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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 15 SEPTEMBER 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

Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights


Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators. Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

Last few days! OECD's annual Back-to-School sale on the Online Bookshop features a 50% discount on all print and PDF titles! Online Bookshop

Improved version of Read and Share files now available on OECD iLibrary and OECD Online Bookshop include cleaner design, improved embed function, and more share options: Example of new READ file

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OECD Subscription Prices for 2014: 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

Marine Biotechnology


Marine Biotechnology: Enabling Solutions for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The OECD actively participates in the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) initiative that was called for by G20 Agriculture Ministers in June 2011. AMIS aims to enhance food market transparency and encourage coordination of policy action in response to market uncertainty. The initial focus of AMIS is on four grains that are particularly important in international food markets: wheat, maize, rice and soybeans. Website

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies: Book listing
-The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers: Principles and Practice of Policy Design: Book listing


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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Capital Markets in Eurasia


Capital Markets in Eurasia: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Leaders endorse new G20/OECD principles on long-term investment financing: Press release | Principles (PDF - 118 kb)

G20 countries step up action to help consumers make informed financial decisions: Press release | Website | Report (PDF - 4.67 mb)

Implications of Global Value Chains for Trade, Investment, Development and Jobs: OECD Report to G20 (PDF - 1.7 mb)

Advancing National Strategies for Financial Education: SG Speech | Report to G20 (PDF - 4.39 mb) | Toolkit to Measure Financial Literacy (PDF - 1.15 mb)

G20-OECD Task Force on Financial Consumer Protection: Webpage

Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Webpage

Forthcoming
-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Women and Financial Education: Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Jordan 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Malaysia 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mozambique 2013: Book listing
-Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asia: Book listing
-Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2013: Book listing
-State-Owned Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa:Engines of Development and Competitiveness? Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Start-Up in Latin America


Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Africa Forum 2013 to be held in Paris on 7 October with the theme harnessing natural resource wealth for economic transformation. Announcement

DACnews, September 2013 includes articles on G20 and G8 activities, global value chains, DAC development debates, resilience for donors, the power of numbers and global goals, and other news. Newsletter

Implications of Global Value Chains for Trade, Investment, Development and Jobs: OECD Report to G20 (PDF - 1.7 mb)

Forthcoming
-Gender and Statebuilding in Fragile and Conflict-affected States: Book listing
-Latin American Economic Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Development Co-operation Report 2013: Ending Poverty: Book listing

-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2013


Irish recovery underway, but more inclusive growth and job creation needed, says OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related report on Local Job Creation in Ireland (PDF - 4.95 mb)

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
None during this period.

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

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Monthly Statistics of International Trade, August 2013


Monthly Statistics of International Trade, Volume 2013 Issue 8: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

OECD Statistics Newsletter, September 2013 includes articles on new land use statistics for Norway; current developments of supply and demand in the labour market in Israel; measuring entrepreneurship: improving timeliness; and going global: Newsletter

Composite leading indicators continue to point to diverging growth patterns between advanced and emerging economies: Press release

Slight decline in OECD unemployment rate at 7.9% in July 2013: Press release

G20 GDP growth picks up to 0.9% in second quarter of 2013: Press release

Quarterly Asian Business Cycle Indicators: Report (PDF - 800 kb)

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EDUCATION

Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights


Education at a Glance 2013: Highlights: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators. Print edition now available! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Bird's Eye View of Gender Differences in Education in OECD Countries: OECD Social Employment: Working paper

Do Students Perform Better in Schools with Orderly Classrooms? PISA in Focus (PDF - 2.48 mb)

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
-A Skills beyond School Review of England: Book listing
-Women and Financial Education: Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance: Book listing
-OECD Skills Outlook 2013: Book listing
-The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader's Companion: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help - Ireland: Report (PDF - 4.95 mb)

Innovative Financing and Delivery Mechanisms for Tackling Long-Term Unemployment: Report (PDF - 1.59 mb)

Implications of Global Value Chains for Trade, Investment, Development and Jobs: OECD Report to G20 (PDF - 1.7 mb)

Forthcoming:
-Pensions at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2013: Book listing
-How's Life? 2013: Measuring Well-being: Book listing
-World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments: Book listing
-OECD Skills Outlook 2013: Book listing
-The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader's Companion: Book listing

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ENERGY

Oil futures escalated in August on rising geopolitical tensions over Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons and the near total shut-in of Libyan production, says the IEA Oil Markte Report: Newsletter

Beyond simple savings: The added bonuses of energy efficiency: IEA Journal Article

Modernising Building Energy Codes: Press release | Report

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies of Morocco 2013
-Energy Policies beyond IEA Countries: Estonia 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

The OECD Climate Change eXplorer is a data visualisation tool that aims to enhance transparency by bringing climate-related statistics to life. The tool allows the user to visualise over 40 different data sets using animated "bubble" plots for the period 1990-2010. Website

Governments must deal with rising risks, says Water Security for Better Lives: Print edition now available. Press release | Book announcement | SG Speech | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Nearly all countries project increasing water risks due to climate change, says Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters. Print edition now available. Press release | Book announcement with country profiles | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Addressing Competitiveness and Carbon Leakage Impacts Arising from Multiple Carbon Markets : A Modelling Assessment: Working paper

The OECD Control System for waste recovery: Webpage

The Water Challenge: OECD's Response: Website

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Austria 2013: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: South Africa 2013: Book listing
-Effective Carbon Prices: Book listing

-World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments: Book listing
-Environment at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators: Book listing

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HEALTH

The Future of Public Health: Policy Decisions Today for Tomorrow's Population: Speech by DSG Leterme

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival: Book listing
-ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Forthcoming:
-The Internet Economy on the Rise: Progress since the Seoul Declaration: Book listing
-ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt: Report (PDF - 1.28 mb)

Follow NEA on Twitter

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Leaders endorse new G20/OECD principles on long-term investment financing: Press release | Principles (PDF - 118 kb)

Forthcoming:
-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

-Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security: Enhancing Efficiency and Integrity for Better Health Care: Book listing
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Public Procurement Review of the State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico: Book listing
-OECD Integrity Review of Italy: Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: Book listing
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
-Supervision and Enforcement in Corporate Governance: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Start-Up in Latin America Marine Biotechnology


Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Marine Biotechnology: Enabling Solutions for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Cross-Country Characterisation of the Patenting Behaviour of Firms based on Matched Firm and Patent Data: Working paper

Global Value Chains offer major opportunity for growth and progress in advanced and developing economies, according to OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report to G20: Press release | Report (PDF - 1.7 mb)

Forthcoming:
-Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Local Job Creation: How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help - Ireland: Report (PDF - 4.95 mb)

Supporting Small Business Development in the Province of Manisa, Turkey: Report (PDF - 1.25 mb)

Forthcoming
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing

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TAXATION

OECD's Gurría presents G20 Leaders with proposal to tackle tax evasion: Report (PDF - 2 mb)

The Tax Policy Landscape Five Years after the Crisis: Working paper

Tax Policy and Tax Reform in the People’s Republic of China: Working paper

Effective personal tax rates on marginal skills investments in OECD countries: a new methodology : Working paper

Forthcoming:
-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews:
-- Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Book listing

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TRADE

Implications of Global Value Chains for Trade, Investment, Development and Jobs: OECD Report to G20 (PDF - 1.7 mb)

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

ITF Newsletter, September 2014 includes an article on ITF at the APEC Transport Ministers Meeting: Newsletter

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

Forthcoming
-ITF Transport Outlook 2013

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: Synthesis Report: Website with links to Synthesis Report and Case Studies

Forthcoming:
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Antofagasta, Chile 2013:| Book listing
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Puebla-Tlaxcala, Mexico 2013: Book listing

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