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  • Economy: Global growth is slowing amid rising trade and financial risks

    21 November 2018

    Global economic growth remains strong but has passed its recent peak and faces escalating risks, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. Growth forecasts for next year have been revised down for most of the world’s major economies. Global GDP is now expected to expand by 3.5% in 2019 and 2020.

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  • Development: Donor countries need to reform development finance to meet 2030 pledge

    12 November 2018

    Finance to poor countries from abroad is declining, despite a promise by the international community three years ago to increase development finance flows, in particular through private investment, according to a new OECD outlook on development financing.

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  • Health: Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

    7 November 2018

    Superbug infections could cost the lives of around 2.4 million people in Europe, North America and Australia over the next 30 years unless more is done to stem antibiotic resistance. Three out of four deaths could be averted by spending USD 2 per person a year on measures such as more prudent prescription of antibiotics, a new OECD report says.

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  • Governance: Our resilience needs to take root and blossom

    Rina Matsumoto, Student Sakura team leader from Fukushima, plants a cherry tree at the OECD headquarters on the occasion of the Tohoku Cherry Blossom Ceremony, 2 September 2014. ©OECD/Hervé Cortinat
    7 November 2018

    In the garden of the OECD headquarters in Paris, a cherry tree was planted in the autumn of 2014 by a group of Japanese high school students, who had suffered the earthquake in Fukushima in March 2011. Using a cherry tree as a symbol of resilience, with its fragile beauty and symphony of flowers in the springtime, gives food for thought.

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  • Education: Disadvantage in education starts from age 10

    23 October 2018

    The academic performance gap between advantaged and disadvantaged children develops from as early as 10 years old and widens throughout students’ lives, according to Equity in Education: Breaking down barriers to social mobility. Students who attend more socio-economically advantaged schools perform better in PISA, the report says.

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  • Paris Peace Forum

    Jim Kim, President, The World Bank Group; Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO; Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD; Guy Ryder, Director-General, ILO; 
 Christine Lagarde, Managing-Director, IMF; Enrico Letta, Sciences Po; Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General, WTO (from left)

    When the First World War ended in November 1918, a hundred years ago, a generation would pass before our organisation would be born. There are many lessons to be learned but co-operation among people, human beings, is the only true driver of our peace. The OECD is all about people, and their lives.

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  • What have we learnt from the 2008 crisis?

    2008 was a shock to the system and a wake-up call… Showing us that conventional economic analyses and models were insufficient to address the complexity of the modern global economy.

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  • Inequality puts our world at risk

    In many OECD countries, inequalities are at their highest levels in 30 years and are widening. What are the effects, and the policy responses? See our story on inclusive growth.

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