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15 OCTOBER 2012
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THIS ISSUE'S TOPICS
Highlights Education Public Management
OECD Publishing News Employment Science & Technology
Agriculture/Food/Fisheries Energy SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Business and Markets Environment Taxation
Development Health Trade
Economic Developments Info/Comm Technology Transportation
Economic Statistics Nuclear Energy Urban, Rural & Regional Policy

HIGHLIGHTS

OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012 Connecting with Emigrants:</em> <em>A Global Profile of   Diasporas


Internet firms driving information technology industry growth, says the OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Connecting with Emigrants: A Global Profile of Diasporas PDF available now. Print version to some soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

First active charts go live! This new service allows the user to customize charts to show only the time period and countries desired. It also enables users to share via social media and embed the chart in their own websites. See one embedded in the press release for the OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012 mentioned above.

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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OECD Subscription Prices for 2013: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2013: Catalogue

OECD iLibrary: Brochure

OECD publications will be on exhibit at the following events in the coming months:

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

OECD   Review of Agricultural Policies: Indonesia 2012


Indonesia can boost food security through investment, trade and subsidy reform, says OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Indonesia 2012: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Banking Statistics: Financial Statements of Banks 2012 Financial Market Trends Volume 2012 Issue 1 Women in Business: Policies to Support Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the MENA Region


OECD Banking Statistics: Financial Statements of Banks 2012: PDF available now. Print version coming soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends, Volume 2012 Issue 1 includes articles on deleveraging, implicit guarantees for bank debt, the move from bank to market-based financing, and capital flows among Asian countries. Read and Share | Subcribe to OECD Journal via Online Bookshop | View issue on OECD iLibrary

Boosting support for women’s entrepreneurship will pay off in jobs and growth, says Women in Business: Policies to Support Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the MENA Region: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Board Member Nomination and Election: Print version now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Unilateral Disclosure of Information with Anticompetitive Effects: Policy Roundtable (PDF - 1.82 mb)

Market Definition: Policy Roundtable (PDF - 3.13 mb)

High-level seminar on capital flow management and liberalisation: the role of international co-operation: Conference proceedings website

FATF Annual Report 2011-2012: Report (PDF - 1.4 mb)

Forthcoming
-OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Tunisia 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing

-OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Book listing
-Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2012: Mediation and Consensus Building: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Statement to the World Bank Development Committee on jobs, gender equality, and managing disaster risks: Statement

What is the common standard for aid information? Communications note

OECD Development Centre on Twitter: Announcement

Attracting Knowledge-Intensive FDI to Costa Rica: Making Development Happen #1 (PDF - 1.47 mb)

Forthcoming
-Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems: Book listing
-Evaluating Peacebuilding Activities in Settings of Conflict and Fragility: Improving Learning for Results: Book listing
-Development Co-operation Report 2012: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

Indonesia should improve governance, productivity and tax collection to promote inclusive growth, says OECD Economic Surveys: Indonesia 2012: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Estonia must reform to ward against boom/bust cycles, says OECD Economic Surveys: Estonia 2012: Print version now available! Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD’s Gurría urges Italy to maintain reform momentum: Press release

Foresight at 50: Looking back at looking forward: OECD Observer article

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-992: Choosing the Pace of Fiscal Consolidation

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2012
-OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Spain 2012

-Directory of Bodies of the OECD 2012: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD annual inflation rate increases slightly to 2.0% in August 2012: Press release

OECD composite leading indicators point to weakening growth in most major economies:: Press release

OECD unemployment rate at 7.9% in August 2012: Press release

Sluggish demand slows OECD GDP growth in the second quarter of 2012: Press release

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EDUCATION

Strengthening Integrity and Fighting Corruption in Education: Serbia Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Japan OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Luxembourg 2012


Strengthening Integrity and Fighting Corruption in Education: Serbia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Blog post

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Japan 2012: Available only in PDF format. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Luxembourg 2012: PDF available now. Print version to some soon! Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Business-Driven Innovation:  Is it Making a Difference in Education? An Analysis of Educational Patents: Working paper

Looking Beyond the Numbers: Stakeholders and Multiple School Accountability: Working papers

How well are countries educating to protect against unemployment? Education Indicators in Focus | Blog post

CELE Exchange, October 2012 includes articles on school closures and community revitalisation in Portugal and Norway's day care initiative: Newsletter

educationtoday: OECD’s blog on global perspectives on education: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Teacher Evaluation in Chile 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Mexico 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: Skills beyond School Review of Switzerland: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Canada 2012
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Norway 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Sweden 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-School Leadership: The creation of a common school culture: Teaching and Learning: International Survey (TALIS 2008 Data thematic report)
-Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Training: Book listing
-Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Connecting with Emigrants:</em> <em>A Global Profile of   Diasporas


Connecting with Emigrants: A Global Profile of Diasporas PDF available now. Print version to some soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Harnessing the skills of migrants and diasporas to foster development: Policy options: Report (PDF - 770 kb)

Forthcoming
-Closing the Gender Gap: Act Now: Book listing
-Settling In: OECD Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2012: Book listing

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ENERGY

IEA Technology Roadmaps: Bioenergy for Heat and Power Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development


Global map of oil refining and trade to be redrawn over next 5 years, says IEA Medium-Term Oil Market Report: Press release

Iraqi oil poised to become game-changer for world markets, Iraq Energy Outlook Special Report says: Press release | Video | Report (PDF - 6.09 mb)

October Oil Market Report sees rising OECD oil stocks: Newsletter

IEA Technology Roadmaps: Bioenergy for Heat and Power: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA Open Energy Technology Bulletin, October 2012 features articles on supply and demand technology, motor systems efficiency, energy technology RD&D in emerging economies, energy technology-forcing standards for energy efficiency and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Electricity Security and a Climate-Constrained World: Book listing
-World Energy Outlook 2012: Book listing
-Energy and Climate Policy: Bending the Technology Trajectory: Book listing

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ENVIRONMENT

Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development


Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-Sustainable Materials Management: Making Better Use of Resources: Book listing
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Multi-level Approach Book listing
-Energy and Climate Policy: Bending the Technology Trajectory: Book listing

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HEALTH

Israel has excellent primary health care, but hospitals must improve, says OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Israel 2012: Press release | Executive Summary | Book listing (Full book to be published soon!)

Forthcoming
-Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector: What Works: Book listing

-Health at a Glance: Europe 2012: Book listing
-Health at a Glance: Asia/Pacific 2012: Book listing



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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012


Internet firms driving information technology industry growth, says the OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Fixed and Mobile Networks: Substitution, Complementarity and Convergence: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA Monthly News Bulletin, October 2012: Newsletter

Challenges in the Long-Term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants: Implications for Regulatory Bodies: Report (PDF - 1.85 mb)

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2: Promoting Integrity through Self-Regulation: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Indonesia 2012: Strengthening Co-ordination and Connecting Markets: Print version now available.Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:

-OECD Integrity Review of Brazil: Managing Risks for a Cleaner Public Service: Book listing
-Water Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Multi-level Approach Book listing

-Better Regulation in Europe: Greece 2012: Book listing
-Restoring Public Finances: 2012 Update: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Women in Business: Policies to Support Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the MENA Region


Women in Business: Policies to Support Women's Entrepreneurship Development in the MENA Region: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Forthcoming
-SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2012: Implementation of the Small Business Act in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine: Book listing
-SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2012: Book listing
-New Entrepreneurs and High Performance Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa: Book listing

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TAXATION

The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Pakistan as new member: Announcement

Forthcoming:
-Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital 2010: Full Electronic Version (eMTC)
On USB Flash Memory Key: Listing

-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews 2012:
--Argentina: Book listing
--Dominica: Book listing
--Marshall Islands: Book listing
--Niue: Book listing
--Russian Federation: Book listing
--Samoa: Book listing
--Sint Maarten: Book listing
--Slovenia: Book listing
--South Africa: Book listing

-Consumption Tax Trends 2012: Book listing

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TRADE

Taking Stock of Measures Restricting the Export of Raw Materials: Working paper

Monthly Export Credit Interest Rate Update: Website

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TRANSPORTATION

Global Freight Volumes suggest continuous uncertainty: ITF Statistics Brief

Follow ITF on Twitter! https://twitter.com/ITF_forum

Forthcoming
-Sharing Road Safety: Developing an International Framework for Crash Modification Functions: Book listing

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development


Linking Renewable Energy to Rural Development: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Financing Green Urban Infrastructure: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Promoting Growth in All Regions: Book listing
-Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Training: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Cow power!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about its worth in cows? Behind this simple photo of a jolly tourist trolley stand a herd of 16 proud Vermont dairy cows, happily producing waste to help power this trolley. To be clear, their manure isn’t shoveled directly into an onboard furnace. Rather, the cows and the vehicle represent start and end points in a renewable energy success story. This trolley runs thanks to “Cow Power”, a Vermont programme that gets dairy farmers to convert bovine waste into fuel, through the use of bio digesters. The digester produces methane gas, which fuels a modified natural gas engine, which in turn powers a generator to create electricity. Heat generated from this process keeps the digester warm, offsetting the farm’s fuel purchases. And the electricity generated is fed into the local energy utility’s system for distribution to customers. To date, the programme has generated $1.8 million per year for Vermont farms, supporting a sector that has struggled, but which is of economic, cultural and historic value to the state. There are environmental payoffs too: Converting cow manure into methane biogas instead of letting it decompose reduces greenhouse gases. Read more

Making the most of international capital flows
International capital flows have increased dramatically in the past decades. Gross cross-border capital flows rose from about 5% of world GDP in the mid-1990s to historical highs of about 20% in 2007. This growth was around three times stronger than growth in world trade flows. The contraction caused by the crisis affected mainly international banking flows among advanced economies and subsequently spread to other countries and assets. Capital flows have rebounded since the spring of 2009, driven by portfolio investment from advanced to emerging-market economies and increasingly among emerging-market economies themselves. Financial globalisation, and the associated increase in the movement of capital across international borders, can be both a blessing and a challenge. Read more

Composite leading indicators: the forecasters’ forecast
To the uninitiated, a double Hodrick-Prescott filter probably sounds like something a 1920s spaceship used to reduce coal consumption during long flights.  But as some of you probably know, and I certainly didn’t until this morning, it is in fact a mathematical means used to help spot turning points in a time series. So, it’s not rocket science, but it is every bit as complicated. And very useful in calculating the OECD Composite Leading Indicators, published today. Read more

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