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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

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HIGHLIGHTS

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014 Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters


Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels in most Euro-area economies but Australia, Portugal, Sweden and the US have regained pre-crisis levels are are even showing a positive trend, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014. .READ and PDF versions available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Taking an important step towards greater transparency and putting an end to banking secrecy in tax matters, the OECD has released the full version of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2014: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014


Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels in most Euro-area economies but Australia, Portugal, Sweden and the US have regained pre-crisis levels are are even showing a positive trend, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014. .READ and PDF versions available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Also see Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2014 (Preliminary version)

OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2014: Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact Finding Survey: Working paper

State-Invested Enterprises in the Global Marketplace: Implications for a Level Playing Field: Working paper

Investment Treaties and Shareholder Claims for Reflective Loss: Insights from Advanced Systems of Corporate Law: Working paper

Public consultation on the revision of the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises: Announcement

Assessment of Merger Control in Chile: Report (PDF - 113 pages)

Defining the Relevant Market in Telecommunications: Review of Selected OECD Countries and Colombia: Report (PDF - 69 pages)

Fighting Bid Rigging in Colombia: Report (PDF - 114 pages)

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-Financing SMES and Entrepreneurship 2014: An OECD Scoreboard: Book listing
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Japan 2014


Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need says OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Japan 2014: READ and PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Calculated Risk: How Donors Should Engage with Risk Financing  and Transfer Mechanisms: Working paper

Boosting productivity key for developing economies to close income gap with advanced countries, says Perspectives on Global Development 2014: Boosting Productivity to Meet the Middle Income Challenge: Print as well as READ and PDF versions now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Development Results: An Overview of Results Measurement and Management: Briefing Note

Forthcoming
-Accountability and Democratic Governance: Oritentations and Principles for Development: Book listing
-Multi-dimensional Review of Uruguay: Volume 1: Initial Assessment: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, says "Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy": Report (PDF - 53 pages)

Macroeconomic stability and structural reform key to strong and inclusive growth, says OECD Economic Surveys: Turkey 2014: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD appoints Mari Kiviniemi and Stefan Kapferer as Deputy Secretaries-General: Press release

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1139: Gross Earning Inequalities in OECD Countries and Major Non-member Economies: Determinants and Future Scenarios
-1140: International Migration: The Relationship with Economic and Policy Factors in the Home and Destination Country
-1141: The Demand for Skills 1995-2008: A Global Supply Chain Perspective
-1143: Overcoming Skills Shortages in Canada
-1144: Women’s Role in the Swiss Economy
-1145: Deconstructing Canada's Housing Markets: Finance, Affordability and Urban Sprawl
-1146: Improving Well-Being in the United States
-1147: Making the Best of New Energy Resources in the United States
-1148: Health, Work and Working Conditions: A Review of the Eurpean Economic Literature
-1149: Taxing the Rent of Non-Renewable Resource Sectors: A Theoretical Note
-1150: Workplace Stress in the United States: Issues and Policies
-1151: Economic Uncertainties and their Impact on Activity in Greece Compared with Ireland and Portugal
-1152: Fostering a Creative Economy to Drive Korean Growth
-1153: Reducing Income Inequality and Poverty and Promoting Social Mobility in Korea
-1154: Productivity Measurement with Natural Capital and Bad Outputs
-1155: US Long-Term Interest Rates and Capital Flows to Emerging Economies

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Spain 2014: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

National Accounts of OECD Countries 2014, Volume 2: Detailed Tables


National Accounts of OECD Countries 2014, Volume 2: Detailed Tables: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD employment rate rises for the fourth consecutive quarter to 65.6% in first quarter of 2014: Press release

OECD annual inflation stable at 2.1% in June 2014: Press release

International Collaboration on Microdata Access: Export Group Report

Forthcoming
-How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820: Book listing

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EDUCATION

OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands 2014 Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective


OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands 2014: Read and Share | Book listing | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Equity, Excellence and Inclusiveness in Education: Policy Lessons from Around the World: Print as well as READ and PDFare now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Shifting Responsibilities: 20 Years of Education Devolution in Sweden: Working paper

How innovative is the education sector? Education Indicators in Focus

Education and Skills Newsletter, July 2014 includes articles on TALIS, the appointment of Andreas Schliecher as Director of the OECD Education and Skills Directorate, PISA for Development and more: Newsletter

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-Education at a Glance 2014 (To be released 9 September): Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2014: Book listing
-A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Italy needs to improve immigrant integration in society and work, says Jobs for Immigrants, Volume 4: Labour Market Integration in Italy: Print as well as READ and PDFversions are now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Connecting People with Jobs: Activation Policies in the United Kingdom: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Recruiting Immigrant Workers: New Zealand 2014: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-OECD Employment Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs: Book listing

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ENERGY

Energy Statistics of OECD Countries 2014 Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2014
Oil Information 2014 Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Luxembourg 2014 Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity Quarterly Statistics First Quarter 2014


Energy Statistics of OECD Counries 2014: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2014: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Oil Information 2014: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA encourages Luxembourg to push for a smart, sustainable energy and transport system in Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Luxembourg 2014: Available only in PDF format. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Quarterly Statistics, First Quarter 2014: Subscribe to journal | View issue on OECD iLibrary

Energy Prices and Taxes, Second Quarter 2014. Subscribe to journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2014. Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global oil demand is forecast to accelerate in 2015, says Oil Market Report, July 2014: Report

Interactive map provides information on global unconventional gas output: Map

Forthcoming:
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Morocco 2014
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Expanding Access to Clean Energy for Green Growth and Development: Book listing

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ENVIRONMENT

Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport


Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey - Revised edition. Print as well as READ and PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Iceland 2014: Book listing
-Seine Basin, Île-de-France, 2014: Resilience to Major Floods

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HEALTH

Mental healthcare under-resourced in too many countries, says Making Mental Health Count: The Social and Economic Costs of Neglecting Mental Health Care: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are available now. Press release | Focus on Health Summary | Read and Share | Book listing | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Health Update, July 2014 includes article on health expenditure, obesity, dementia, ageing populations, and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies: Recommendation

OECD Broadband Portal updated: Portal

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator: Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

The Governance of Regulators


The Governance of Regulators: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Spain: From Administrative Reform to Continuous Improvement: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Boosting Resilience through Innovative Risk Governance. Print as well as READ and PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Regulatory Policy in Kazakhstan: Towards Improved Implementation: Print as well as READ and PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Public Governance Newsletter, July 2014 includes articles on rebuilding trust, governance of critical risk, innovation in the public sector, the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation, women's leadership in public life, and regional well-being: Newsletter

OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies: Recommendation

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

Forthcoming
-Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 3: Implementing the OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying: Book listing
-Seine Basin, Île-de-France, 2014: Resilience to Major Floods

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014 Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport
Main Science and Technology Indicators 2014/1 Tourism and the Creative Economy


Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels in most Euro-area economies but Australia, Portugal, Sweden and the US have regained pre-crisis levels are are even showing a positive trend, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014. .READ and PDF versions available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Also see Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2014 (Preliminary version)

Nanotechnology and Tyres: Greening Industry and Transport: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2014, Issue 1. Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Tourism and the Creative Economy: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Netherlands 2014
-Science, Technology and Innovation in Viet Nam: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014 Tourism and the Creative Economy


Start-up rates remain below pre-crisis levels in most Euro-area economies but Australia, Portugal, Sweden and the US have regained pre-crisis levels are are even showing a positive trend, says Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014. .READ and PDF versions available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary Also see Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2014 (Preliminary version)

Tourism and the Creative Economy: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurship 2014: An OECD Scoreboard: Book listing

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TAXATION

Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters


Taking an important step towards greater transparency and putting an end to banking secrecy in tax matters, the OECD has released the full version of the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD approves the 2014 update to the OECD Model Tax Convention. Changes include revisions to Articles 26 and its commentary, changes to the application of Article 17 on Artistes and Sportsmen, changes to the meaning of "beneficial owner", and changes related to emissions permits and credits as well as termination payments. The 2014 Condensed Version should be available for sale early in September. We are hoping the 2014 Full Version will be available by the end ot the year. Press release

Forthcoming

-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews:
--Anguilla 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Andorra 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Antiqua and Barbuda 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Chile 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Georgia 2014, Phase I: Book listing
--Indonesia 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Mexico 2014, Phase II: Book listing
--Montserrat 2014: Book listing
--Saint Lucia 2014: Book listing

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TRADE

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2014 Issue 1: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, says "Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy": Report (PDF - 53 pages)

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

International Transport Forum Newsletter, July 2014 includes articles on transport investment in Latin America and global freight. Newsletter

Global Trade and Transport Statistics Brief: Brief

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Does Regional Economic Growth Depend on Proximity to Urban Centres? Working paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Regional Outlook 2014: Book listing

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Can the New Deal for Fragile States Live Up To its Promise to Significantly Shift Agency to the Local?
On a recent visit to Mogadishu I was reminded again of the overwhelmingly complex set of challenges facing the government and people of Somalia, and their regional and international partners. The legitimacy of the government is challenged and its capacity to deliver is weak. A new initiative has been underway since 2011, and it now focuses on the specific development challenges and opportunities faced by countries affected by conflict and fragility. It seeks to transform the way international assistance to these countries is managed. Read more

The New Deal for Fragile States: a reply to Cedric de Coning
Cedric de Coning’s article yesterday, “Can the New Deal Live Up To Its Promise to Significantly Shift Agency to the Local?” reminds us that the New Deal is meant to be a “game changer” in the way countries and organisations undertake development cooperation in fragile states. The New Deal calls for national ownership over the development process, involving “country solutions” to the challenges of peacebuilding and statebuilding. However, in fragile states, national ownership cannot be taken for granted. It needs to be built up, and this may require significant time and resources. It is not just about what countries and organisations do, but also howthey go about doing it. The process counts. Read more

Half of all ODA should go to the least developed countries
The UN classifies as “least developed countries” those nations that are the bottom of the development ladder from all perspectives. The category was created in recognition of the deep-seated structural constraints these countries face, resulting in low per-capita income, weak human capital and high economic vulnerability. Without help, they are unable to adequately address their development challenges, irrespective of the efforts they may make. Moreover, they are the most exposed to economic shocks and degradation of natural capital, including through climate change. Their need for enhanced and targeted support from the international community is obvious. Of the 48 least-developed countries, 34 are in Africa, 13 in the Asia-Pacific region, and one, Haiti, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Together they are home to about 900 million people, with a relatively high share of young people among their populations. Over the past decade, the least developed countries have made progress in many of the areas targeted by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): they have reduced child and maternal mortality, increased enrolment in primary education, and improved gender equality and women’s empowerment. Yet they still have a very long way to go, and around 50% of their population remain poor. Read more

Here come the robots!
How do you feel about robots? Do you look forward to one day lying by the pool sipping a piña colada mixed by your beaming electronic buddy? Or do you expect to die cowering in your hovel as an army of metal men batter down the door? Read more

Will a robot take your job?
Back when Amazon mostly sold books, it hired writers and editors to come up with helpful reviews and recommendations. The aim was to create the atmosphere of a friendly local bookshop. But the writers and editors didn’t last. They were replaced by Amabot, an algorithm that picked up on users’ browsing and buying history.Amabot’s buying recommendations were – and are – often eerily accurate, but even some of Amazon’s own people didn’t much like the software robot. As Steve Coll writes, one anonymous staffer even vented his spleen in a newspaper ad: “Thanks for nothing, you jury-rigged rust bucket. The gorgeous messiness of flesh and blood will prevail!” Will it? Read more

Just the numbers: How much are public servants paid?
Few issues are more likely to provoke a row than the pay of public servants – overpaid and underworked or selfless heroes who could be earning more in the private sector? We can’t settle that debate here, but, using data from Government at a Glance 2013, we can at least give you some sense of how public sector pay compares across some OECD countries. Read more

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