Leading global firms have pledged to tackle inequality and promote diversity in the workplace and supply chains as part of an international initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, overseen by the OECD. The Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition will launch at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France, 24-26 August 2019.Read more
There are signs that economic well-being has continued improving in the OECD area, as the growth in real household income per capita accelerated to 0.6% in the first quarter of 2019, up from 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018.Read more
Housing markets can swing sharply and shape your country’s exposure to economic crises. How can policy mitigate shocks in the housing market and strengthen the recovery? This article looks at the likes of rental regulation, taxation and land use restrictions and asks which policies can lead to smoother housing cycles.
Malaysia’s economic performance has been very successful, but public policy can do more to address social and governance challenges while making growth stronger, greener and more inclusive, according to the latest Economic Survey of Malaysia.Read more
As the world gets ready to begin implementing the Paris Climate Agreement, countries are looking to ramp up action and develop their low-carbon strategies. With carbon dioxide emissions rising and climate change affecting people’s lives, the need for urgent, strong, co-operative action has never been higher. By OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.Read more
The OECD has launched the I am the Future of Work campaign. From students to CEOs, everyone is shaping the future of work and their voices should be at the heart of the debate. The campaign highlights what the future of work means for people and the urgency to build a future that works for all. The Future of Work is now. Have your say!Read more
World Water Week kicks off in Stockholm on 25 August under the banner of “Water for society–Including all”. The OECD will be there, helping to lead efforts to address crucial issues such as water pollution, financing and transboundary co-operation. Follow the agenda.Read more
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。Read more