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Young people struggling in digital world, finds OECD survey

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:25 am | OECD

One in four students in OECD countries are unable to complete even the most basic reading tasks, meaning they are likely to struggle to find their way through life in an increasingly volatile, digital world. This is one of the findings of the OECD’s ... More >>

Trade in counterfeit goods costs UK economy billions

Saturday, 30 November 2019, 11:35 am | OECD

Trade in counterfeit goods costs UK economy billions of euros, says OECD The global trade in fake goods, from cosmetics to car parts, is costing the UK economy billions of dollars a year in forgone company sales, overpriced products and tax revenues, ... More >>

Countries should strengthen pension systems to adapt

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 7:59 am | OECD

Governments should urgently reform their pension systems to ensure that the growing share of workers in temporary or part-time employment can contribute enough during their working lives to receive an adequate income in retirement, according to a new ... More >>

Weak trade and investment threaten long-term growth

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:25 am | OECD

Trade conflict, weak business investment and persistent political uncertainty are weighing on the world economy and raising the risk of long-term stagnation, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook . World GDP growth is expected to be 2.9% ... More >>

Children paying a high price for inequality

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 8:54 am | OECD

Rising income inequalities in OECD countries over the past two decades have hit vulnerable children hard, making it less likely they will fulfill their economic and social potential later in life, according to a new OECD report. More >>

Health spending set to outpace GDP growth to 2030, says OECD

Friday, 8 November 2019, 8:10 am | OECD

Health expenditure will outpace GDP growth over the next 15 years in almost every OECD country, according to new OECD forecasts. Health spending per capita will grow at an average annual rate of 2.7% across the OECD and will reach 10.2% of GDP by ... More >>

Data usage drives an 8% rise in mobile subscriptions

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8:19 am | OECD

Growing demand for mobile data continues to drive up high-speed mobile Internet subscriptions in OECD countries, according to an update of the OECD’s broadband portal . Latest data shows broadband subscriptions rose by 8%, or 108 million subscriptions, in 2018, ... More >>

NZ can improve well-being through better policymaking - OECD

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 9:08 am | OECD

New Zealand’s economy has stabilised, with solid growth supporting well-being through jobs and incomes. Ongoing implementation of the government’s new well-being approach to policymaking will offer further opportunities to create a more sustainable and ... More >>

High-speed fibre now makes up one quarter of fixed Internet

Friday, 1 March 2019, 5:20 pm | OECD

High-speed fibre now makes up one quarter of fixed Internet in OECD countries More >>

Action needed to help people with mental health issues: OECD

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 9:51 pm | OECD

New Zealand has carried out major health and welfare reforms over the past decade but needs to do more to help people with mental health issues stay in work or find a job, according to a new OECD report. More >>

Action needed to help people with mental health issues

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 5:20 pm | OECD

New Zealand has carried out major health and welfare reforms over the past decade but needs to do more to help people with mental health issues stay in work or find a job, according to a new OECD report. More >>

Asia Pacific should reduce inequalities in access to care

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 4:38 pm | OECD

Access to health care has improved in the Asia Pacific region over the past decade but women in low-income households in rural areas still have difficulty accessing care due to distance and financial reasons, according to a new OECD report. Health ... More >>

New OECD report ranks countries on digital technologies

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:58 am | OECD

A new OECD report shows how Australia, New Zealand and other OECD countries are pushing ahead in developing new digital technologies, automating manufacturing and ensuring workers have the right skills for tomorrow’s jobs, as the digital transformation ... More >>

Mobile broadband penetration at 99% in OECD area

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 6:12 pm | OECD

Mobile broadband penetration at 99% in OECD area High-speed Internet use continues to grow in OECD countries with mobile broadband penetration reaching 99 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in December 2016, up from 91 per 100 inhabitants a year earlier, ... More >>

NZ: Boost productivity, adapt to the changing labour market

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 1:21 pm | OECD

The New Zealand economy continues enjoying a strong, broad-based expansion, driven by booming tourism, high net inward migration, solid construction activity and supportive monetary policy. Policymakers must remain vigilant, however, against high levels ... More >>

Review of re-employment policies in New Zealand

Friday, 14 April 2017, 9:18 am | OECD

Workers who lose their jobs when firms close or downsize can often face long periods of unemployment and, even when they find new jobs, tend to be paid less and have fewer benefits than in their previous jobs. More >>

NZ should do more to help workers after redundancy

Friday, 7 April 2017, 9:24 am | OECD

New Zealand should extend access to income support and introduce a longer minimum notice period for all workers to help disadvantaged laid-off workers find a new job and maintain their job quality and living standards, according to a new OECD report. More >>

Environmental pressures rising in New Zealand, says OECD

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 12:13 pm | OECD

New Zealanders enjoy a high environmental quality of life and access to pristine wilderness. However, New Zealand’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources, is starting to show its environmental limits with increasing greenhouse ... More >>

Helping weakest students essential for society and economy

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 12:55 pm | OECD

Most countries have made little progress helping their weakest students improve their performance in reading, mathematics and science over the past decade. This means too many young people are still leaving school without the basic skills needed in ... More >>

NZ in good position to raise development aid ambitions-OECD

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 9:00 am | OECD

New Zealand is a valued development partner for its small island neighbours, delivering aid effectively and using its experience of natural disasters to help manage risks in the region. It complements its development assistance by using liberal trade and ... More >>

 

 

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