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Young people and women hit hard by jobs crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is having a greater impact on some workers than others. Young people and women are among those at greatest risk of joblessness and poverty. They generally have less secure, unskilled jobs and are highly represented among workers in industries most affected by the crisis, such as tourism and restaurants.

Actions for a common future

Ideas from OECD's Generation Y and Z

The OECD launched a call for its staff from Generations Y and Z to voice their ideas on how countries can emerge from the COVID-19 crisis and chart an inclusive and resilient recovery. Discover the 10 most innovative ones, capturing the younger generations' priorities for a better future.

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Consider social and environmental impacts

The social economy provides us with a credible mechanism to drive socially and environmentally responsible practices across the board, playing a repairing role in alleviating the crisis and transforming economic activity in an inclusive and sustainable way.

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Ensure a sustainable recovery

Cleaner air quality, healthier water, effective waste management, and enhanced biodiversity protection not only reduce our vulnerability to pandemics and improve resilience, but have the potential to boost economic activity, generate income, create jobs, and reduce inequalities.

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Enhance equal access to opportunities for all

To do this, we need to tackle the inequalities that existed well before this pandemic and are now getting worse. Governments have many levers to make this happen. G20 Governments need to keep acting boldly to make sure that the recovery benefits everyone.

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Deliver on climate commitments

In a post-COVID world, governments have a unique chance for a green and inclusive recovery that they must seize. Otherwise future generations will be responsible not only for repaying the massive debt that is now being built up, but also for shouldering the burden of dealing with future crises.

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Literacy skills to tackle the infodemic

The 21st century is about constructing and validating knowledge. The more knowledge technology allows us to search and access, the more important deep understanding and the capacity to navigate ambiguity becomes.

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