Progress Report on the Implementation of the OECD Recommendations: Labour Market and Social Policies - ISRAEL
As part of Israel’s acceptance into the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) in 2010, the OECD’s Employment, Labour, and Social Affairs Committee published a review of Israel’s labour market and social policies. Childwatch key institution Myers-JDC Brookdale assisted in the preparation of the report.
Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute's work with the OECD dates to 2009, when the OECD's Directorate for Employment, Labor, and Social Affairs commissioned MJB to prepare two background reports on employment and labor market policies in Israel, one on immigrants and one on Arab-Israelis. The papers contributed to the OECD's dialogue with Israel on these issues, and played a key role in the review of Israel's application for membership.This new report details the progress Israel has made following the 16 recommendations proposed by the OECD in its review of Israel's Labour Market and Social Policies in 2010. It was prepared in light of the OECD's request that Israel submit a progress report on the implementation of the recommendations within two years of its joining their organization.The Institute worked with 17 government ministries and agencies to present an integrated and objective analysis of the progress made. The result is a unique report that presents, for the first time, a comprehensive perspective of Israel's recent efforts to address a broad range of critical social issues.
The report is a very important step in developing Israel's dialogue with the OECD and the broader international community. In addition, it helps to create a shared perspective among the various government ministries and will serve as the basis for further policy discussion and development within Israel.