Culture can be a powerful driver of local development, particularly in todayâ€™s digital world, writes the OECD.
But which policies can make it happen? As the 2020 Venice Carnival gets under way, for insights we look back at the first-ever OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development in Venice, Italy, with this inspiring 5-minute OECD Video.Belgiumâ€™s tax, labour, pension and education reforms have improved the potential for stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth, the latest OECD Economic Survey of Belgium says. Future reforms should lower employment barriers for disadvantaged groups, help innovative businesses, and ease pressures on public finances.Huge changes to the world of work over the past two decades have made little impact on teenagersâ€™ career expectations, which have become more concentrated in fewer occupations, according to a new OECD report.
More young people than before appear to be picking their dream job from a small list of the most popular, traditional occupations.In the next 30 years, Africaâ€™s urban areas will increase by nearly 1 billion people, 2.5 times todayâ€™s urban population. Such a rapid transformation will bring major challenges, but also tremendous opportunities for a brighter future.
How can we make it happen together? Are cities and governments ready?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.
Climate change affects lives and livelihoods everywhere. We can and must act now to tackle climate change and make a better world for our children.
We have the knowledge, the tools and the financial resources. Now our countries must deliver on commitments.
Here are 25 climate actions to get us on track by 2025. .
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