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 TRADE PARTNERS' EDITION, 15 JULY 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 Communications Outlook 2013 2013 Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013


More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD Communications Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Always a bestseller!

Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels but attitudes toward business failures have become more positive and young people are more optimistic about setting up new businesses, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Always does well.

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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 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

Slower global agricultural production growth expected in OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013. Final print and PDF editions now available! Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Providing Agri-Environmental Public Goods through Collective Action: Print and PDF now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary'

How Export Restrictive Measures Affect Trade of Agricultural Commodities: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership and Control Policy Options for Indonesia: Working paper

Making Stock Markets Work to Support Economic Growth: Implications for Governments, Regulators, Stock Exchanges, Corporate Issuers and  their Investors: Working paper

Competition and Payment Systems 2012: Report (PDF - 2.18 mb)

Pension Fund Investment in Infrastructure: A Comparison between Australia and Canada: Working paper (PDF - 1.17 mb)

Developing a Funded Pension System in Russia: International Evidence and Recommendations: Report (PDF - 1.78 mb)

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, June-July 2013 incldues articles on the new chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, the fight against bribery, making stock markets work, training webinars on the responsible sourceing of gold, pension fund investments in Australia and Canada, developing a funded pension system in Russia and responsible business conduct: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Malaysia 2013: Book listing
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2012: Book listing
-Anti-corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Progress and Challenges, 2009-2013: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains


Emergence of global value chains strengthens Aid for Trade Initiative, says Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013: Connecting to Value Chains: Press release | Book announcement | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Got good coverage in the press.

France - a good donor but must ensure that poor countries get the aid they need, says OECD's Review of French aid. Full report to be published soon on OECD iLibrary: Press release

Perspectives on Global Development 2013: Revitalising Industrial Policies in a Shifting World. Print and PDF editions now available!. S-G Speech | Book announcement | 60-second guide | Pocket editon | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing
-Multi-Dimensional Review of Myanmar: Volume 1. Initial Assessment: Book listing


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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD  Economic Surveys: Austria 2013 Getting it Right: Strategic Agenda for Reform in Mexico


Austria has achieved high levels of economic growth and well-being, but must address serious demographic, environmental and globalisation challenges if future generations are to share the same prosperity, says OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Getting It Right: Strategic Agenda for Reforms in Mexico is a toolkit designed to help Mexico at the start of its new administration: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Policy Papers
-7: Choosing Fiscal Consolidation Instruments Compatible with Growth and Equity

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1067: Education reform in Korea
-1068: Labour Market Policies to Promote Growth and Social Cohesion in Korea
-1069: Restructuring the Electricity Sector and Promoting Green Growth in Japan
-1070: Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 1: How Much, What Policies?
-1071: Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 2: Fiscal Rules for Sub-central Governments, Update of the Institutional Indicator
-1072: Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 3: Intergovernmental Grants, Pro- or Counter-cyclical?
-1073: Road Connectivity and the Border Effect: Evidence from Europe
-1074: A Simple Fiscal Stress Testing Model:  Case Studies of Austrian, Czech and German Economies
-1075: Do Structural Policies Affect Macroeconomic Stability?

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Brazil 2013
-OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2013
-OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2013



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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Main Economic Indicators, June 2013 Monthly Statistics of International Trade, June 2013 Quarterly National Accounts 2013/1
Labour Force Statistics 2012 Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, V2013 N1


Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2013 Issue 6: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | View issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on iLibrary

Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2013 Issue 6: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | View issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on iLibrary

Quarterly National Accounts, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | View issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

OECD Labour Force Statistics 2012: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Private consumption main driver of OECD GDP growth in the first quarter of 2013: Press release

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

Composite leading indicators point to diverging growth patterns in major economies: Press release

OECD unemployment rate at 8.0% in May 2013: Press release

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2012: Book listing
-National Accounts of OECD Countries, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Detailed Tables: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Skills Beyond School Review of Austria A Skills beyond School Review of Germany A Skills beyond School Review of the United States


A Skills beyond School Review of Austria: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Skills beyond School Review of Germany: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Postsecondary education key to maintaining global standing of U.S. workforce. says A Skills beyond School Review of the United States: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

How is International Student Mobility Shaping Up? Education Indicators in Focus

Education reform in Korea: Working paper

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
-Improving Education in Mexico: A State-level Perspective from Puebla: Book listing
-OECD Skills Outlook 2013

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Labour Force Statistics 2012


OECD Labour Force Statistics 2012: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Labour Market Policies to Promote Growth and Social Cohesion in Korea: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Book listing
-OECD Employment Outlook 2013: Book listing

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ENERGY

Transition to Sustainable Buildings Energy Statistics of OECD Countries 2013 Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2013


IEA offers a blueprint for a sustainable buildings sector by 2050 in Transition to Sustainable Buildings: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries 2013: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2013: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Renewables to surpass gas by 2016 in the global power mix, says Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013: Print and PDF versions now available! Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA shows benefits of improved energy efficiency of urban transport systems in A Tale of Renewed Cities: Announcement with PowerPoint | Report (PDF - 6.29 mb)

Carbon Capture and Storage, 2013 edition examines the urgent steps for deploying the one large-scale way to lock away emissions: Announcement | Overview | IEA Technology Roadmap (PDF - 4.61 mb)

Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Chemical Industry via Catalytic Processes: Announcement | IEA Technology Roadmap (PDF - 2.95 mb)

Restructuring the Electricity Sector and Promoting Green Growth in Japan: Working paper

Non-OPEC supply seen growing even faster in 2014 than this year, says Monthly Oil Market Report: Highlights

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ENVIRONMENT

Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from 2011 Survey Providing Agri-Environmental Public Goods through Collective Action


Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey. Full book now available on OECD iLibrary; Print version also available! Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibraryShould do very well. Got good press coverage.

Providing Agri-Environmental Public Goods through Collective Action: Print and PDF now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measures Supporting Minerals and Primary Metals Extraction and Processing: Case Study -Australia: Working paper

Developments in Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: 2012 Update: Working paper

OECD participation in the 2013 World Water Week, Stockholm, 1-6 September 2013: Website

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-Water Security: Managing Risks and Trade-offs: Book listing
-Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Water: Book listing

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HEALTH

Expenditure on Prevention Activities under SHA 2011: Supplementary Guidance: Report (PDF - 1.09 mb)

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Communications Outlook 2013 2013


More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD Communications Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mobile Handset Acquisition Models: Working paper

Review of the Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy: Synthesis Report: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA Monthly News Bulletin, July 2013 includes articles on a High-Level Conference on the Future of Nuclear Energy, GIF advancing on safety design criteria, nuclear safety defence and more: Newsletter

Follow NEA on Twitter

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 1: How Much, What Policies? Working paper

Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 2: Fiscal Rules for Sub-central Governments, Update of the Institutional Indicator: Working paper

Fiscal Consolidation Across Government Levels - Part 3: Intergovernmental Grants, Pro- or Counter-cyclical? Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Book listing
-Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security: Book listing
-Public Procurement Review of the Mexican State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute: Book listing
-Managing Service Demand: Book listing
-Co-operative Compliance: Book listing
-Together for Better Outcomes: Book listing
-Value for Money in Government: Norway 2013: Book listing

-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
-OECD Integrity Review of Italy: Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: Book listing
-OECD Public Governance Reviews - Colombia: Implementing Good Governance: Book listing
-Regulatory Policy in Colombia: Going Beyond Administrative Simplification: Book listing
-Colombia: Implementing Good Governance: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Communications Outlook 2013 2013 Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013 Main Science and Technology Indicators, V2013 N1


More competition essential for future of mobile innovation, says OECD Communications Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels but attitudes toward business failures have become more positive and young people are more optimistic about setting up new businesses, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013: Press release | Book listing | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Read and Share | Subscribe to journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2013: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013


Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels but attitudes toward business failures have become more positive and young people are more optimistic about setting up new businesses, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013: Press release | Book listing | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: An OECD Scoreboard: Book listing
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing

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TAXATION

Forthcoming:
-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews:
--Israel, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework:
Book listing
--Lithuania, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework:
Book listing
-- Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework:
Book listing
-Managing Service Demand: Book listing
-Co-operative Compliance: Book listing
-Together for Better Outcomes: Book listing

-Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: Book listing

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TRADE

Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains


Emergence of global value chains strengthens Aid for Trade Initiative, says Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013: Connecting to Value Chains: Press release | Book announcement | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measures Supporting Minerals and Primary Metals Extraction and Processing Case Study: Australia: Working paper

Developments in Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: 2012 Update: Working paper

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Spending on Transport Infrastructure 1995-2011: Trends, Policies, Data: Press release | Report (PDF - 2.35 mb)

ITF Newsletter, July 2013 includes articles on cycling conference, investment: Newsletter

Road Connectivity and the Border Effect: Evidence from Europe: Working paper

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Quality of Government and the Returns of Investment: Examining the Impact of Cohesion Expenditure in European Regions: Working paper

Tackling Long-Term Unemployment Amongst Vulnerable Groups: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing


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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

School’s out, but what’s next?
Over the past few weeks, many young people walked through the doors of high schools and universities for the last time. For some, the next steps of their journey are well mapped out – more education, an internship, maybe even a job. For others, things are far less clear. Their uncertainty is underlined by the latest data on “NEETs” – young people not in employment, education or training – in OECD countries. On average in 2011 (the most recent year for which internationally comparable statistics are available),  around one in six young people between the ages of 15 and 29 fell into that category. In some OECD countries, the proportion rose to as high as one in three among people in their mid to late-20s. These numbers appear in the latest edition of the OECD’s Education at a Glance, which paints a worrying picture of the job prospects of young people in the wake of the Great Recession. But it also underlines the continuing – and growing – importance of education as they make their way in the world. Read more

The serpent in the lobby
The most powerful man in the world is a gun-toting gay immigrant tobacconist married to a feminist oil executive receiving welfare benefits. He makes, modifies and abrogates laws with an ease that most politicians would envy, apart of course from the ones he pays to do his dirty business for him. At least that’s the impression you could get from reading the press and seeing how often, and in what way, the word “lobby” is used. Generally, it’s in relation to undue influence on government decision-making, and the lobby or lobbyist is presented as inherently suspicious. Here’s a typical example from the UK’s Daily Mail: “The Frankenfood Conspiracy: Secret summit where slick lobbyists for bio-tech giants seduced Tory Ministers into changing their tune on GM food”. Read more

Emerging Middle Class Blues
How is life? You might have expected the urban middle class in Brazil and Turkey to answer that well-known OECD slogan with “We can´t complain”, to paraphrase a recurring refrain in Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s 1964 poem Middle Class Blues. After all, the recalibration of the world economy toward the emerging countries, mostly as a result of superior prolonged growth in the Asian giants China and India, has since 1999 helped move roughly half a billion people above $2 a day, the median income poverty threshold in developing countries. Homi Kharas´ estimates for the OECD Development Centre projected almost 70% of the world´s middle class consumption – $56 trillion by 2030 – to be outside the OECD. No wonder then that the term “emerging country middle class” has been driving big dollar signs into many eyes.Yet, the urban middle class youth is in revolt in Brazil, Turkey and other fast-growing countries. The controversy around Easterlin Paradox, a key concept of happiness economics, suggests that happiness grows more slowly than incomes. Leaders in many emerging countries are today confronted with a dilemma that reflects the dual rural-urban structure of their large societies. Read more

Vicious fallacy or 21st century skill? Listen to the Insights podcast on arts education and find out
A new OECD study, Art for Art’s Sake? The Impact of Arts Education, looks at whether teaching the arts has any benefits other than helping children to become better at drawing, singing, dancing, acting or whatever activity is taught. Read more

How much does that cheap smartphone really cost?
For years, mobile operators in many countries have based their commercial strategies on offering smartphone devices at very low upfront prices. Most of these offers provide devices for free or at very low prices in exchange for contract commitments. Elsewhere customers bring their own device and contract for the telephone service only. So is the consumer better off when the handset is bundled with the telephone service? Read more

Aid for Trade: Connecting to Value Chains
Increasingly, the global economy is characterised by geographically fragmented production. This creates networks of interlocking value chains where different stages of production take place in different regions, countries or even continents.  The emergence of these value chains creates an enormous growth opportunity for developed and developing countries alike. They allow countries to maximise competitive advantages and optimise resources. They also allow firms and economies to use intermediate goods and services to focus on, and be competitive in, one “link” of the value chain without having to develop a whole industry. In Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013, the OECD and WTO demonstrate that development assistance plays a crucial role in facilitating new trading opportunities by helping firms and producers raise the quality of their products to international standards and access market information. Development assistance can also improve firms’ competitiveness by reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers and bringing down the cost of essential services required to export, such as credit, insurance and transport.
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