5 minute read More timely statistics and data allow us to respond swiftly to new developments. More granular data means that we can be more targeted in our policy advice and better account for disparities across gender, regions, industries, firm size or demographics. But statistics and data must be trustworthy and of good quality. In short, they must be fit for purpose.read more
5 minute read Global trade expanded in 2022 despite the challenging economic environment. Based on available information, OECD estimates suggest both merchandise and services trade increased by around 12% compared to 2021, as measured in current US dollars.
The annual growth in merchandise trade is the result of rapid expansion in the first half of the year.
3 minute read For anyone walking the Parisian streets, the growing mountains of sometimes burning trash make the current waste crisis impossible to ignore. The striking sanitary workers, in response to the French Government’s pension reform, made us all stop and think about how much waste we produce.read more
4 minute read À se promener dans Paris depuis une semaine, il est impossible de ne pas remarquer le spectacle et les odeurs des amas d’ordures ménagères entassés dans les rues. La grève des éboueurs contre la réforme des retraites du gouvernement français nous amène tous à réfléchir à la quantité de déchets que nous produisons.read more
2 minute read Since mothers frequently shoulder the majority of the caregiving responsibilities, ECEC can help mothers find their desired work/family balance.read more
4 minute read When the COVID-19 crisis hit the world economy in 2020, concerns arose that it would further dampen productivity growth in many OECD economies.read more
3 minute read The design of income taxes can influence incentives for workers to enter the labour market and the nature of their participation.read more