About Veerle Miranda & Shunta Takino
Veerle Miranda is a Senior Economist in the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs of the OECD. She leads the work on youth employment and social policy, and is the driving force behind the OECD Youth Action Plan. She and her team work closely together with governments of OECD member countries to improve their youth policies. Veerle joined the OECD in 2008 and has been working on a wide range of social, employment and education policy issues. Veerle Miranda is Belgian and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven.
Shunta Takino is a policy analyst in the Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at the OECD, and a member of the Young Associates Programme at the OECD from 2019 to 2021. His research at the OECD has focused on youth policy, mental health, and the interlinkages of health and work. He also served as the Head Delegate for the Japanese Delegation to the Youth 7 Summit 2021, the official G7 engagement group for young people.