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 TRADE PARTNERS' EDITION, 15 JUNE 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

Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the Second Survey OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013 International Migration Outlook 2013


Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the Second Survey offers tips on how households can green their behaviour. This book is being released on a chapter-by-chapter basis. See the OECD iLibrary for individual chapters: Press release | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary The first edition of this book did very well. We expect this one build on the success of the first.

OECD and FAO expect slower global agricultural production growth in OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Highlights (PDF - 8.59 mb.) Full book not available until end of June 2013

Migration picking up but rising unemployment hurting immigrants, says International Migration Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement with video | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Always does well. This edition points out that immigrants contribute more to most countries in taxes paid than in benefits received.

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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Follow OECD Publications on Linked In: OECD Publications on Linked In

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

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013


OECD and FAO expect slower global agricultural production growth in OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Highlights (PDF - 8.59 mb.) Full book not available until end of June 2013

Smallholder Risk Management in Developing Countries: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Innovation Systems: A Framework for Analysing the Role of Government: Book listing
-Providing Agri-Environmental Public Goods through Collective Action: Book listing
-Global Food Security: Challenges for the Food and Agricultural System: Book listing
-OECD Compendium of Agri-Environmental Indicators: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Boards of Directors of State-Owned Enterprises


Boards of Directors of State-Owned Enterprises: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

New website for OECD Guidlines on Multinational Enterprises: Website

Inaugural Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct: The Bangladesh Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Dr. Dipu Moni, will attend the Global Forum on 26-27 June to discuss immediate responses to the Rana Plaza tragedy and the wider implications for the textiles sector: Global Forum

OECD Secretary-General statement on events in Bangladesh: Statement

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, May 2013 includes article on the fir Global Forum on Responsible Business Conduct, various Financial Market Trends articles and working papers, the 2013 Asian Roundtable on Corporate Governance, and a World Bank-OECD conference on financial literacy and consumer protection: Newsletter

Fixing finance: OECD Observer article by Thierry Philipponnat, Secretary-General of Finance Watch and Aline Fares, Advisor to the Secretary-General, Finance Watch: Article

Assessing the Cost Effectiveness of Index-linked Bond Issuance: Working paper

Financial Education and Women: Webpage | Brochure (PDF - 755 kb)

Financial Consumer Protection: Webpage

Institutional Investors and Long-Term Investment: Webpage

OECD Working Group on Bribery: Annual Report (PDF - 4.12 mb) | Comparative Table of Enforcement Data (PDF - 587 kb)

Freedom of Investment at the OECD: Webpage

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

Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development Aid for Trade in Action


Green Growth should be at the heart of development policies, says Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Aid for Trade in Action: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

DACnews, June 2013 includes article on welcoming the Czech Republic to the DAC, green growth, triangular co-operation, development evaluation, sustainable development in Cambodia and more: Newsletter

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, June 2013 includes article on the African Economic Outlook, LAC Forum 2013, the forthcoming Perspectives on Global Development, and Vietnamese society: Newsletter

Frequently Asked Questions about OECD aid statistics: Webpage

Who spends what and where on aid? Webpage

Forthcoming
-Perspectives on Global Development 2013: Revitalising Industrial Policies in a Shifting World: Book listing
-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing
-Aid for Trade and Development Results: A Management Framework: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD  Economic Surveys: New Zealand 2013 OECD Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, V2012 N2


The New Zealand economy is beginning to gain some momentum, says the OECD Economic Surveys: New Zealand 2013: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Journal: Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, Volume 2012 Issue 2 includes articles on measuring capacity utilisation in the Italian manufacturing sector, nowcasting Irish GDP, day-of-the-week effect in Consumer Confidence Index (Turkey), coincident and leading indices (Brazil) and heuristic model selection in Russia and Germany. Read and Share | Subscribe to the OECD Journal | View on OECD iLibrary

Will China’s economy avoid the doldrums? OECD Observer article by Ken Davies, President, Growing Capacity, Inc. Article

OECD Economic Outlook 62 Annex Tables: Website

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1054: Challenges to Sustain Poland’s Growth Model
-1055: The 90% Public Debt Threshold: The Rise and Fall of a Stylised Fact
-1056: Improving Education Quality in South Africa
-1057: Policy Determinants of School Outcomes Under Model Uncertainty: Evidence from South Africa

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2013: Book listing


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Monthly Statistics of International Trade, May 2013 OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income


Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2013 Issue 5: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | View issue on OECD iLibrary

OECD Guidelines for Micro Statistics on Household Wealth: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Framework for Statistics on the Distribution of Household Income, Consumption and Wealth: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD annual inflation slows to 1.3% in April 2013: Press release

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

G20 GDP up 0.7% in the first quarter of 2013: Press release

Composite leading indicators point to moderate improvements in growth in most major economies: Press release

New OECD Data Collection Programme website: Website

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EDUCATION

Improving Education Quality in South Africa: Working paper

Policy Determinants of School Outcomes Under Model Uncertainty: Evidence from South Africa: Working paper

Do immigrant students’ reading skills depend on how long they have been in their new country? PISA in Focus (PF - 2.18 mb)

Fukushima schools re-build after disaster: Article by Andreas Schleicher on BBC website

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
-Skills Development and Training in SMEs: Book listing
-A Skills beyond School Review of Austria: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

International Migration Outlook 2013


Migration picking up but rising unemployment hurting immigrants, says International Migration Outlook 2013: Press release | Book announcement with video | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Meeting our challenges: OECD Observer article by Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway: Article

It’s all about people: Jobs, equality and trust: OECD Observer article by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD: Article

Give youth a chance: OECD Observer article by Monika Kosinska Secretary-General European Public Health Alliance: Article

The OECD Action Plan for Youth: Action Plan (PDF - 642 kb)

Growth is not enough: OECD Observer article by Vagner Freitas de Moraes, President, Central Única dos Trabalhadores and João Antonio Felicio, Secretary for International Relations, Central Única dos Trabalhadores, Brazil: Article

Forthcoming
-Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Book listing
-Skills Development and Training in SMEs: Book listing
-A Good Life in Old Age? Book listing

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ENERGY

Resources to Reserves 2013


Resources to Reserves 2013: Oil, Gas and Coal Technologies for the Energy Markets of the Future: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map shows how to stop growth in energy-related emissions by 2020 at no net economic cost: Pre-release of a chapter from the World Energy Outlook 2013: Webpage

Reporting and Recording Post-2012 GHG Mitigation Commitments, Actions and Support: Working paper

Linking Mitigation Actions in Developing Countries with Mitigation Support: A Conceptual Framework: Working paper

Sectoral Approaches  and the Carbon Market: Working paper

Financing Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification: Working paper

National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential : A Comparison Across Models: Working paper

Core Elements of National Reports: Working paper

Reporting and Recording Post-2012 GHG Mitigation Commitments, Actions and Support: Working paper

Sectoral Approaches  and the Carbon Market: Working paper

Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons: Working paper

Options to Revise Reporting Guidelines for Annex I and non-Annex I National Communications: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2013
-Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

Greening Household Behaviour: Overview of the Second Survey Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development


Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the Second Survey offers tips on how households can green their behaviour This book is being released on a chapter-by-chapter basis. See the OECD iLibrary for individual chapters: Press release | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development explains why green growth is vital to secure a more sustainable future for developing countries: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Ethiopia: Green Growth Paper

Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map shows how to stop growth in energy-related emissions by 2020 at no net economic cost: Pre-release of a chapter from the World Energy Outlook 2013: Webpage

Reporting and Recording Post-2012 GHG Mitigation Commitments, Actions and Support: Working paper

Linking Mitigation Actions in Developing Countries with Mitigation Support: A Conceptual Framework: Working paper

Sectoral Approaches  and the Carbon Market: Working paper

Financing Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification: Working paper

National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential : A Comparison Across Models: Working paper

Core Elements of National Reports: Working paper

Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons: Working paper

Options to Revise Reporting Guidelines for Annex I and non-Annex I National Communications: Working paper

Market Readiness : Building Blocks for Market Approaches: Working paper

Frequent and Flexible: Options for Reporting Guidelines for Biennial Update Reports: Working paper

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

Economics and Policies for Biodiversity: OECD's Response: Webpage

Climate Change Explorer. Visualising climate-related data: Website

OECD Work on Adaptation to Climate Change: Website

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-OECD Compendium of Agri-Environmental Indicators: Book listing



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HEALTH

Strengthening Healt Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governance


Strengthening Health Information Infrastructure for Health Care Quality Governance: Good Practices, New Oppportunities and Data Privacy Protection Challenges. Print version now available. Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary An important book on a challenging topic.

Forthcoming
-A Good Life in Old Age? Monitoring and Improving Quality in Long-Term Care: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

International Mobile Roaming Agreements: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing
-OECD Communications Outlook 2013: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System


Mexico must invest more in disaster risk prevention to support sustainable development, says OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Mexico 2013: Review of the Mexican National Civil Protection System: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Decentralisation and Economic Growth - Part 1: How Fiscal Federalism Affects Long-Term Development: Working paper

Decentralisation and Economic Growth - Part 2: The Impact on Economic Activity, Productivity and Investment: fiscal federalism: Working paper

Decentralisation and Economic Growth - Part 3: Decentralisation, Infrastructure Investment and Educational: fiscal federalism: Working paper

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Mexico: Towarda a Whole of Goverments Perspective to Regulatory Improvement: Press Release | Book announcement | Report ( PDF - 1.7 mb)

Regulatory Policy by Country: Website

Public Consultation on the Governance of Regulators: Announcement

Public Consultation on Regulatory Enforcement and Inspection: Announcement

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

-Managing Service Demand: A Practical Guide to Help Revenue Bodies Better Meet Taxpayers' Service Expectations: Book listing
-Together for Better Outcomes: Engaging and Involving SME Taxpayers and Stakeholders: Book listing
-Co-operative Compliance: A Framework:From Enhanced Relationship to Co-operative Compliance: Book listing
-Public Procurement Review of the Mexican State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute: Smart Procurement for Healthy Public Services: Book listing
-Value for Money in Government: Norway 2013: Book listing
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
- Strengthening Evidence-based Policy Making on Security and Justice in Mexico:Book listing
-OECD Public Governance Reviews Poland: Implementing Strategic-State Capability: Book listing
-OECD Integrity Review of Italy: Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Biotechnology Update, June 2013 includes articles on green growth, the OECD Global Forum on Biotechnology, adaptation to climate change, regulatory oversight, safety of novel food and feeds, Biotrack Online, biodiversity economics and policy, biomedicine and health innovation, knowledge networks and markets in the life sciences, industrial biotechnology, synthetic biology, marine biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, biotechnology statistics, bioenergy and biofuels, agricultural innovation systems, agricultural seed and forest reproductive material certification schemes, the OECD Co-operative Research Programme, and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming:
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: An OECD Scoreboard: Book listing
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Forthcoming
-Skills Development and Training in SMEs: Book listing
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: An OECD Scoreboard: Book listing
-Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing

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TAXATION

Austria, Luxembourg and Singapore among countries signing-on to end tax secrecy: Press release

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

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TRADE

Aid for Trade in Action


Aid for Trade in Action: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Summary of ITF Annual Summit in Leipzig: Website

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Growth Trends and Characteristics of OECD Rural Regions: Working paper

The Impact of Structural and Macroeconomic Factors on Regional Growth: Working paper

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


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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

World Environment Day: Putting green growth at the heart of development
Over the past 20 years, the global development landscape has changed dramatically. At the same time, we face unprecedented global challenges and growing instability, with looming financial and economic crises, and growing unemployment, food insecurity, political instability and environmental threats. In my view, the latter is probably the biggest of our challenges... Read more

World Environment Day: Greening household behaviour
Do you suffer from Lord Henry Wotton syndrome? He’s the chap in Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray who said “To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable”. It’s an attitude we all have to something or other we feel is desirable, but not to the point of making much of an effort. Saving the environment falls into that category for many people, but the good news for the planet is that the OECD has identified a group of people who “believe that sacrifices will be necessary to solve environmental problems” . These “environmentally motivated” citizens form one of three groups identified in Greening Household Behaviour, based on the Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) survey carried out in 2011 in 12,000 households in 11 OECD countries. Read more

Can China feed itself?
It could be the biggest Chinese takeover ever of a U.S. firm. But this deal doesn’t involve Silicon Valley, high-tech widgets or Hollywood stars. Instead, a Chinese firm is proposing to pay a whopping $4.7 billion for a U.S. business that produces … pork. Shuanghui International’s offer for Smithfield Food has attracted some controversy. One U.S. senator has described it as “concerning”. Others see it more positively: According to the Financial Times, the “deal will help open the Chinese market for US meat producers”. That’s a growing market. China’s emerging middle class is eating more, and especially more meat, and is increasingly concerned about food safety. But meeting their demands is set to become a bigger challenge... Read more

The impact of immigrants – it’s not what you think
In the land of tabloid terrors, immigrants loom large. Flick through the pages or online comments of some of the racier newspapers, and you’ll see immigrants being accused of stealing jobs or, if not that, of being workshy and “scrounging benefits”. Such views may be at the extreme end of the spectrum, but they do seem to reflect a degree of public ambivalence, and even hostility, towards immigrants in a number of OECD countries. Anecdotal evidence is not hard to find. A columnist from The Economist reported this encounter between a British legislator and one of his constituents, Phil: “‘I’m not a racist,’ says Phil, an unemployed resident of the tough Greenwich estate in Ipswich. ‘But we’ve got to do something about them.’” Surveys offer further evidence: For example, a 2011 study in five European countries and the United States found that at least 40% of respondents in each country regarded immigration as “more of a problem than an opportunity”. More than half the respondents in each country also agreed with the proposition that immigrants were a burden on social services. This sense that immigrants are living off the state appears to be widespread. But is it true? New research from the OECD indicates that it’s not. Read more

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