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Agriculture: Increased productivity and a more sustainable food system will improve global food security OECD and FAO publish new Agricultural Outlook

11 July, 2012 - 10:00
Food commodity prices are anticipated to remain on a higher plateau over the next decade, underpinned by firm demand but a slowing growth in global production, according to the latest OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012-2021.

Employment: OECD sees high jobless rates continuing - more must be done urgently to boost job creation and help jobseekers

10 July, 2012 - 10:00
The Employment Outlook 2012 says that the OECD-wide joblessness rate is forecast to remain high at 7.7% in the fourth quarter of 2013, close to the 7.9% rate in May 2012. This leaves around 48 million people out of work across the OECD.

Agriculture: Effective management and incentives can rebuild fisheries sector, says OECD at EXPO 2012

9 July, 2012 - 05:30
Governments looking to boost their fisheries sector should review their policies to create incentives for economically and environmentally sustainable fisheries, according to a new OECD report.

Growth in health spending grinds to a halt

28 June, 2012 - 10:00
Growth in health spending slowed or fell in real terms in 2010 in almost all OECD countries, reversing a long-term trend of rapid increases, according to OECD Health Data 2012.

Economy: migration starting to rebound, says OECD

27 June, 2012 - 12:30
International migration fell for the third consecutive year in 2010 but started picking up again in 2011, according to a new OECD report.

The United States needs to foster education and innovation to keep its cutting edge

25 June, 2012 - 23:00
The United States should do more to foster innovation and provide more equitable access to high-quality education in order to maintain its status as the world’s most vibrant and productive economy, according to OECD’s latest Economic Survey of the United States.

Tax: Joining forces to fight financial crime and illicit activities

13 June, 2012 - 23:00
Senior officials from 60 developed and developing countries are meeting in Rome to fight the financial crimes - corruption, tax fraud and money laundering - that are costing economies worldwide 3.6% of their GDP.

Economy: Canada needs to boost innovation and human capital to sustain living standards

13 June, 2012 - 14:45
Canada has weathered the global economic crisis comparatively well but will have to become more productive to sustain its high standard of living, according to OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Canada.

Pensions: Raising retirement ages and expanding private pension coverage essential, says OECD

11 June, 2012 - 10:00
Governments will need to raise retirement ages gradually to address increasing life expectancy in order to ensure that their national pension systems are both affordable and adequate, according to a new OECD report.

Promote entrepreneurship to exit the crisis, OECD says

5 June, 2012 - 23:00
Start-up rates in most countries are edging back toward their pre-crisis levels, but not all countries have seen significant acceleration in new businesses, according to a new OECD report.

G20 countries should rely on open markets to reboot global growth

30 May, 2012 - 23:00
G20 governments should prevent further deterioration in their collective trade and investment policy stance and focus on promoting open markets to re-boot growth in the world economy, according to the OECD, WTO and UNCTAD.

G20 countries should rely on open markets to reboot global growth

30 May, 2012 - 23:00
G20 governments should prevent further deterioration in their collective trade and investment policy stance and focus on promoting open markets to re-boot growth in the world economy, according to the OECD, WTO and UNCTAD.

Ministerial Council Meeting 2012 - Chair’s summary

23 May, 2012 - 23:00
At the close of the OECD’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting, governments from 40 countries called upon the OECD to study "New Approaches to Economic Challenges" which could help them recover from the economic crisis, promote inclusive growth and create jobs.

Design policies to ensure growth is socially inclusive, says OECD-World Bank report

23 May, 2012 - 23:00
Economic policy should be better designed to bring about more inclusive growth, ensuring that the benefits of increased prosperity are shared more evenly across society, according to a new report from the OECD and the World Bank.

Trade-induced economic growth boosts employment and wages

22 May, 2012 - 23:00
Governments that foster open markets and resist protectionism have the best chance of stimulating inclusive economic growth and creating high-value jobs, according to a new study from 10 international organisations presented in Paris.

Tackle gender gap to boost growth, says OECD

22 May, 2012 - 13:00
Breaking down barriers to gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship would create new sources of economic growth and help make better use of everyone’s skills, according to a new OECD report.

Economy: Global economy recovering, but major risks remain, says OECD

21 May, 2012 - 23:00
The global economy is recovering, but confidence is extremely uneven across different regions, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. European governments must take greater action to ensure that the crisis in the euro area does not derail the recovery.

OECD launches updated version of Your Better Life Index

21 May, 2012 - 23:00
The OECD today released a new version of its pioneering Your Better Life Index-- an online, interactive index that allows people to measure and compare their lives in a way that goes beyond traditional GDP numbers.

OECD launches Skills Strategy to boost jobs and growth

21 May, 2012 - 10:00
The OECD has launched its Skills Strategy to help governments build economic resilience, boost employment and reinforce social cohesion. Despite the pressure on public finances, spending on education and skills is an investment for the future and must be a priority.

Job-rich growth essential for G20 recovery, say OECD and ILO

17 May, 2012 - 15:00
OECD and ILO heads call upon the Ministers of Labour and Employment of the G20 countries to put a greater, renewed emphasis on employment policies to help economies accelerate and sustain the recovery, ...