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OECD Young Professional Position in Urban Policy

Job description – OECD Young Professional position in urban policy

Today's cities and urban areas are home to more than three-fifths of the OECD population. They are economically and culturally successful places that continue to attract people from all over the world. However they also face complex and diverse challenges. Better policies are needed to reduce inequality and segregation, ensure environmental sustainability and increase productivity in cities. Effective solutions to these problems involve different policy areas, such as urban planning, economic policy, social policy, environmental policy and transport policy. They also require that national, regional, and local governments work together to ensure co-ordinated policy responses.

Your work will require an excellent understanding of the political, social and economic dynamics in urban areas and you will use your research experience to develop policy advice that is grounded in robust scientific evidence. You will apply advanced qualitative and quantitative methods for your analysis (including statistical or Geographic Information System software packages). In order to communicate your work effectively you will draft documents aimed at different audiences and present at conferences and workshops. You will also travel frequently to meet and discuss with policy makers and experts from all over the world. Over the duration of the Young Professional’s Programme you will quickly acquire more responsibilities and manage your own projects.

Further information on the programme can be found at The closing date for applications is November 24.

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