Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Education: Staff training for early childhood education must foster childrens learning, development and well-being

Countries should ensure that the early childhood education and care workforce is prepared for the demands of working with young children to give them all a strong start. Providing Quality Early Childhood Education and Care finds that how to work with young children is not always included in staff training.

Colombias economy is resilient and appears well equipped to navigate a challenging external environment affected by trade tensions, protectionism and geopolitical uncertainties, but it must pursue new reforms, including by promoting formal employment, to make growth stronger and more inclusive, according to the latest Economic Survey of Colombia.

Obesity-related diseases will claim more than 90 million lives in OECD countries in the next 30 years, with life expectancy reduced by nearly three years. Obesity stands also to reduce GDP by 3.3%, and affect personal budgets, amounting to USD 360 per capita per year, The Heavy Burden of Obesity: The Economics of Prevention warns.

The OECD is publishing a proposal to advance international negotiations to ensure large and highly profitable multinational enterprises, including digital companies, pay tax wherever they have significant consumer-facing activities and generate their profits. The proposal is now open to a public consultation process.

Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb harmful emissions and to help finance the low-carbon transition for vulnerable households. Yet 70% of energy-related CO2 emissions from advanced and emerging economies are entirely untaxed, a preview of Taxing Energy Use 2019 reveals.

Can artificial intelligence help us realise the immense promise of going digital? The new OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence comprise five values-based principles for the responsible deployment of trustworthy AI and five recommendations for governments and international co-operation.

Climate change is disrupting our lives, our economies and our ecosystems. Our carbon entanglement has placed us on a collision course with nature. Its time to act. The OECD backs urgent climate action as the foundation of our well-being, and is helping countries prepare a brighter future.

Its back-to-school time. Are you ready to learn too? The OECDs I am the Future of Work campaign is looking at how we need to adapt the way we learn throughout our lives to thrive in a rapidly changing world of work. The Future of Work is now! We are all shaping the future of work and need a voice in the debate. Join the conversation.

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.

OECD employment rate stable at 68.7% in Q2 2019

Colombia must boost digital transformation to ensure benefits are shared by all