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  • Pensions: Reforms have slowed in OECD countries but need to continue

    5 December 2017

    Public spending on pensions for the OECD as a whole has risen by about 1.5% of GDP since 2000, while the projected pace of spending growth is slowing, according to Pensions at a Glance 2017. Further reforms are needed in OECD countries to address the effects of population ageing and the changing nature of work, the report says.

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  • Economy: Global economy strengthens, but further policy action needed

    28 November 2017

    The world economy has strengthened, with monetary and fiscal stimulus underpinning a broad-based rise in most countries, according to the latest OECD Economic Outlook. Global growth is projected to improve slightly in 2018, but remain below the pace of previous recoveries, while challenges inhibit a stronger, more inclusive outlook.

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  • Education: Girls outperform boys at working together to solve problems

    21 November 2017

    Girls are better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of collaborative problem solving. Some 125,000 15-year-olds in 52 countries and economies took part in the test, which analyses how well students work together as a group and the influence of factors such as gender and social background.

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  • Well-being: New OECD data expose deep well-being divisions

    15 November 2017

    While some aspects of well-being have improved since 2005, too many people are unable to share the benefits of the modest economic recovery that is under way, the OECD’s latest How’s Life? report shows. The report provides further evidence that the scars of the crisis have not healed, as trust in government has fallen in the past decade.

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  • Environment: We must deal with marine debris

    22 November 2017

    The world’s oceans are being damaged by an unprecedented accumulation of waste known as marine debris. Plastic waste threatens the access to clean water, releases toxic chemicals that enter the food chain, and menaces marine life and habitats, as marine species risk getting entangled in plastic. By Dulika Rathnayake, OECD Environment Directorate.

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  • Planting better forests for a changing future

    Forests are essential for fighting climate change, but planting and managing them is not as easy as it might sound, as the OECD Forest Scheme shows. Watch the video.

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  • Twenty years of fighting bribery: The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention

    The first and only international anti-corruption instrument focusing on the supply side of the bribery transaction, the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. The convention establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions.

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  • How’s life? 2017: Measuring Well-being

    Fault lines run through our society, with divisions by income, age, where you were born, your gender and your education all affecting well-being and opportunities. The OECD’s latest How’s Life? report takes a close look at these challenges.

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