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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 15 MARCH 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 Interim Report, March 2014


Recovery continuing in G7 countries, but activity in emerging economies is mixed, says OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report March 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Statement by the OECD regarding the status of the accession process with Russia & co-operation with Ukraine: Press release

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

ECMT Symposia on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics


Historic proceedings of th European Conference of Ministers of Transport's International Symposia on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, held from 1964 to 2005, are now available on the OECD iLibrary: Symposia

See the new videos on OECD governance, economics, transportation, education and social issues content on the iLibrary: Videos

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OECD Subscription Prices for 2014: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2014: Catalogue

New OECD Subscription Catalogue, 2014: 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

Livestock Disease Policies: Building Bridges between Science and Economics: Report

Agricultural Market Information Service Market Monitor, March 2014: Report

Forthcoming
-Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises: Responsible Business Conduct Matter: Brochure

Forthcoming
-Financial Education for Youth: The Role of Schools: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014: Book listing
-Risk Management and Corporate Governance: Book listing
-OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Financial Market Trends, Volume 2013 No. 2
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2013: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2013. Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Gender equality and women’s rights in the post-2015 agenda: A foundation for sustainable development: Brochure (PDF - 1.24 mb)

Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women’s rights: priorities for the ost-2015 framework: Policy brief (PDF - 1.16 mb)

Financing the unfinished business of gender equality and women’s rights: priorities for the post-2015 framework: Technical brief (PDF - 1.22 mb)

AidFlows visualizes how much development aid is provided and received around the world. Users can select individual donors (providing the aid) and beneficiaries (receiving the aid) to track the sources and uses of aid funding: AidFlows.org

Aid to agriculture and rural development: Statisical brief

Frequently Asked Questions on Aid Statistics: Webpage

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, March 2014 includes articles on International Women's Day, the forthcoming Multi-Dimensional Country Review of Uruguay, and strengthening partnerships with Portuguese-speaking countries: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Making Development Co-opertion More Effective: 2014 Progress Report: Book listing
-Illicit Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses: Book listing
-OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2013: Book listing
-OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: France 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Outlook Interim Report, March 2014 OECD Economic Surveys: Norway 2014 OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2014


Recovery continuing in G7 countries, but activity in emerging economies is mixed, says OECD Economic Outlook, Interim Report March 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Norway’s success in generating inclusive growth can ensure future prosperity, says OECD Economic Surveys: Norway 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Poland can grow faster through labour market and pro-competition reforms, says OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

France: Restoring Competitiveness summarizes OECD's latest recommendations for France on a wide range of issues: Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, says Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report: Print as well as PDF versions now available. Press release | Book announcement with Country Notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014. Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a post mortem: Webpage, Policy Note and Powerpoint

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Euro Area 2014: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: European Union 2014: Book listing

-OECD Economic Surveys: Czech Republic 2014: Book listing


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Monthly Statistics of International Trade, February 2014 Main Economic Indicators, March 2014


Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2014 Issue 2: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related Database on OECD iLibrary

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2014 Issue 3: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

OECD annual inflation increases slightly to 1.7% in January 2014: Press release

OECD unemployment rate stable at 7.6% in January 2014: Press release

Forthcoming:
-National Accounts at a Glance 2014: Book listing

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EDUCATION

PISA 2012 Results: What Makes a School Successful, Volume IV: Resources, Policies and Practices Lessons from PISA for Korea


PISA 2012 Results: What Makes a School Successful, Volume IV: Resources, Policies and Practices. Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Lessons from PISA for Korea: PDF edition available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Do Students Have the Drive to Succeed? PISA in Focus

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education for Youth: The Role of Schools: Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do (Volume I, Revised edition, February 2014): Student Performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science. Print edition: Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: Excellence through Equity, Volume II: Giving Every Student the Chance to Succeed. Print edition. Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: Ready to Learn, Volume III: Students' Engagement, Drive and Self-Beliefs. Print edition. Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results, Volume V: Creative Problem Solving – Students’ Skill in Tackling Real-Life Problems

-Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Greener Skills and Jobs. Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD's Gender Data Portal has been updated: Gender Data Portal

Forthcoming
-Society at a Glance 2014: Book listing To be released 18 March 2014.
-Employment and Skills Strategies in the Czech Republic: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland: Book listing
-Investing in Youth: Brazil: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Ireland: Book listing
-Ageing and Employment Policies: Netherlands 2014: Working Better with Age: Book listing


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ENERGY

When measuring energy poverty, the best and latest data come from the IEA: Press release

Oil prices edged higher in February, says Oil Market Report: Report

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Morocco 2014
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014
-Energy Technology Perspectives

-Energy Security

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ENVIRONMENT

OECD Work on Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Brochure (PDF - 1.98 mb)

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water
-Green Growth Indicators 2014: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014: Book listing
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Water Governance in the Netherlands: Fit for the Future?
Book listing
-Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: 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

Intelligent Demand: Policy Rationale, Design and Potential Benefits: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA News Bulletin, March 2014 includes articles on NEA co-operation with China, nuclear safety, nuclear development, and radiological protection: Newsletter

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Regulatory Policy in Mexico: Towards a Whole-of-Government Perspective to Regulatory Improvement


Regulatory Policy in Mexico: Towards a Whole-of-Government Perspective to Regulatory Improvement: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Follow OECD public governance activities on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OECDgov

Forthcoming

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OECD Integrity Review of Tunisia´s Audit System: Managing Risk in Public Institutions
: Book listing
-Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections: Book listing
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Water Governance in the Netherlands: Fit for the Future? Book listing
-Chile's Supreme Audit Institution: Leveraging Strategic Agility and Public Trust within Government: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014


New approach needed to boost strong and sustainable tourism growth, says OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Promoting Research Excellence: New Approaches to Funding. Print as well as PDF available now. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Croatia 2014. Print as well as PDF available now. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD News on Innovation, Science, Technology and Industry: March 2014 includes articles on internet governance, research excellence, IXPs, intelligent demand, and innovation and innovation and inclusive growth: Newsletter

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014


New approach needed to boost strong and sustainable tourism growth, says OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION

Paper on transfer pricing comparability data and developing countries released for comment: Announcement

Comments received on Discussion Draft on transfer pricing documentation and country-by-country reporting: Comments received

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

-Taxing Wages 2014: Book listing

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TRADE

OECD Trade Newsletter, 2 February 2014 has articles on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index, the OECD Global Forum on Trade, the Agricultural Marketing Information Service (AMIS) Monitoring Reports, trade secrets protection, global value chains and more. Newsletter

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

ECMT Symposia on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics


Historic proceedings of th European Conference of Ministers of Transport's International Symposia on Theory and Practice in Transport Economics, held from 1964 to 2005, are now available on the OECD iLibrary: Symposia

Peer Review of Mexican Railways Released: Announcement and access to report

ITF Newsletter, March 2014 includes articles on the Mexican railway peer review, the forthcoming ITF Summit, the new ITF Corporate Partnership Board, and other activities. Newsletter

Registration for ITF Summit 2014 is now open: Announcement

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

OECD Territorial Reviews: Ukraine 2013. Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-OECD Territorial Reviews: The Netherlands 2014: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

What’s the difference? Try our International Women’s Day quiz and find out!
“How abominable before God is the Empire or Rule of Wicked Woman, yea, of a traitress and bastard.” That’s the opening of John Knox’s 1558 diatribe The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women in which he explains that “To promote a Woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire above any realm, nation or city is
A. Repugnant to nature.
B. Contumely to God.
C. The subversion of good order, of all equity and justice.
(It’s not a multiple choice, all these are the correct answer) and that “Woman in her greatest perfection was made to serve and obey man, not to rule and command him.”
How much has changed since, and how much do you know about it? Try the quiz to find out. Take quiz

The security peril of Guinea’s transition: from military rule to weak policing
Over the last two-and-a-half years, a UN-supported stabilization package has helped put the ongoing transition from military to civilian rule in Guinea on a more sustainable footing. It largely took the form of a set of security sector reform interventions. While progress since 2010 has been substantive, Guinea today remains fragile. This highlights security as a critical precondition for development. It also demonstrates that initial security improvements must be followed up to become sustainable. Finally, it suggests what kind of results external money may ‘buy’ in a transition context. All three issues raise challenges for donors in terms of their policy focus (e.g. in the context of the post-2015 debate), their ability to commit long-term and their need to demonstrate clear-cut, ‘value-for-money’ results. Read more

Signs of spring?
Before you shift over to springtime mode, take a moment to recall the wild weather that swept across North America earlier this winter. Powered by a “polar vortex,” freezing air and storms repeatedly swept across the continent, dumping deep piles of snow and stranding motorists in blizzards. Something else may have been obscured by all those swirling snowflakes – the state of the economy. To explain, not only did the harsh weather make everyone’s life miserable, it also dragged down the economy in North America – shops were forced to close, flights were cancelled, people couldn’t get out of their homes. That, in turn, is reflected in the economic data for last quarter of 2013 and (probably) the first quarter of this year, which showed an unexpected dip. But this winter blip looks to be masking what is otherwise a fairly rosy picture for major G7 developed economies, according to the OECD’s latest economic assessment. Read more

Economics' Massive Magnet
Behavioural economics challenges orthodox economics theory and its foundational assumptions regarding human behaviour, its institutional underpinnings, its poor prediction power, and its intrinsic non-falsifiability. In orthodox, theory, economic agents are assumed to be fully rational and completely informed. It’s not that they doknow everything, but that they can know everything and there are means to learn. Read more

Print is not dead yet
One of the earliest citations of the phrase “print is dead” comes from the 1984 movie Ghostbusters, but almost 30 years later, print is certainly not dead. Print publishing still drives on average 80% of revenues and close to 100% of the profits for general trade publishers. But among reference and science, technical and medical (STM) publishers, digital publishing was embraced quickly and openly at the expense of print. OECD Observer article

A modern killer
Dementia is a devastating condition for which there is no cure available. Care is costly, financially and emotionally. The cost for health systems is likely to rise in ageing societies. The condition damages the brain, and leads to a decline in a person’s functional and cognitive capabilities. OECD Observer article

Does school pay?
People are by far the most important input when building quality education. So it is little surprise that teachers’ salaries represent the largest single cost item in the labour intensive education system. Salaries and working conditions play an important role in attracting, motivating and retaining skilled teachers. Teachers are the backbone of the education sector which is a crucial determinant of productivity and growth. Are teachers’ pay levels up to the task? OECD Observer ariticle

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