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Firms and industry hold tremendous capacity to contribute to a wide range of SDGs, in particular through their core business activities by providing goods and services that help achieve the SDGs in their domestic market and abroad.
In a period of sluggish employment growth and slow-growing productivity in most OECD countries, the central role played by start-ups and young firms in creating jobs and bringing innovation to market becomes increasingly important in policy debates.
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The policies set out in this report are focused on structural reforms that can enhance productivity and make SMEs a stronger engine for ASEAN countries in the time to come.
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The OECD has been evaluating the consistency, cost-efficiency and comprehensiveness of the current toolbox of instruments in place in the Netherlands to reach the long-term decarbonisation objectives in the manufacturing sector. This event on 15 April 2021 will present the main findings from the analysis.
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One of the main concerns regarding excess capacity in the global steel market is how it affects international trade dynamics. An analysis of bilateral trade patterns reveals that capacity increases are likely to inflate exports after one year-on average and are likely to have persistent effect on trade.
The MultiProd project studies productivity patterns and investigates the extent to which different policy frameworks can shape firm productivity. It examines the way resources are allocated to more productive firms.
Important challenges need to be overcome to ensure the sustainable recovery of the global steel industry. At its March 2021 session, the Steel Committee discussed the global steel market situation and outlook, challenges facing the global steel industry, and policy approaches to ensure a level playing field in the sector.