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Economic Survey of France 2011

The OECD has just published its Economic Survey of France 2011. According to the report, a moderate recovery is underway though the recent recession is going to leave lasting traces on public finances and employment. The report argues that structural reforms are crucial for successful consolidation and advances in growth potential: 1.      The budgetary framework …
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Population and Aging: Is Latin America Ready?

A new report from the World Bank’s Human Development Network warns Latin American countries to prepare for a “graying revolution”. The region’s life expectancy has jumped by 22 years over the last 50 years and its population is now dominated by working-age adults with fewer children. The report advises countries and communities to develop appropriate …
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ILO reports for G20 Employment and Labour Ministers Meeting

In preparation for the G20 Employment and Labor Ministers Meeting, to be held in Washington DC on April 20-21, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has produced a series of background reports on the evolving employment situation in the context of the global financial crisis. The reports include a statistical overview; a package of country briefs …
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Economic Survey of Hungary 2010

The OECD has just published the Economic Survey of Hungary 2010. The country is facing one of the most severe recessions among OECD countries, with the projected fall in GDP in 2009 at double the OECD average. Despite financial assistance from international organizations, macroeconomic policies have to remain tight. Stabilization is underway, but the depth …
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World Social Situation 2010

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs has just launched the study, Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010. The report seeks to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication. It stresses the urgent need for a strategic shift away from the market fundamentalist thinking, policies and practices of recent decades towards …
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Millennium Development Goals Report 2009

The UN Economic and Social Council has just published the Millennium Development Goals Report 2009. The study assesses the progress towards fulfilling the MDGs, which established quantitative benchmarks to halve extreme poverty in all its forms. Despite many successes, progress towards achieving the goals is now threatened by sluggish economic growth, diminished resources, fewer trade …
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