiale risque de voir à nouveau souffler des vents contraires, avec une croissance qui va fléchir sur fond d’incertitudes commerciales fortes. Plus...

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The food economy can create more jobs for West African youth

Youth employment and job creation loom high on development agendas in West Africa. The issue is also a priority at the continental and international levels: decent work and youth empowerment are priority areas within the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and ‘youth and jobs in the Sahel’ will figure prominently amongst talks at the G7 Summit which begins this Saturday in Biarritz. More...

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The Case for Gender-Smart Work Policies: Key to Equality, Good for Business

We have witnessed numerous efforts to enhance gender equality throughout the past decade. Legal reforms are taking place worldwide, and discriminatory laws are slowly being struck down in favour of parity.[1] But despite developments in employment laws, inequality persists. Women’s labour participation has been stagnant, and last year, the already low number of female CEOs tumbled even further. More...

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International Co-operation to Strengthen Public Integrity: the Case of Thailand

While no country is stranger to the harms of corruption and bribery, international co-operation can help find solutions to strengthen public integrity systems. Take the example of Thailand’s partnership with the OECD. In Thailand, over 40% of surveyed citizens reported that they had to pay bribes, offer a gift, or perform a favour when accessing public services, according to a 2017 report of Transparency International. More...

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Stronger productivity growth would put Malaysia on a path to become a high-income economy

Malaysia is enjoying remarkable economic growth. Real GDP grew at an average rate of 6.1% per year over 1970 to 2018 period, and short-term prospects are for growth to reach almost 5% in 2019-20, despite a difficult international environment. More...

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Housing-related policies matter for economic resilience

Policies that shape the housing market, such as rules concerning mortgage lending, homebuilding and rental regulation as well as taxation, can have a considerable impact on economic crisis risks and the capacity to recover from a crisis. The reason is that housing market developments strongly influence the business cycle and macroeconomic trends. More...

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Statistical Insights: The ADIMA database on Multinational Enterprises

Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) have been at the forefront of changes in the global economy over the last few decades, as trade and investment barriers have been removed and transportation and communication costs have declined. More...

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Are there ways to protect economies against potential future housing busts?

Housing, a large and volatile sector, is often at the centre of economic crises, as a trigger or amplifier. The current situation, which is characterised by house prices approaching or exceeding pre-crisis levels in many countries, raises questions as to whether these price levels may be indicative of a possible impending correction and what can be done to reduce housing-related macroeconomic risks. More...

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The time for reform is now to respond to global challenges

Globalisation, digitalisation, ageing and environmental degradation are the megatrends shaping tomorrow’s living standards and well-being. The prospects look weak in the absence of renewed reform dynamism. The global economy is facing further headwinds, with growth weakening in the wake of high trade uncertainty. At the same time, gains in living standards, as measured by GDP per capita, have been much slower since the Great Financial Crisis. More...

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