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LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 1 NOVEMBER 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


French President François Hollande meets head of international organisations at OECD: Press release/Video

Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto visits OECD: Press release

OECD launches online portal to boost product safety: Press release | Portal

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

OECD Agricultural Outlook database: Webpage | Database on OECD iLibrary

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Investment Policy Review: Tunisia 2012


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Tunisia 2012. PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Read and Shore | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Communicating Pension Risk to DC Plan Members: The Chilean Case of a Pension Risk Simulator: Working paper

The Role of Funded Pensions in Retirement Income Systems:  Issues for the Russian Federation: Working paper

OECD Product Market Regulation Statistics now available on OECD iLibrary: Database on OECD iLibrary

2012 Russian Corporate Governance Roundtable: Conference proceedings website

Corporate Reporting of Intangible Assets: A Progress Report: Report (PDF - 403 kb)

Outcomes of the Plenary meeting of the FATF, Paris, 17-19 October 2012: Webpage

Forthcoming
-OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
-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
-OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2012: Book listing
-OECD Insurance Statistics Yearbook 2011: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, October 2012 features articles on the Africa Forum, the OECD Network of Foundations, peer reviews on territorial cohesion, Asian economies, EU-LAC relations, and the internet in Africa: Newsletter

Latin America on the Global Stage: Secretary-Generals Speech

Best practices to promote Internet in Africa: Webpage

OECD Development Centre on Twitter: Announcement

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
-Latin American Economic Outlook 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

Directory of Bodies of the OECD 2012


Directory of Bodies of the OECD 2012 shows country participation in OECD Committees and working groups for 2012: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Transparency, trust and growth: Website article

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-992: Choosing the Pace of Fiscal Consolidation
-993: Public Debt, Economic Growth and Nonlinear Effects: Myth or Reality?
-994: Portugal: Rebalancing the Economy and Returning to Growth Through Job Creation and Better Capital Allocation
-995: Promoting SME development in Indonesia
-996: Public Policy and Resource Allocation: Evidence from Firms in OECD Countries

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2012
-OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Spain 2012
-OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2012, Issue 2: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Measuring well-being needs to be at the heart of policy-making, says OECD World Forum: Press release

OECD employment rate at 65.0% in second quarter 2012, 1.5 percentage points below pre-crisis level: Press release

OECD annual inflation rate up to 2.2% in September 2012: Press release

OECD Statistics Newsletter, October 2012 includes articles on re-engineering the Japanese statisical system, the Australian Bureau of Statistics, statistical co-operation with China and more: Newsletter

Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category : Database Update

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EDUCATION

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Luxembourg 2012 Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012


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

Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012: PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Do Today’s 15-Year-Olds Feel Environmentally Responsible? PISA in Focus

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: 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
-Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Post-Secondary Vocational Education and Training: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

OECD Social and Welfare Statistics database now available on OECD iLibrary: Database on OECD iLibrary

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

The Role of Institutions and Firm Heterogeneity for Labour Market Adjustment: Cross-Country Firm-Level Evidence: Working paper

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

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ENERGY

Ukraine Energy Policy Review 2012


Ukraine Energy Policy Review 2012 highlights country’s potential for an energy revolution: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA report sets a course for doubling hydroelectricity output by 2050. Technology Roadmap: Hydropower sees scope for preventing up to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions annually: Press release | Report (PDF - 4.93 mb)

Auto manufacturers and policy makers discuss next phase of electric vehicle deployment: Press release

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
-Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Australia 2012: Book listing

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ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable Materials Management


Sustainable Materials Management: Making Better Use of Resources. PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Book announcement | Policy Brief | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Environment Statistics database now available on OECD iLibrary: Database on OECD iLibrary

Case Study on Critical Metals in Mobile Phones: Draft Report (PDF - 1.4 mb)

Mobilising Private Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure: Conference Proceedings Website

Forthcoming:
-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

-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Mexico 2013

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HEALTH

OECD Health Data 2012: Updated Frequently Requested Data Excel File

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

Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges: Blog post | Working paper

E-books: Developments and Policy Considerations: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear Fuel Safety Criteria Technical Review, Second Edition: Report (PDF - 1.85 mb)

Follow NEA on Twitter

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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

Transparency, trust and growth: Website article

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

-Public Sector Compensation in Times of Austerity: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Knowledge Networks and Markets Project: Website

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2012


SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2012: Implementation of the Small Business Act in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help:  The Labour Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento - Italy: Working paper

Forthcoming
-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

Global Forum Peer Review Argentina 2012


Tax: Revenues rising slowly across the OECD after 2008-9 declines, says Revenue Statistics 2012: Press release | Database on OECD iLibrary (Book to come out shortly)

Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes new members and reviews 12 countries: Press release (See listing of new reports below)

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews 2012:
--Argentina: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Dominica: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Marshall Islands: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Niue: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Russian Federation: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Samoa: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Sint Maarten: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--Slovenia: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
--South Africa: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD and ATAF strengthen tax co-operation with Africa: Press release

OECD seriously concerned by lack of foreign bribery convictions, but encouraged by recent efforts by the Australian Federal Police: Press release

OECD seriously concerned at lack of foreign bribery convictions in France, but recognises recent efforts to ensure independence of prosecutors: Press release

The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Burkina Faso and Cameroon as new members: Press release

Revised complete edition of public comments received on the discussion draft on timing issues relating to transfer pricing: Comments

Revised complete edition of public comments received on the discussion draft on the Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles: Comments

Revised complete edition of public comments received on the discussion draft on Safe Harbours: Comments

OECD Model Tax Convention: revised discussion draft on tax treaty issues related to emissions permits and credits: Discussion draft

OECD Model Tax Convention: revised discussion draft on the definition of “permanent establishment”: Discussion draft

OECD Model Tax Convention: revised discussion draft on the meaning of “beneficial owner”: Discussion draft

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

-Consumption Tax Trends 2012: Book listing

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TRADE

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2012 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category


OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2012 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category : Database Update

Monthly Export Credit Interest Rate Update: Website

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TRANSPORTATION

Optimising Road Maintenance: ITF Discussion Paper (PDF - 1.16 mb)

Procurement and Contract Design in the Construction Industry… not one size fits all: ITF Discussion Paper (PDF - 660 kb)

Performance Measurement in the Road Sector: A Cross-Country Review of Experience: ITF Discussion Paper (PDF - 1.05 mb)

ITF Newsletter, October 2012 features an article on ITF participation in the OECD World Forum on Statistics Knowledge and Policy in Delhi: Newsletter

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

Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help:  The Labour Agency of the Autonomous Province of Trento - Italy: Working paper

Promoting Graduate Intrepreneurship in Tunisian Universities: 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

World Food Day: Let’s cooperate Last year, the world spent the equivalent of $2000 on arms for every one of the planet’s 870 million malnourished people.  Other than giving the gun money (or guns) to the hungry, how else could we fight malnutrition? On its annual World Food Day, the FAO argues that agricultural cooperatives are the “key to feeding the world”. Co-ops are far more important than most of us realise. According to the FAO, around 1 billion people worldwide are members, and cooperatives provide over 100 million jobs across all sectors, 20% more than multinationals. Read more

Internet traffic exchange: 2 billion users and it’s done on a handshake
Every day one Exabyte of data is said to travel over the Internet – enough data to fill 300,000 of the world’s biggest hard disks or 212 million DVDs. And astonishingly, according to Internet Traffic Exchange: Market Developments and Policy Challenges a new OECD report on Internet traffic exchange, most of the thousands of networks that exchange this traffic do so without a written contract or formal agreement. Read more

So, how’s it going?
It’s a big day here today, with French President François Hollande and senior ministers coming to find out what the heads of the OECD, World Bank, IMF, WTO and ILO have to say about the global economic outlook as well as the European and French economies. They’re discussing policies needed to return to growth, redress global imbalances, improve competitiveness and alleviate the social impact of the crisis. Read more

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