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  • HEALTH: New approach needed to tackle rising drug prices

    16 January 2017

    The proliferation of rising drug prices is increasing pressures on public health spending and calling into question the pharmaceutical industry’s pricing strategies. Governments need to work with the industry to define a new approach to the development and use of new health technologies for delivering more affordable money treatments.

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  • MEXICO: Reforms bearing fruit, but more efforts needed to boost inclusive growth

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    10 January 2017

    Ambitious structural reforms and sound macroeconomic policies have strengthened the resilience of the Mexican economy despite a complex national scenario and challenging global conditions, but more can be done to boost productivity and ensure that growth is inclusive enough to achieve better living conditions for all, according to a new report.

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  • PISA: Singapore tops latest OECD PISA global education survey

    6 December 2016

    Singapore outperforms the rest of the world in the OECD’s latest PISA survey, which evaluates the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems. The top OECD countries were Japan, Estonia, Finland and Canada.

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  • INNOVATION: Lower public R&D spending and protectionist risk may pose a threat

    8 December 2016

    A decline in government funding of science and technology research in a number of countries could pose a threat to innovation just as global challenges like climate change and ageing populations demand solutions, according to a new OECD report.

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  • DEVELOPMENT: Borders and networks

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    23 January 2017

    The only things that stop at borders are national policies. The rest passes through: goods, information, people; but also crises and instabilities. More than 46% of West Africa’s agglomerations and over half of the West African urban population are located within 100 km of a border. By Laurent Bossard, OECD Sahel and West Africa Club

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  • OECD Better Life Index


    Japanese users of the Better Life Index worry most about safety, Latin Americans strive for better education, and Danes want to be happy – shows a new interactive map based on user indexes. Explore to find out what’s ranking high in your country and share your own!

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  • 2017 OECD Health Ministerial Statement

    People-centred health care was the focus of the Policy Forum and Ministerial Meeting on the Future of Health, 16-17 January 2017, at which ministers, professionals and experts from over 40 countries shared ideas and practices on issues such as access, technology, metrics and cost. See the Ministerial Statement and watch the Policy Forum webcast.

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  • G20 German Presidency-OECD Conference


    On 12 January 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and the OECD will hold a joint conference entitled "Key Issues for Digital Transformation in the G20". High-level international decision-makers from government and business will use the event to discuss the opportunities offered by the digital future.

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