OECD project on leveraging training and skills development in SMEs

Thanks to Anne Green, Chair of the Observatory’s Economy & Labour Force Group, for contributing this post.

Logos of University of Warwick and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentResearchers at the University of Warwick—Anne Green from the Institute for Employment Research and Laura Martinez-Solano from Warwick Manufacturing Group—are involved in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Local Employment and Economic Development Programme project on leveraging training and skills development in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This is an international project focusing on analysis of SMEs in a selected territory.

SMEs are an important component in regional and national economies, and the project aims to identify training and skills development policies that promote growth, job creation and innovation.

The project is intended to inform OECD policy advice on how governments can best support SMEs in their skills development activities.

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Plot data on world maps with new OECD tools

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentTwo new online tools from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) now allow you to plot a huge array of social and economic data onto world maps and track them through time creating an animated chart as you follow your chosen geographic area against other areas. It’s easy to use and, more importantly, easy on the eye.

The first tool, the OECD Factbook eXplorer, allows you to display data (subject to availability) for countries from 1950 to 2006, or even beyond if forecast data is available.

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