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OECD Economic Outlook – June 2020

The OECD has recently published its latest Economic Outlook. According to the report, the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the most severe recession in nearly a century and is causing enormous damage to people’s health, jobs and well-being. As restrictions begin to ease, the path to economic recovery remains highly uncertain and vulnerable to a second …
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Foreign Direct Investment Flows in the Time of COVID-19

Many governments have taken stringent public health measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These public health measures have caused severe economic disruptions that impact the foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions of firms. Governments have also taken significant economic policy actions to forestall, or cushion, the economic consequences of the public health crisis. …
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Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2020: An OECD Scoreboard

Sufficient and affordable access to different sources of finance is crucial to enable SMEs and entrepreneurs to contribute to inclusive growth. The 9th edition of the OECD Scoreboard on Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs provides data from 48 countries around the world on SME lending, alternative finance instruments and financing conditions, as well as information on …
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Health in the 21st Century

The OECD has recently published the report “Health in the 21st Century: Putting Data to Work for Stronger Health Systems.” This report explores how data and digital technology can help achieve policy objectives and drive positive transformation in the health sector while managing new risks such as privacy, equity and implementation costs. It examines the …
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How’s Life? 2020

The OECD has just published the report “How’s Life? – Measuring well-being”. How’s Life? charts whether life is getting better for people in 37 OECD countries and 4 partner countries. This fifth edition presents the latest evidence from an updated set of over 80 indicators, covering current well-being outcomes, inequalities, and resources for future well-being. …
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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2020

The OECD has just released the “Tourism Trends and Policies” report. The 2020 edition analyses tourism performance and policy trends across 51 OECD countries and partner economies. It highlights the need for coherent and comprehensive approaches to tourism policy making, and the significance of the tourism economy, with data covering domestic, inbound and outbound tourism, …
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OECD Gender Initiative

To mark International Women’s Day we recommend the OECD Gender Equality website. Created by the OECD Gender Initiative, the website examines existing barriers to gender equality in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This website monitors the progress made by governments to promote gender equality in both OECD and non-OECD countries and provides good practices based on …
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Last Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Coronavirus: the World Economy at Risk

The coronavirus presents the global economy with its greatest danger since the financial crisis, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. Growth was weak but stabilising until the coronavirus Covid-19 hit. Restrictions on movement of people, goods and services, and containment measures such as factory closures have cut manufacturing and domestic demand sharply in …
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Corporate Bond Market Trends, Emerging Risks and Monetary Policy

After a return to more expansionary monetary policies in early 2019, the world’s non-financial corporations borrowed an additional USD 2.1 trillion in the form of corporate bonds. In real terms, this is equivalent to the amount borrowed in the previous record year 2016 and represents a clear reversal of the decrease in corporate bond issuance …
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The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation

The OECD has just published the report “The Digitalisation of Science, Technology and Innovation: Key Developments and Policies” This report examines digitalisation’s effects on science, technology and innovation and the associated consequences for policy. In varied and far-reaching ways, digital technologies are changing how scientists work, collaborate and publish. While examining these developments, this book …
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