Mark Pearson

Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD

About Mark Pearson

Mark Pearson is Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to 2014, he was Head of the Health Division where he helped countries to improve their health systems by providing internationally comparable data, state-of-the-art analysis and appropriate policy recommendations on a wide range of health policies. Major current work of the Division is on the economics of preventing obesity; comparisons of the prices of health care goods and services; assessing long-term care policies; trends in health spending; expanding health coverage; co-ordination of care; pay-for-performance; use of evidence in health care; the migration of the health-care workforce; health care quality indicators; measuring health care outcomes, outputs and inputs; and health and ICTs. Key publications resulting from the work he has managed include OECD Health at a Glance and Achieving Better Value for Money in Health Care, as well as The Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat. Before moving to Paris, he was employed by the Institute for Fiscal Studies in London, and he has been a consultant for the World Bank, the IMF and the European Commission.

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Cancer diagnoses postponed due to the pandemic make treatment more complex and reduce the chances of survival. The OECD Forum Virtual Event "Closing the Cancer Gap: Towards Better Screening and Treatment" which took place in December 2022 focused on how all patients can receive the attention and care they deserve. Banner: Shutterstock/EJ Grubbs

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