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Strong variations in Social Justice within the OECD

Strong variations in Social Justice within the OECD

Bertelsmann Foundation publishes Social Justice Index for 31 OECD countries. Discrepancies in poverty prevention and fair access to education within the OECD are significant: Whereas the northern European states perform best in promoting equal opportunities, many European and Anglo-Saxon welfare states are falling behind. The United States, Greece, Chile, Mexico and Turkey are the worst performers.


US lags in all Areas of Social Justice

The United States may still lead the world in the size of its economy, but it performs poorly in a host of areas that make for a socially just country. A current Bertelsmann Foundation study examines 31 OECD nations, the United States ranks near the bottom in six key categories that contribute to a socially responsible market economy.

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Project: Evidence-Based Policy Strategies

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Olga Bezsmertna

Olga Bezsmertna from Ukraine wins the 2011 NEUE STIMMEN competition

In the course of auditions held in 23 cities around the world, 41 talented young opera singers qualified for the week-long final round in Gütersloh. Of that number, 15 competed in the semifinals. A total of more than 1,400 up-and-coming talents from all over the world entered the competition.

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Homepage: Neue Stimmen

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A Governance Mechanism for the G20?

As the world's political leaders prepared for the Cannes G20 meeting in November, bold solutions to global economic problems were once again on the agenda. The global economic circumstances require concerted actions and policy solutions from the world's most important economies. But is the G20 in its current form able to deliver, even when there is agreement amongst political leaders?

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The Open Method of Coordination

Project: Bertelsmann Stiftung in Brussels

Improving the Governance of International Migration

Improving the Governance of International Migration

The purpose of this book is to fill this analytical gap by focusing on a set of fundamental questions: What are the key steps to building a better, more cooperative system of governance? What are the goals that can be achieved through greater international cooperation? And, most fundamentally, who or what is to be governed?

Reinhard Mohn Prize awarded to Brazilian citizen participation project

Reinhard Mohn Prize awarded to Brazilian citizen participation project

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the presentation speech. Home to 1.7 million people, the Brazilian metropolis was chosen to receive the prize for its exemplary Participatory Budget program, which allows the public to play an extensive role in determining how city funds are spent.

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Project: Reinhard Mohn Prize 2011

Leadership and Web 2.0

New Publication: Leadership and Web 2.0

Some compare the evolving Web to the revolution of the Gutenberg press. How does the Web shape the role and understanding of leadership? What are key challenges and opportunities? What mindsets, skills and knowledge are necessary?

Aart De Geus and Gunter Thielen

Aart De Geus to join Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board

Aart Jan De Geus, 55, deputy secretary-general of the Organisation for Cooperation and Development (OECD), is appointed to the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, effective September 1, 2011.

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