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  • 2-April-2019

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    Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) Meeting: Reviving Growth and Broadening its Benefits

    In recent years, Italy has experienced a modest economic recovery resulting in an average growth of 1.1% between 2015 and 2018. Following important labour market reforms, it has also experienced a significant rise in the employment rate, by 3 percentage points since 2015. And there have also been other encouraging improvements, such as the shift of Italian export industries to higher value added products.

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  • 1-April-2019

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    Launch of the 2019 OECD Economic Survey of Italy

    Today, the global economy is facing serious headwinds. According to our latest Economic Outlook released earlier this month, global growth is projected to further decrease from 3.6% in 2018 to 3.3% in 2019 and to 3.4% in 2020. Trade and investment growth remain sluggish and the large increase in inequality many countries experienced before the crisis persists.

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  • 7-December-2018

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    OECD Conference on Culture and Local Development : Closing remarks

    We questioned how to maximise the impact of cultural heritage; how to fulfil the potential of creative industries; how to finance culture; or how to better link art to technologies. We also explored the linkages of culture with urban regeneration, education, wellbeing and inclusion.

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  • 6-December-2018

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    Conference “Unleashing the Transformative Power of Culture and Creativity for Local Development”

    Indeed, Art and Culture are not just the expression of our finest human values and identities; they are also very often the “invisible universals” that hold communities and societies together. They nurture our spirit, our well-being and the well-being of our societies.

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  • 5-October-2017

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    Launch of the OECD Skills Strategy for Italy: Diagnostic Report

    In the post-war period, Italy enjoyed high growth by exploiting its decentralised production base and nurturing the technical and vocational skills needed for specialised manufacturing. But over the past fifteen years, Italy’s economic performance has been sluggish and productivity has stagnated. This is partly due to skills challenges.

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  • 27-May-2017

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    G7 Leaders’ Summit: the role of innovation as a driver of growth and development in Africa

    I'm delighted to be with you today to shine the spotlight on people-centred innovation and what that means for growth and development in Africa.

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  • 12-May-2017

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    G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meeting: Inequality and Growth

    Growth seems to be slowly picking up. This is good news. But we are still facing a vicious circle of low productivity growth, sluggish demand, stagnant wages and, in many G7 countries, rising or high levels of inequalities.

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  • 15-February-2017

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    Launch of the 2017 Economic Survey of Italy

    Despite the challenging global environment, Italy has made important reforms. We now predict the Italian economy will grow at a rate of 1% for 2017 and 2018. Reforms have helped to create 3.2 million new permanent contracts and boost total employment by 2% since early 2015.

  • 26-August-2016

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    Statement by OECD Secretary-General Gurría on the earthquake in Italy

    I have just written to Prime Minister Renzi. We are thinking of those who lost their lives, their families, their homes, as well as the many others affected by this disaster.

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  • 19-February-2015

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    Presentation of the Economic Survey of Italy

    The over-arching message of the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Italy is straight forward: ‘a lot done, a lot more to do’. OECD Secretary-General shared some of the main findings.

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