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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 >>

OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 9:39 am | OECD

New Zealand economy performing well, but sustaining high levels of growth and well-being will require further reforms The New Zealand economy has performed well in recent years, but bottlenecks in housing and urban infrastructure, inequalities in living ... More >>

Fight against offshore tax evasion

Sunday, 7 June 2015, 8:31 pm | OECD

Strengthening the international community’s fight against offshore tax evasion: Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia and New Zealand join multilateral agreement to automatically exchange information More >>

OECD PISA Survey: Infographic And Analysis Of NZ Results

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 5:35 pm | OECD

The graphic below allow comparison of country results. It is followed by a video discussion of factors relating to New Zealand's performance in an international context. More >>

Asian countries top OECD’s latest PISA education survey

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 10:27 am | OECD

Asian countries outperform the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds. More >>

Economic Survey of New Zealand 2013

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 10:40 am | OECD

The New Zealand economy is beginning to gain some momentum, with post earthquake reconstruction, business investment and household spending gathering pace. Risks to growth remain, however, stemming from high private debt levels, weak foreign demand, ... More >>

Tax burdens on labour income in OECD continues to rise

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 10:13 am | OECD

New data show that across OECD countries the average tax and social security burden on employment incomes increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 35.6 per cent in 2012. It increased in 19 out of 34 countries, fell in 14, and remained unchanged ... More >>

Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind

Tuesday, 2 April 2013, 10:10 am | OECD

Global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment . More >>

Pensions: Raise retirement ages and expand private pensions

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 3:15 pm | OECD

Governments will need to raise retirement ages gradually to address increasing life expectancy in order to ensure that their national pension systems are both affordable and adequate, according to a new OECD report. At a time of heightened global economic ... More >>

Economy: Bigger Euro Bailout Funds Needed - OECD

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 4:35 pm | OECD

OECD – Paris, 27 March 2012 Economy: Bigger Euro Bailout Funds Needed To Create Space To Boost Growth, OECD says Watch the webcast live Euro area finance ministers meeting this week need to boost the firepower of the European stability funds to ... More >>

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education - NZ

Thursday, 23 February 2012, 5:12 pm | OECD

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education NEW ZEALAND Deborah Nusche, Dany Laveault, John MacBeath and Paulo Santiago More >>

Record gap between rich and poor

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 11:55 am | OECD

OECD report has NZ's GINI inequality growth as the fastest in the OECD More >>

Global recovery firmly underway but surrounded by risks

Thursday, 26 May 2011, 3:32 pm | OECD

The global recovery is firmly under way, but is taking place at different speeds across countries and regions, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook. More >>

Mexico Recovery On track But Reforms Needed

Wednesday, 18 May 2011, 12:45 pm | OECD

Mexico is recovering strongly from the global recession, helped initially by booming exports and more recently, by a pick-up in private consumption and investment, according to a new OECD report. More >>

OECD Economic Survey of New Zealand 2011

Wednesday, 27 April 2011, 11:54 am | OECD

The recovery stalled in 2010, despite record terms of trade and support from policy stimulus. Households, businesses and farmers are attempting to repair over extended balance sheets in the aftermath of a property boom. The effects of two damaging earthquakes ... More >>

Canada must urgently boost efforts to prosecute, says OECD

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 9:44 am | OECD

Although Canada has recently made progress in investigating the bribery of foreign public officials by Canadian businesses, Canada has only completed one prosecution since it enacted its foreign bribery law in 1999. More >>

OECD: New transparency and anti-corruption initiative

Friday, 4 March 2011, 10:07 am | OECD

The OECD is developing a new initiative to improve coordination of anti-corruption and transparency initiatives - first within its member countries, and then with all other relevant players, including governments, international organisations, NGOs ... More >>

China and Russia invited to new aircraft financing agreement

Sunday, 27 February 2011, 12:35 pm | OECD

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has invited China and Russia to join other countries in implementing a new set of international rules on aircraft financing. This happened during a signing ceremony in Paris today that included all other countries ... More >>

OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia

Tuesday, 15 February 2011, 9:46 am | OECD

The OECD’s latest economic survey of Slovenia, to be published on Friday 18 February 2011, looks at how the country is gradually emerging from the global recession, as well as factors that can boost sustainable recovery. The report discusses the need ... More >>