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The OECD Observer has always drawn on top professionals to help it become a global leader among policy magazines, and this particularly applies to design and ...

OECD says "We've never been in a problem this big"

17 March- The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has called for a more co-ordinated response to the spiraling coronavirus fallout. "We have ...

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Health: Trends in international migration of doctors, nurses and medical students

The OECD advises countries on how to meet future demand for health professionals and how to manage the supply of health workers. This report describes recent ...

Microbial resistance: the battle continues

Healthcare budgets and facilities face an uphill battle against anti-microbial resistance. Can policymakers find a way through? A discussion at the OECD ...

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Happy Birthday at 20. Or is that 80?

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Martin Wolf interview on OECD Podcasts

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The path towards a 100% renewable energy future

The global energy ...

Johnson & Johnson: Leading innovations for better health care

The OECD Health Ministerial Conference and ...

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A guide for tackling fraud and corruption in EU investment funds

Fraud and corruption are undermining the impact of the European Structural and Investment Funds, with recent high-profile cases resulting in mass protests ...

Like adult, like child

“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them,” said James Baldwin. Indeed, you ...

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These 25 climate actions can change our lives for the better

Climate change affects lives and livelihoods everywhere. We can and must act now to tackle climate change and make a better world for our children. We have ...

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New signposts for green finance

Every year, Al Gore’s 2006 film “An inconvenient truth”, resonates more loudly. Faced with the growing environmental and climate crisis, the world of fina ...

Data vs deforestation: A breakthrough in supply-chain transparency

We are eating our way through tropical forests. Whether it’s a cappuccino for breakfast, a burger for lunch or a chocolate bar a ...

Digital planet: How smart technologies can help us solve our climate and infrastructure challenges

Back in the 1960s, when my dad wanted to make an international call for work, he had to order it 24 hours in advance. Today, he uses ...

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Linking Indigenous Communities with Regional Development

We are pleased to have provided leadership and guidance on this report–the first-ever global study of its kind on Indigenous economies and regional development.

Sweden's development lead

Since 2006, Sweden has delivered 1% of its gross national income (GNI) as official development assistance (ODA). In 2017, Sweden was the highest contributor in ...

The platform economy can deliver for its workers too

Have you ever used your smartphone to hail a taxi? Order in lunch? Or to find the help you need, whether from a cleaner or a childminder? If you have, then like ...

How to shore up public finances against the unexpected

Natural hazards can lead to costly disasters, which is why public authorities must work hard to reduce risks and to be prepared financially. What can governments ...

Watching your basic behaviour

Forgetting to file your taxes on time. Not cleaning up after your dog when it leaves a mess on a public street. Driving above the speed limit. Why do we behave ...

Higher education rises but leaves question marks

The proportion of young adults with tertiary education increased by nearly 10 percentage points in all 36 OECD countries in 2008-2018. Higher education ...

Not all jobs are created equal

New business creation is thriving, and is back to pre-crisis levels in many OECD countries, generating millions of new jobs along the way.  However, most ne ...

Your country has talent

Does your country have what it takes to attract talent? Young people entering the labour market today are more educated than older workers approaching retirement ...


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