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 TRADE PARTNERS' EDITION, 15 APRIL 2013
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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 Economic Surveys: Slovenia 2013 Global Forum on Tax Transparency Books


OECD Economic Surveys: Slovenia 2013 looks at the action needed to pull the country out of recession and tackle the banking crisis: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary This book has gotten alot of press coverage.

Global Forum on tax transparency shifts focus to effectiveness of information exchange in latest peer review reports: Press release See list of reports below.

OECD Forum 2013 to be held 28-29 May: Website

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

Social media links are now available for Facebook, YouTube, Linked In and Twitter on the header of all iLibrary pages! Links are also shown below. Our social media followers are increasing daily, and are providing ever more traffic to the iLibrary and Online Bookshop!

OECD Global Youth Video Competition 2013 is now open for submissions: Announcement

Follow OECD Publications on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OECD_Pubs

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OECD Subscription Prices for 2013: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2013: Catalogue

OECD iLibrary is now available at over 2000 institutions in more than 100 countries. See the list by country

OECD iLibrary: Brochure

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

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2014 is now open. Announcement

Forthcoming
-OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013
-OECD Reviews of Agricultural Policies: Kazakhstan 2013: Book listing
-OECD Compendium of Agri-Environmental Indicators: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies to Support Private Investment: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

News from the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, March 2013 includes articles on th G20-OECD anti-corruptions conference, Cyprus, banking business models, enformcement of foreign bribery laws in the Czech Republic and Denmark, capital market reform in Asia, the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, renewable energies in the Middle East and North Africa and Tanzania investment policy. Newsletter

Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds 2013: Report (PDF - 1.28 mb)

Government Debt Management and Operational Risk:   A Risk Management Framework and its Application in Turkey: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Malaysia 2013: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Conflict over Resources and Terrorism


Conflict over Resources and Terrorism: PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets: Press release | Blog post

Trusting in Crowds: OECD Observer article

Forthcoming
-Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development: Book listing
-Perspectives on Global Development 2013: Revitalising Industrial Policies in a Shifting World: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys: Slovenia 2013


OECD Economic Surveys: Slovenia 2013 looks at the action needed to pull the country out of recession and tackle the banking crisis: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1036: Income Inequality and Poverty in Colombia - Part 1. The Role of the Labour Market
-1037: Income Inequality and Poverty in Colombia - Part 2. The Redistributive Impact of Taxes and Transfers
-1038: The Efficiency and Equity of the Tax and Transfer System in France
-1039: Youth Labour Market Performance in Spain and its Determinants:  A Micro-Level Perspective
-1040: Improving Employment Prospects for Young Workers in Spain
-1041: Improving the economic situation of young people in France
-1042: Legal Reform, Contract Enforcement and Firm Size in Mexico
-1043: The Determinants of informality in Mexico’s states

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Italy 2013: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Japan 2013: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Mexico 2013: Book listing
-Economic Globalisation: Origins and Consequences: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Monthly Statistics of International Trade, March 2013


Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2013 Issue 3: Read and Share | Subscribe on Online Bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Composite leading indicators point to growth picking up in most major economies: Press release

OECD annual inflation increases slightly to 1.8% in February 2013: Press release

The OECD unemployment rate decreased to 8.0% in February 2013, compared with 8.1% in the previous month: Press release

Destocking drags down OECD GDP growth in fourth quarter of 2012: Press release

More than the Sum of their Parts:  Valuing Environmental Quality by Combining Life Satisfaction Surveys and GIS Data: Working paper

Human Capital, Tangible Wealth, and the Intangible Capital Residual: Working paper

The new performance frontier, article by Michel Landel, Director General, Sodexo: OECD Observer article

Forthcoming:
-OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth: Book listing
-OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment


Strengthen evaluation to improve student learning, says Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Has received a good number of positive responses on social media.

Review of the Italian Strategy for Digital Schools: Working paper

OECD develops new tool to help schools improve: Press release

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: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Art for Art's Sake: Book listing
-Teachers for the 21st Century: Using Evaluation to Improve Teaching: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Strengthening Social Cohesion in Korea: Print version now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Make growth inclusive to tackle rising inequality: Video

Forthcoming
- Korea: Improving the Re-Employment Prospects of Displaced Workers: Book listing
-Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Book listing
-Review of Recent Developments and Progress in Labour Market and Social Policy in Israel: Book listing

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ENERGY

Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity Quarterly Statistics V2013 N2


Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Subscribe on Online Bookshop | View issue on OECD iLibrary

Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies to Support Private Investment: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power: Lessons from Europe: Working paper

Sharpest drop in European demand since 1985 contributes to forecast of a third straight year of weak growth in global consumption, says Monthly Oil Market Report: Press release | Website

Statement on Enhanced IEA co-operation with emerging economies: Statement

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Germany 2013: Book listing
-Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013
-Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

Malaysia joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data: Press release

Biotechnology for the Environment in the Future: Science, Technology and Policy: Policy paper

More than the Sum of their Parts:  Valuing Environmental Quality by Combining Life Satisfaction Surveys and GIS Data: Working paper

National Adaptation Planning : Lessons from OECD Countries: Working paper

Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power: Lessons from Europe: Working paper

Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation: Webpage

International Conference on Water, 23 October 2013, Tel Aviv: Announcement

Climate Change Won't Wait: OECD Observer article

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-Green Growth in Kitakyushu, Japan: Book listing
-Green Growth in Stockholm: Book listing
-OECD Compendium of Agri-Environmental Indicators: Book listing
-Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development: Book listing
-Green Growth in Cities: Book listing

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HEALTH

Managing Hospital Volumes: Germany and Experiences from OECD Countries: Report (PDF - 388 kb)

Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure: Policy brief (PDF - 488 kb)

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Denmark 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governance: Good Practices, New Oppportunities and Data Privacy Protection Challenges: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Exploring the Economics of Personal Data: A Survey of Methodologies for Measuring Monetary Value: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA News Bulletin, April 2013 includes articles on the NEA Director-General's visit to the US, medical radioisotopes, and more: Newsletter

Structural Materials for Innovative Nuclear Systems: Report (PDF - 12.46 mb)

Reversibility and Retrievability in Planning for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Report (PDF - 2.89 mb)

The Evolving Role and Image of the Regulator in Radioactive Waste Management: Report (PDF - 1.1 mb)

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Poland: Developing Good Governance Indicators for Programmes Funded by the European Union: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Government Workforce of the Future:  Innovation in Strategic Workforce Planning in OECD Countries: Working paper

Government Debt Management and Operational Risk:   A Risk Management Framework and its Application in Turkey: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing

-Strengthening Evidence-based Policy Making on Security and Justice in Mexico: Book listing

-OECD Integrity Review of Italy: Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: Book listing
-International Regulatory Co-operation: Rules for a Global World: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

What Drives the Dynamics of Business Growth? Policy paper

The Role of Services for Competitiveness in Manufacturing: Working paper

Biotechnology for the Environment in the Future: Science, Technology and Policy: Policy paper

Beyond Industrial Policy: Emerging Issues and New Trends: Policy paper

Forthcoming:
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing

-Knowlege-Based Start-Ups in Mexico: Book listing
-Innovation in Southeast Asia: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Promoting Successful Graduate Entrepreneurship at the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany: Working paper

Promoting Successful Graduate Entrepreneurship at Fachhochschule Brandenburg, Germany: Working paper

International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2013 edition: Announcement

Forthcoming
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing
-Skills Development and Training in SMEs: Book listing
-OECD Studies on SMEs and Entrepreneurship: Mexico: Key Issues and Policies: Book listing
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: Book listing

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TAXATION

Global Forum on Tax Transparency Books


Global Forum on tax transparency shifts focus to effectiveness of information exchange in latest peer review reports: Press release See list of reports below.

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews:
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Belgium, Phase 2 Report (Final report to be published on iLibrary when additional information is received): Version released on 11 April
-Belize 2013, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Cayman Islands, Phase 2 Report (Final report to be published on iLibrary when additional information is received): Version available on 11 April
-Costa Rica Supplementary Report: Report
-Finland 2013, Combined Phase 1 and Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Guernsey, Phase 2 Report (Final report to be published on iLibrary when addiional information is received): Version available on 11 April
-Iceland 2013, Combed Phase 1 and Phase 2: Read and Share | Book Listing | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Nauru 2013, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Poland 2013, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Portugal 2013, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Singapore, Phase 2 Report (Final report to be published on iLibrary when additional information is received): Version available on 11 April
-Sweden 2013, Combined Phase 1 and Phase 2: Read and Share | Book Listing | Book on Online Bookshop
-Turkey 2013, Combined Phase 1 and Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-United Kingdom Supplementary Report: Report

Costa Rica strengthens tax transparency: Press release

Forthcoming:
-Taxing Wages 2013: Book listing

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TRADE

Monthly Statistics of International Trade V2013 N2


Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2013 Issue 3: Read and Share | Subscribe on Online Bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary

OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Role of Services for Competitiveness in Manufacturing: Working paper

Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power: Lessons from Europe: Working paper

Made in the World: How Trade in Value-Added affects Policy: OECD Observer Article

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TRANSPORTATION

Early-bird registration rates will close on April 22 for ITF's Annual Summit. Register now! Website

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2013 edition: Announcement

Forthcoming:
-OECD Urban Policy Reviews: Chile 2013: Book listing
-Green Growth in Cities: Book listing

-Green Growth in Kitakyushu, Japan: Book listing
-Green Growth in Stockholm: Book listing

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Aid falls for second year in a row
Aid from rich to poor countries fell by 4% in real terms last year, the second decline in two years, according to the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which brings together 24 of the world’s leading aid donors. In 2011, aid spending fell by 2%. The falls reflect the continuing budget pressure on developed countries, many of which are cutting spending across the board, including on aid. Several of the European countries that have been hardest hit by the euro zone crisis made notable cuts in aid in 2012 – by just over 49% in Spain, just over 34% in Italy and 17% in Greece. Read more

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