Securing livelihoods for all [electronic resource]: foresight for action / Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Paris : OECD Publishing, 2015.
Description
1 online resource (160 pages)

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The world has made good progress in improving global livelihoods. More than two billion people have emerged from extreme poverty over the last four decades. Other notable improvements include real increases in wages for unskilled workers, better life expectancy, greater gender equality and more widespread literacy. However, a number of daunting challenges threaten to undo this progress, particularly on the demographic and environmental fronts. While outlining the status of livelihoods today, this fascinating report enumerates the main emerging trends which will have a significant impact on livelihoods in the near future. It looks at a whole range of issues: economy, technology, demography, environment, security and governance. This book presents five possible future scenarios for livelihoods, whose positive or negative outcomes depend on how several emerging challenges are dealt with. It concludes with ideas for global, national and local action that hold significant promise for securing resilient livelihoods for all.
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Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters.
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English
Contents
  • Why we need bold action to secure livelihoods
  • Foreword and Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Emerging trends and threats to livelihoods
  • Scenarios for future livelihoods
  • The state of the world's livelihoods
  • Bold action for secure livelihoods.
ISBN
9789264231894 (PDF)
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