Unlocking investment for sustainable growth and jobs

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Chair of the 2015 Ministerial Council Meeting ©Nia Palli

This year’s OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, which we are honoured to chair, will address the issue of investment. The timing could not be better. Growth prospects have improved, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

Investment has been hit especially hard since the crisis started and has yet to recover. At the same time, the need for investment has never been greater, since we are facing serious challenges on issues like climate, infrastructure, water, the digital economy and human capital. Luckily, the circumstances are quite favourable to investment. We need a common effort from all players, public and private, to unlock investment for sustainable growth and jobs. 

The OECD Forum, which precedes the ministerial meeting, provides a perfect opportunity to initiate this approach. In advanced economies, private-sector investment has declined by 25% on average compared with pre-crisis forecasts. 

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