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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 1 AUGUST 2012 (Next issue 3 September 2012)
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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

Model Tax Convnetion 2010: Full Version Uranium 2011 OECD Tourism Trends and Policy 2012


Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital 2010: Full Version: At long last the full print version of the Model Tax Convention as approved in July 2010 is now available, with the PDF to come shortly on the OECD iLibrary. This version completely replaces the old loose-leaf version. Histories have been extended back to 1963. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (Coming Soon!)

Global uranium supply ensured for the long term, says Uranium 2011: Resources, Production, Demand: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Growth in tourism industry picks up says OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

OECD Subscription Prices for 2013: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2012: Catalogue

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 2012-2021: Print copies now available! Press release | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Rebuilding Fisheries: The Way Forward: Print copies now available! Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Stochastic Model Development and Price Volatility Analysis: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2012: OECD Countries: Book listing
-Livestock Diseases: Prevention, Control and Compensation Schemes: Book listing
-OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Indonesia 2012: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Foreign Direct Investment in Figures, July 2012: Report

National Treatment for Foreign-Controlled Enterprises, 2012: Report (PDF - 648 kb) | List of measures reported for transparency (PDF - 547 kb)

Financial education and women: Webpage

Forthcoming
-OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises
-Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries: Book listing
-Capital Markets in the Dominican Republic: Tapping the Potential for Development: Book listing
-Competitive Neutrality: Maintaining a Level Playing Field between Public and Private Business: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Corporate Governance, Value Creation and Growth: The Bridge between Finance and Enterprise: Book listing



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DEVELOPMENT

DACnews, July 2012 includes articles on programme complexity and opportunity, the new Global Partnership, new poverty patterns, governance, green growth and controlling illicit financial flows: Newsletter

West Africa Gateway: Newsletter of the Sahel and West Africa Club, July 2012: Newsletter

OECD to host the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) Secretariat: Announcement

OECD Development Centre on Twitter: Announcement

Forthcoming
-Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries: Book listing
-Capital Markets in the Dominican Republic: Tapping the Potential for Development: Book listing
-International Support to Peace Processes:The Missing Piece: Book listing


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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys Portugal 2012


OECD Economic Surveys: Portugal 2012: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-979: Non-Parametric Stochastic Simulations to Investigate Uncertainty around the OECD Indicator Model Forecasts

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Indonesia 2012: Book listing
-Directory of Bodies of the OECD 2012: Book listing

 


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD Statistics Newsletter, July 2012 includes articles on measuring trust in official statistics, nowcasting procedures in Austria for estimating R&D, and making stats fun. Newsletter

OECD annual inflation rate eases slightly to 2.0% in June 2012: Press release

OECD composite leading indicators point to easing in the pace of economic activity in major economies: Press release


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EDUCATION

Connected Minds: Technology and Today's Learners Untapped Skills: Realising the Potential of Immigrant Students Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Antiquia, Colomia 2012
Delivering School Transparency in Australia Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Portugal Reviews of National Policies for Eduction: Higher Education in the Dominican Republic 2012


Connected Minds: Technology and Today's Learners: Blog post | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Untapped Skills: Realising the Potential of Immigrant Students: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Antioquia, Colombia 2012: Book on OECD iLibrary Only available in PDF form.

Delivering School Transparency in Australia: National Reporting through My School: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Portugal 2012: Book on OECD iLibrary (Only available in PDF form)

Reviews of National Policies for Education: Higher Education in the Dominican Republic 2012 PDF now available. Print version to come soon! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Guidance from PISA for the Canary Islands, Spain: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Bringing About Curriculum Innovations: 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: Luxembourg 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Mexico 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training: Skills beyond School Review of Switzerland: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Canada 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Czech Republic 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Japan 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Korea 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: New Zealand 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Norway 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Sweden 2012: Book listing
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: United Kingdom 2012: Book listing
-Modernising Secondary School Buildings in Portugal: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Upgrading School Buildings in Mexico with Social Participation: The Better Schools Programme: Book listing
-School Leadership: The creation of a common school culture: Teaching and Learning: International Survey (TALIS 2008 Data thematic report)
-Education at a Glance 2012: Book listing
-Education at a Glance 2012: Highlights: Book listing
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Transitions to Tertiary Education and Work for Youth with Disabilities: Book listing

-Skills beyond School Review of Switzerland: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

OECD sees high jobless rates continuing in OECD Employment Outlook 2012: Print copies now available! Press release | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Job Tasks, Work Skills and the Labour Market
-Social Unrest: Book listing

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ENERGY

Renewables Information 2012 Electricity Information 2012 Coal Information 2012


Global warming may lead to ‘Miami Beach in Boston’ situation unless urgent action is taken, says IEA Executive Director: Press release

Environmental advantages of railways are highlighted in new report: Press release

New IEA statistics publications highlight latest global and OECD trends across major energy sources: Press release | See publications below...

Renewables Information 2012. PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Electricity Information 2012: PDF available now. Print version to some soon! Book on Online bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Coal Information 2012. PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Oil Information 2012. PDF and print versions now available! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries 2012. PDF and print versions now available! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2012. PDF and print versions now available! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA presents report on Chile’s capacity to respond to energy supply emergencies: Press release

Forthcoming
-Electricity Security and a Climate-constrained World: Book listing

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ENVIRONMENT

Forthcoming:
-Illegal Trade in Environmentally Sensitive Goods: Book listing

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HEALTH

Forthcoming
-Waiting Time Policies in the Health Sector: What Works: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Latest broadband statistics: Website

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Uranium 2011


Global Uranium Supply ensured for the long term, says Uranium 2011: Resources, Production, Demand: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

NEA Monthly News Bulletin, July 2012: News Bulletin

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Risk and Regulatory Policy: Website

Forthcoming:
-Better Regulation in Europe: Greece 2012: Book listing

-Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2: Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation: Book listing
-Working Smarter in Revenue Administration: Book listing
-Stocktaking of Business Integrity and Anti-Bribery Legislation, Policies and Practices in Twenty African Countries: Book listing

-OECD Integrity Review of Brazil: Managing Risks for a Cleaner Public Service: Book listing
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OECD Public Governance Reviews: France: An international perspective on the General Review of Public Policies: Book listing
-Competitive Neutrality: Maintaining a Level Playing Field between Public and Private Business: Book listing


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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012


Growth in tourism industry picks up says OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Central and Southern Denmark 2012: Book listing



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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012


Growth in tourism industry picks up says OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2012: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION

Model Tax Convention: Full Version 2010


Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital 2010: Full Version: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (Coming Soon!)

Taxing Wages 2011 PDF available now. Print version to come soon! Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD welcomes multilateral efforts to improve international tax compliance and transparency: Press release

Tunisia signs multilateral agreement on fiscal co-operation and strengthens its links with the OECD: Press release

OECD updates OECD Model Tax Convention to extend information requests to groups: Announcement | New text for Article 26

Trends in Personal Income Tax and Employee Social Security Contribution Schedules: Working paper

Shifting from Social Security Contributions to Consumption Taxes: The Impact on Low-Income Earner Work Incentives: Working paper

Automatic exchange of information: What it is, how it works, benefits, what remain to be done: Report (PDF - 1.99 mb)

Keeping it safe: The OECD guide on the protection of confidentiality of information exchanged for tax purposes: Report (PDF - 1.62 mb)

Global Forum Secretariat and United Arab Emirates enhance co-operation to improve tax transparency in the MENA region: Press release

Forthcoming:
-Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital 2010: Full Electronic Version (eMTC)
On USB Flash Memory Key: Listing

-Working Smarter in Revenue Administration: Book listing

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TRADE

Multilateralising Regionalism: Disciplines on Export Restrictions in Regional Trade Agreements: Working paper

Monthly Export Credit Interest Rate Update: Website

Forthcoming:
-Illegal Trade in Environmentally Sensitive Goods: Book listing


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TRANSPORTATION

Smart Grids and Elecctric Vehicles: Made for Each Other? Policy Brief (PDF 321 kb)

Cycling Safety: Key Messages: Report (PDF - 1.42 mb)

Forthcoming:
-Pedestrian Safety, Urban Space and Health: Book listing

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Antioquia, Colombia 2012: Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Promoting Growth in All Regions: Book listing
-OECD Territorial Review: Chicago Tri-State Metropolitan Region: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation: Central and Southern Denmark 2012: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Let’s read them a story! Helping your children succeed in school
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education” said Mark Twain. Well, watching a film like Race to Nowhere makes you think Twain was right. The film describes schools miserably unable to prepare young Americans to become “healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens”. What went wrong? The schools portrayed are obsessed by success, but ironically they fail students. The pressure is such that the students’ only aim is to pass exams. Students are caught aboard a runaway train and use any means available to cope with the madness of the system. These include cheating, taking stimulants and tranquilisers, or even inflicting harm upon themselves. They don’t learn but merely memorize, regurgitate and forget. A student sighed with relief after her final exam: “Phew… I’ll never have to speak French again!” Read more

Building a new power balance BRIC by BRIC
Western dominance of global financial and political institutions is about to end if the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have anything to do with it. In June 2012, as Europe stumbled, the BRICS came to the rescue, pledging $75 billion to the IMF’s Eurozone bailout fund of $460 billion. The move illustrates the bloc’s increased importance in the global economy. Najim Azahaf, project manager of the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s SGI project which analyses the governance structures and reform capacities of countries (and whose study on Sustainable Governance in the BRICS will be published this fall), claims that “the BRICS are about to change the power structure in the world economic system, and our study will provide a detailed profile of strengths and weaknesses in terms of institutional frameworks, government performance and governance capacity and help to answer central questions such as how sustainable their economic development is”. Read more

Sport, thou art fertility!
The trouble with the modern Olympics is that they’ve totally abandoned the spirit of the ancient games and sold their soul to sponsors, professionalism, and cheating, not to mention the worst traffic jams you’re ever likely to see in a modern city. That, in any case, was the opinion of Pausanius writing nearly 2000 years ago about the games organised by the Romans. He had a point, but luckily some things have improved over the years. McDonalds has been mocked for insisting their deal gives them an exclusive right to sell chips at London 2012 (TM), but as historian Mary Beard points out, at least they don’t expect their CEO to be allowed to compete in the sport of his choice. When Nero bankrolled the games, he insisted on driving in the chariot race. And getting the laurel wreath, despite as Professor Beard points out, coming technically what we’d call “last” after falling off at the first bend. Read more

 

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