Mark Pearson is currently Deputy Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs at OECD, France. As a sought-after expert on social policies, he has frequently given policy advice to governments on how best to integrate income transfers with social and employment services. Mark has written a number of books for the OECD, including Growing Unequal? and Making Work Pay, among others. He initiated the renewal of the OECD social indicators programme (Society at a Glance) and designed frameworks for international monitoring of benefit policies (Benefits and Wages) and pensions (Pensions at a Glance). Mark also initiated a cross-cutting initiative on gender statistics and gender policies across the OECD.