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  • Economy: China should focus on financial risks and structural reform

    21 March 2017

    As the Chinese economy matures to a slower but more sustainable growth path, policy efforts should focus more on efficiency, stability and inclusiveness, the latest OECD Economic Survey of China says. The report projects that China will remain the driver of global growth for the foreseeable future.

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  • Environment: New Zealand faces pollution and climate pressures

    21 March 2017

    New Zealanders normally enjoy a clean environment and access to pristine wilderness. However, the country’s growth model, based largely on exploiting natural resources, is starting to push environmental limits, with increasing greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution, a new report warns.

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  • Economy: Growth-oriented policy agenda should benefit all workers and households

    17 March 2017

    Inclusiveness should be a prime objective of growth-oriented policies, alongside productivity and employment, says this year’s Going for Growth report. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of policy reforms that can be packaged together to drive long-term growth, competitiveness and jobs.

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  • Counterfeit trade: One in five mobile phones shipped abroad is fake

    28 March 2017

    Nearly one in five mobile phones shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications goods weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances. An OECD report, Trade in Counterfeit Goods, finds that batteries, chargers, memory cards, video game consoles and music players are also being counterfeited.

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  • Germany: Promoting well-being among families

    27 February 2017

    A more even sharing of responsibilities between partners not only improves work/life balance but family well-being too, a new report argues. Dare to share: Germany’s Experience Promoting Equal Partnership in Families views the challenges from an international perspective and recommends policies for improving the well-being of children and parents.

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  • Water challenge

    Water, like air, is our life support. It covers about 70% of the surface of our planet. However, only 2.5% of that is fresh water. It is the only fresh water in our solar system and the only fresh water we have. We must look after it. To mark World Water Day, we are launching a resource to help policymakers and the public do just that.

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  • OECD wins 2017 International Excellence Award for publishing

    OECD Publishing has won the 2017 Academic and Professional Publisher Award at the London Book Fair, held at the Olympia in London on 14 March. The judges applauded OECD Publishing for its “innovative, robust, content-specific and mission-appropriate publishing model” and its “commitment to international audiences and linguistic diversity”.

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  • OECD Better Life Index

    What’s important for your well-being? Create your Better Life Index or see how your country fares based on OECD quality of life indicators such as education, health and civic engagement. Share what’s important to you and explore what matters most to users from around the world.

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