During the third meeting of finance ministers and central bank presidents of G20 leaders they agreed to support the economy a comprehensive menu of public policies related to the future of work, one of the priorities of the presidency Argentina group.
The document brings together more than 80 proposals in the areas of taxation, public spending, competitive conditions and measurement data to seize the opportunities and meet the challenges of technological transition. At the same time, it recognizes that member countries are taking the initiative and lists 68 examples of already implemented policies.
The menu is organized around four broad objectives: to reap the benefits of technology for growth and productivity, assist people during the transition and in the long term, ensuring sustainable tax systems and shore statistics for policy decisions public.
The importance of gender perspective is highlighted in the document, which calls on countries to “contemplate policies that promote the participation of women in education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, research, innovation, industry and entrepreneurship.”
At the same time, the menu refers to reconciling motherhood and work: “They should consider policies that facilitate the participation of women in the workforce by improving access to child care quality or eliminating barriers in some tax systems to work the second breadwinner “.
It is the first time the finance ministers and presidents of central banks of the G20 address this issue. The document was driven by Argentina presidency of the G20 was developed with proposals from member countries and with the support of international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic cooperation and Development and the World Labor Organization, and was agreed by all G20 members.
The G20 was established in 1999 as a technical meeting of finance ministers and Central Bank presidents. During the economic crisis of 2008, it became what it is today: a key discussion and decision-making space in which top world leaders and major economies participate. Together, members represent 85% of the total crude product, two thirds of the world population and 75% of international trade.
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