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Latest Interim OECD Economic Outlook – Coronavirus: Living with Uncertainty

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to threaten jobs, businesses and the health and well-being of millions amid exceptional uncertainty, building confidence will be crucial to ensure that economies recover and adapt, according to the OECD’s latest Interim Economic Outlook. After an unprecedented collapse in the first half of the year, economic output recovered swiftly following …
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Beyond Growth: Towards a New Economic Approach

The OECD has just published: Beyond Growth – Towards a New Economic Approach. We are facing a series of converging planetary emergencies linked to the environment, the economy, and our social and political systems, but we will not meet these challenges using the tools of the last century. We need to rethink the role of …
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Housing and Inclusive Growth

The OECD has just published the report: “Housing and Inclusive Growth.” Housing is key to inclusive growth. It is the biggest spending item of household budgets, the main driver of wealth accumulation and biggest source of debt for most households. Housing and the neighbourhood in which people live also have important implications for individual health, …
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Education at a Glance 2020

The OECD has just released “Education at a Glance”, that is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems across OECD countries and a number of partner economies. More than 100 charts and tables in this publication – …
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Enhancing Equal Access to Opportunities for All in G20 Countries

Over recent years, globalisation, digitalisation, demographics and climate change have been transforming the way economies work. These trends have provided new opportunities for growth, but also deepened inequalities as the gains from growth have not been shared evenly amongst all. The COVID-19 pandemic – a global public health crisis without precedent in living memory – …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2020

The 2020 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook focuses on worker security and the COVID-19 crisis. Chapter 1 provides an initial assessment of the labour market consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting economic crisis. It also presents an overview of the emergency labour market and social policy measures implemented by OECD countries and …
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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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