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A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality
For a Better Future of Work for All
by Valentina Beghini, Umberto Cattaneo, and Emanuela Pozzan
The report highlights key gender gaps and obstacles to decent work for women. It explores the structural barriers, including unpaid care work, that shape the nature and extent of women’s engagement in paid employment, and examines how laws, policies and practices in certain countries have addressed them. The report also outlines the measures that can and should be taken to seize the opportunities presented by the...
Changing the Odds for Vulnerable Children
Building Opportunities and Resilience
Child vulnerability is the outcome of a range of complex factors that compound over time. Across the OECD, millions of children from diverse backgrounds face daily hardships ranging from poor housing and inadequate diets to maltreatment and unsafe neighbourhoods. Vulnerability locks disadvantaged children into disadvantaged adulthood, putting the brakes on social mobility. Investing in vulnerable children is not...
Debt and Entanglements Between the Wars
World War I created a set of forces that affected the political arrangements and economies of all the countries involved. This period in global economic history between World War I and II offers rich material for studying international monetary and sovereign debt policies. Debt and Entanglements between the Wars focuses on the experiences of the United States, United Kingdom, four countries in the British...
Development Co-operation Report 2019
A Fairer, Greener, Safer Tomorrow
This 57th edition of the Development Co-operation Report is intended to align development co-operation with today''s most urgent global priorities, from the rising threat of climate change to the flagging response to the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. The report provides OECD members and other development actors with evidence, analysis and examples that will help them to reinvigorate public and...
Early Learning and Child Well-being
A Study of Five-year-Olds in England, Estonia, and the United States
The first five years of a child’s life is a period of great opportunity, and risk. The cognitive and social-emotional skills that children develop in these early years have long-lasting impacts on their later outcomes throughout schooling and adulthood. The International Early Learning and Child Well-Being Study was designed to help countries assess their children’s skills and development, to understand how...
Effective Project Management
The PRINCE2 Method
Effective Project Management; The PRINCE2® method book and PDF are the official guides for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. They are the first steps to becoming an effective project manager and gain your project management professional certification. PRINCE2® is the world''s most popular project management method for planning, managing and delivering projects of any size or complexity. Effective...
Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019
Doing Business in Agriculture measures how regulation affects the livelihood of domestic farmers. Farming is a challenging business—especially when undertaken on a smaller scale. Most farms are comparatively small, with about 84% of all farms having less than two hectares of land for growing crops and livestock. There are more than 475 million small farms with 3 billion people working on them, including the...
Environment at a Glance 2020
Environment at a Glance 2020 presents a digest of major environmental trends in areas such as climate change, biodiversity, water resources, air quality and circular economy. Analysis is based on indicators from the OECD Core Set of Environmental Indicators – a tool to evaluate environmental performance and to track the course towards sustainable development. The report uses the latest comparable data received from...
Exploring Universal Basic Income
A Guide to Navigating Concepts, Evidence, and Practices
by Ugo Gentilini, Margaret Grosh, Jamele Rigolini, and Ruslan Yemtsov
Universal basic income (UBI) is one of the most hotly debated ideas in development and social protection. Drawing from global evidence and experiences, this volume provides a compass to help navigate key issues and trade-offs, as well as offering new data and insights to better inform choices around the appropriateness and feasibility of UBI in different contexts. Structured around seven chapters and based on...
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