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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 15 JANUARY 2014
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THIS ISSUE'S TOPICS

Highlights Education Public Governance & 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 Outlook, Volume 2013, Issue 2 Environment at a Glance 2013 Revenue Statistics 2013


OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Print as well as PDF versions now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Pressure on the environment is still increasing, but since the 1990s it has generally been at a slower pace than economic growth in OECD economies, says Environment at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Tax revenues continue to rise across the OECD, says Revenue Statistics 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2014: Catalogue

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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

OECD Review of Fisheries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2013 OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2013 Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture in Burkina Faso


OECD Review of Fisheries 2013: Policies and Summary Statistics: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture in Burkina Faso: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Updated OECD List of Varieties Eligible for Seed Certification: List

Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics: Report (PDF - 2.05 mb)

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Institutional Investors Statistics 2013 OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Tanzania 2013


OECD Institutional Investors Statistics 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Tanzania 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Temporal Validity of International Investment Agreements: A Large Sample Survey of Treaty Provisions: Working paper

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Jordan 2013. Print and PDF versions now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Ireland must urgently apply more resources to enforce Anti-Bribery Convention, says OECD: Press release

News from the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, December 2013 includes articles on bank business models and the separation issue, G20 trade and investment measures, institutional investors as owners, corporate governance of state-owned firms in Colombia, responsible business conduct in multinational enterprises, the temporal validitiy of international investment agreements, global insurance market trends, and UK financial education policy. Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Financial Education for Youth: The Role of Schools: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Myanmar 2014: Book listing
-OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Greece 2013: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture in Burkina Faso OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Norway 2013


Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture in Burkina Faso: Read and Share |Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Norway high up the aid donor table but could improve allocation, says the OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Norway 2013: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Productive Capabilities: An Empirical Investigation of their Determinants: Working paper

Risk and Resilience: From Good Idea to Good Practice: Development Co-operation Working paper

Green Growth and Poverty Reduction: Policy Coherence for Pro-poor Growth: Working paper

The Evolution of Official Development Assistance: Achievements, Criticisms and a Way Forward: Working paper

Statistics on aid flows to developing countries updated: Webpage

OECD converts complete 2011 and 2012 Creditor Reporting System (CRS) data into International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) XML format, by donor and by recipient. Webpage

OECD announces DAC Prize for taking development innovation to scale: Announcement | Submission form

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Outlook, Vol. 2013, No. 2 OECD Economic Surveys: Russian Federation 2013


OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Print as well as PDF versions now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Russian economy growing but further reforms needed, says OECD Economic Surveys: Russian Federation 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1102: The State of the Banking Sector in Europe
-1103: The Effect of Government Debt, External Debt and their Interaction on OECD Interest Rates
-1104: New Indicators of Competition Law and Policy in 2013 for OECD and non-OECD Countries
-1105: Dividing the Pie in Brazil: Income Distribution, Social Policies and the New Middle Class
-1106: Fairly Sharing the Social Impact of the Crisis in Greece

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Denmark 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Quarterly National Accounts Vol. 2013 No. 3 OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013, Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country


Quarterly National Accounts, Volume 2013 Issue 3: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Home Sweet Home:  The Determinants of Residential Satisfaction and its Relation with Well-being: Working paper

Four Interpretations of Social Capital: Working paper

OECD annual inflation picks up to 1.5% in November 2013: Press release

Composite leading indicators point to an improving economic outlook in most advanced economies: Press release

OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.8% in November 2013: Press release

Stockbuilding main driver of OECD GDP growth in the third quarter of 2013: Press release

OECD Unit labour costs stable in the third quarter of 2013: Press release

New international comparisons of GDP and consumption based on purchasing power parities for the year 2011: Announcement with links to graphs and tables

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EDUCATION

Attention! We have discovered errors in the data for Belgium that appear in PISA 2012 Results, Volume 1: What Students Know and Can Do. A corrigenda will be posted on our corrigenda page in the coming days. A Revised Edition will be printed and distributed to subscribers to the print edition in the coming weeks, with which librarians should replace the original edition. The PDF version on the iLibrary will be replaced with the Revised Edition in the coming days. Print versions of the remaining volumes of PISA 2012 Results are not yet available but will be out in the coming weeks. We apologize for these errors.

In the meantime, see the Read and PDF versions on the iLibrary: Volume 1: What Students Know and Can Do | Volume II. Excellence through Equity | Volume III. Students' Engagement, Drive and Self-Beliefs | Volume 4. What Makes a School Successful?

Learning Standards, Teaching Standards and Standards for School Principals:  A Comparative Study: Working paper | Volume 4:

Returns to Skills Around the World :  Evidence from PIAAC: Working paper

A Skills beyond School Commentary on Flanders: Report (PDF - 1.04 mb)

A Skills beyond School Commentary on Romania: Report (PDF - 1.17 mb)

A Skills beyond School Commentary on Scotland: Report (PDF - 1.08 mb)

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Reviews of National Policies for Education: Secondary Education in Kazakhstan: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Migration as an Adjustment Mechanism in the Crisis? A Comparison of Europe and the United States: Working paper

The 2012 Labour Market Reform in Spain: A Preliminary Assessment: Report (PDF - 1.48 mb)

Forthcoming
-Mental Health and Work: Switzerland: Book listing
-Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia: Book listing
-Society at a Glance 2014: Book listing

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ENERGY

Oil, Gas Coal and Electricity Quarterly Statistics: Third Quarter 2013 Energy Prices and Taxes, Volume 2013 Issue 4


Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2014 Issue 1: Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Energy Prices and Taxes, Volume 2013 Issue 4: Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Global coal demand growth slows slightly, IEA says in Medium-Term Coal Market Report 2013. Print and PDF editions now available: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Russia's next steps on electricity reform: IEA Journal article

Estonia is cleansing oil shale: IEA Journal article

Improvements to buildings’ outer layer can slash energy use, says Technology Roadmap: Energy Efficient Building Envelopes: Announcement with link to report

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Morocco 2014
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014
-Grid Integration of Variable Renewables: The Economics of Flexibility
-Energy Technology Perspectives


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ENVIRONMENT

Environment at a Glance 2013


Pressure on the environment is still increasing, but since the 1990s it has generally been at a slower pace than economic growth in OECD economies, says Environment at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Swedish Tax on Nitrogen Oxide Emissions: Lessons in Environmental Policy Reform: Policy paper

Made to Measure: Options for Emissions Accounting under the UNFCCC: OECD/IEA Climate Change: Working paper

A new release of the OECD QSAR Toolbox is now available: Announcement and access to download

OECD Biotechnology Update, December 2013: Newsletter

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water
-Green Growth Indicators 2013: Book listing

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HEALTH

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

The App Economy: Working paper

The OECD Broadband Portal has been updated: OECD Broadband Portal

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear Energy Data 2013 The Economics of the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle


Nuclear Energy Data 2013. Available only in PDF format: Book on OECD iLibrary

The Economics of the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Available only in PDF format: Book on OECD iLibrary

Minor Actinide Burning in Thermal Reactors: A Report by the Working Party on Scientific Issues of Reactor Systems: Available only in PDF format. Book on OECD iLibrary

Shielding Aspects of Accelerators, Targets and Irradiation Facilities - SATIF-11: Available only in PDF format. Book on OECD iLibrary

Status Report on Structural Materials for Advanced Nuclear Systems: Available only in PDF format. Book on OECD iLibrary

Transition Towards a Sustainable Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Available only in PDF format. Book on OECD iLibrary

Summary of the Fourth International Nuclear Emergency Exercise (INEX-4): Exercise Conduct and Evaluation Questionnaires. Only available in PDF format. Book on OECD iLibrary

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security OECD Journal on Budgeting Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics


Government at a Glance 2013. Print as well as PDF and web editions now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security: Enhancing Efficiency and Integrity for Better Health Care: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Journal on Budgeting, Volume 13 Issue 1: includes articles on budget governance in Canada, the reconciliation of primary accounting data, short- and long-term forecasting, capital budgeting and procurement practices, budgeting levers, strategic agility and the use of performance budgeting, and the politics of fiscal austerity. Read and Share | Subscribe to journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Regulatory Policy and Behavioural Economics: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Transparency and governance in the land sector: two sides of the same coin? Blog post

Trust in Government: Causes, consequences and solutions: Blog post

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Commercialising Public Research National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development


Commercialising Public Research: New Trends and Strategies: Print as well as PDF editions are now available! Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

National Intellectual Property Systems, Innovation and Economic Development: With perspectives on Colombia and Indonesia: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD News on Innovation, Science, Technology and Industry, January 2014 features an article on the new Innovation Policy Platform: Newsletter

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Missing Entrepreneurs


The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION

Revenue Statistics 2013


Tax revenues continue to rise across the OECD, says Revenue Statistics 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Database on OECD iLibrary

Kazakhstan signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters: Press release

Forthcoming:
-Global Forum Peer Reviews: Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework:
Book listing (to come in 2014)

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TRADE

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013, Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country


OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Detailed Tables by Service Category: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Detailed Tables by Partner Country: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Trade Policy Implications of Global Value Chains: Case studies: Policy paper

Connecting Local Producers in Developing Countries to Regional and Global Value Chains - Update: Policy paper

Export Restrictions on Raw Materials: Experience with Alternative Policies in Botswana: Policy paper

New export credit rules will boost railway development and help countries achieve greener growth, OECD says: Press release with video

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Cycling, Health and Safety Long-Run Trends in Car Use


Cycling, Health and Safety: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Long-Run Trends in Car Use: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

ITF Newsletter, January 2014 features articles on road safety data, ITF at the annual Transportation Research Board meeting, emerging economies growth in global freight data, and ITF's Annual Summit: Newsletter

ECMT Multilateral Quota Users Guide, January 2014: Report (PDF - 2.98 mb)

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

On City Size Distribution:  Evidence from OECD Functional Urban Areas: Working Paper

Urban Climate Adaptation and Leadership:  From Conceptual Understanding to Practical Action: Working paper

The Effectiveness of Port-City Policies: A Comparative Approach: Working paper

The Contribution of Regions to Aggregate Growth in the OECD: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Ukraine 2013: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

How the OECD could help shape UK financial education policy
As world leaders traded notes on the financial services that will shape consumers’ lives at the G20 in September, OECD head Angel Gurría had a few thoughts for the consumers themselves. “Individuals are increasingly responsible for taking key financial decisions in a complex and volatile environment,” he told reporters. In most developed countries, public welfare is shrinking and the products growing up to replace it are complicated, Gurría added. Read more

Political Risk and the ODA Definition
Official Development Assistance (ODA) as we know it would appear to be rapidly going out of fashion. Just over ten years ago there was a massive push on to deliver the MDGs and to increase aid levels dramatically to meet those goals. Only three years ago donors gave $136.7 billion in ODA, amounting to 0.32% of their collective Gross National Income. Just three years later, as discussions around the Post-2105 development framework are progressing, aid is falling and many major donors and institutions are now talking as if ODA is history – the future is now to be found in other types of finance. Read more

Better knowledge for better innovation policies: the Innovation Policy Platform
We are surrounded by innovations – the outcome of innovative activities. Some affect us more than others. Some are more visible than others. In reading this blog post on a computer or a portable device, you can see how this innovation has made your personal and professional life more productive (although not necessarily easier). You might not have heard, however, about other kinds of innovations – like the eco-friendly and affordable cooking stoves that reduce exposure to toxic gases for people in Mongolia, substantially increasing their health and lowering costs. All kinds of innovations improve people’s lives from Ulaanbaatar to Washington, increasing social well-being and driving economic growth. Read more

Taking a ruler to our rulers: Government at a Glance 2013
Could you rule the world? OECD governance guru Kate Lancaster puts you to the test. Take the test!

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Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development
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OECD Factbook 2013 National Accounts at a Glance 2013
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OECD/FAO Agricultural Outlook 2012-2021 Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2012
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Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2013 Medium-Term Renwables Market Report 2013
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013
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Towards Green Growth Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress
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