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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

OECD Factbook 2013 Taxing Energy Use Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013


OECD Factbook 2013: Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics. Special Chapter on Gender Equity now available! The print edition of the full book will come out in mid-February. Follow Tweets of new facts! | View on OECD iLibrary | Book on Online Bookshop

OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals in Taxing Energy Use: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 collects details on more than 550 fossil fuel support measures in the 34 OECD member countries, including many provided by state and provincial governments: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

Follow new facts from the OECD Factbook 2013 on the OECD Publications Twitter account: https://twitter.com/OECD_Pubs

Follow OECD Publications on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OECDPublications

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

International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables: Watermelons OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2012


International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables: Watermelons: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2012. Print version now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Updated OECD List of Varieties eligible for seed certification: Website

Forthcoming
-International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables: Broccoli: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements 2013: PDF (1.14 mb)

OECD Code of Liberaliation of Current Invisible Operations 2013: PDF (1.03 mb)

Balancing Commercial and Non-Commercial Priorities of State-Owned Enterprises: Working Paper

Beneficial Ownership and Control :  A Comparative Study - Disclosure, Information and Enforcement: Working Paper

Investor Relations and Communications:  An Overview of Leading Practices in the OECD Area: Working paper

Reforming Policies for the Business Sector to Harvest the Benefits of Globalisation in the Netherlands: Working paper

OECD PISA Financial Literacy Assessment: Announcement

OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions: Updated Ratification Status

OECD-Indonesia work on corporate governance: Webpage

Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership and Control: Policy Options for Indonesia: Report

Improving the understanding of terrorist financing in West Africa and advancing other research: Report on an FATF Workshop

Forthcoming
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Book listing
-Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies to Support Private Investment: Book listing
-New Entrepreneurs and High Performance Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa: Book listing
-OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013: Book listing
-Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies to Support Private Investment: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Revised DAC List of ODA Recipients: List

History of DAC Lists of ODA recipients: Webpage

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, January 2013 includes articles on development co-operation challenges, women's empowerment, and domestic demand in Southeast Asia: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems: Book listing
-Southeast Asian Economic Outlook 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys Colombia 2013 Measuring Fiscal Consolidation: Concepts and Policies


Looking to 2060: A Global Vision: Video

Economic reforms over the past two decades have yielded strong growth and contributed to the Colombia’s resilience to the global economic crisis, says OECD Economic Surveys: Colombia 2013: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measuring Fiscal Decentralisation: Concepts and Policies. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Australia 2012. Print edition now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Luxembourg 2012: Print edition now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Slovak Republic 2012: Print edition now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys Sweden 2012: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Journal: Economic Studies, Volume 2012 Issue 1. Includes articles on the determinants of earning inequality, taxes and income inequality, fiscal multipliers, interest rate-growth differentials and government debt, avoiding debt traps, increased uncertainty and shedding of assets, and ICT and growth. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Subscribe to the OECD Journal | Issue on the OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2012 Issue 2: No. 92, November 2012: Print edition now available: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1000: Long-Term Growth Scenarios
-1009: Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium
-1010: Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care in the Netherlands
-1011: Reforming Policies for the Business Sector to Harvest the Benefits of Globalisation in the Netherlands
-1012: The Dutch Labour Market: Preparing for the Future
-1013: The Equity Implications of Fiscal Consolidation
-1014: Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts?
-1015: The US Labour Market Recovery Following the Great Recession
-1016: The Performance of Road Transport Infrastructure and its Links to Policies

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: United Kingdom 2013: Book listing
-Economic Policy Reforms 2013: Going for Growth: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

National Accounts of OECD Countries: Financial Balance Sheets 2012


National Accounts of OECD Countries, Financial Balance Sheets 2012. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators 2012 analyses the role of productivity as the main driver of economic growth and convergence and the contributions of labour, capital and Multi-Factor Productivity (MFP) in driving economic growth. Print edition now available.: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Composite Leading Indicators for G7 Countries:  A Comparison of the Hodrick-Prescott Filter and the Multivariate Direct Filter Approach: Working paper

OECD annual inflation stable at 1.9% in December 2012: Press release

Frequently Asked Questions on OECD Composite Leading Indicators: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2012: Book listing
-National Accounts at a Glance 2013: Book listing

-OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-Being: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Tertiary Education in Colombia Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Chile 2013


Reviews of National Policies for Education: Tertiary Education in Colombia 2012: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Reviews of National Policies for Education: Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Chile 2013. PDF available now. Print version to come shortly: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Fathers’ Leave, Fathers’ Involvement and Child Development:  Are They Related? Working paper

What are the social benefits of education? Education Indicators in Focus

Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) Feasibility Study Report, Volume 1: Design and Implementation: Report (PDF - 7.13 mb)

OECD PISA Financial Literacy Assessment: Announcement

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
-Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education and Care: Sweden 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland: Book listing
-Trends Shaping Education 2013: Book listing
-Art for Art's Sake: Book listing
-PISA 2012 Assessment and Analytical Framework: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Mental Health and Work: Belgium


Belgium should be more proactive in tackling mental health issues in the workplace, says Mental Health and Work: Belgium: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Fathers’ Leave, Fathers’ Involvement and Child Development:  Are They Related? Working paper

The US Labour Market Recovery Following the Great Recession: Working paper

Why do Russian Firms Use Fixed-Term and Agency Work Contracts? Working paper

The Dutch Labour Market: Preparing for the Future: Working paper

Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Mental Health and Work: Denmark: Book listing
-Mental Health and Workd: Norway: Book listing
-Mental Health and Work: Sweden: Book listing
-Korea: Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers: Book listing
-Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Germany 2013: Book listing

-Strengthening Social Cohesion in Korea: Book listing

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ENERGY

Taxing Energy Use Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013
Energy Prices and Taxes V2012 N4 Oil Gas Coal and Electricity Quarterly Statistics V2013 N1


OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals in Taxing Energy Use: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 collects details on more than 550 fossil fuel support measures in the 34 OECD member countries, including many provided by state and provincial governments: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Prices and Taxes, Volume 2012 Issue 4 features an article on the Australian electricity market: Subscribe to the periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Subscribe to the periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Oil market tightened in December, says IEA Monthly Oil Market Report: Press release

First IEA regional technology study plots carbon-neutral Nordic energy system: Press release

Forthcoming
-Electricity in a Climate-Constrained World: Book listing
-Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Sweden 2013
: Book listing
-Renewable Energies in the Middle East and North Africa: Policies to Support Private Investment: Book listing
-Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Germany 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

Taxing Energy Use Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 OECD Environmental Performance Review: Mexico 2013


OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals in Taxing Energy Use: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 collects details on more than 550 fossil fuel support measures in the 34 OECD member countries, including many provided by state and provincial governments: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mexico can do more to promote socially-inclusive green growth, says OECD Environmental Performance Review: Mexico 2013 PDF now available. Printed book to come soon! Read and Share | Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Water Challenge: OECD's Response: Webpage

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

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Italy 2013: Book listing

-Electricity in a Climate-Constrained World: Book listing

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HEALTH

Mental Health and Work: Belgium


Mental Health and Work: Belgium presents an overview of the country’s approach to helping people with mental health issues: Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Health Care Reform and Long-Term Care in the Netherlands: Working paper

Health Spending Growth at Zero: Which Countries, Which Sectors Are Most Affected? Working paper

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

-Mental Health and Work: Denmark: Book listing
-Mental Health and Workd: Norway: Book listing
-Mental Health and Work: Sweden: Book listing

-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Denmark 2013:Raising Standards: Book listing


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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Building Blocks for Smart Networks: Blog post | Working paper

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

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Economics of Long-Term Operation of Nuclear Power Plants: Report (PDF - 2.53 mb)

Nuclear Energy Today, Second Edition: Report (PDF - 11.09 mb)

The Supply of Medical Radioisotopes: Market Impacts of Converting to Low-Enriched Uranium Targest for Medical Isotope Production: Report (PDF - 4.55 mb)

Follow NEA on Twitter

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Taxing Energy Use Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 Measuring Fiscal Consolidation: Concepts and Policies


OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals in Taxing Energy Use: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 collects details on more than 550 fossil fuel support measures in the 34 OECD member countries, including many provided by state and provincial governments: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measuring Fiscal Decentralisation: Concepts and Policies.PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-Brazil's Supreme Audit Institution: The Audit of the Consolidated Year-end Govrnment Report: Book listing
-OECD e-Government Studies: Egypt 2012: Book listing
-Reaping the Benefits of ICTs in Spain: Strategic Study on Communication Infrastructure and Paperless Administration: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Database Update (periodical issue to come out in March 2013): Announcement | Database

Innovation and Inclusive Development:  A Discussion of the Main Policy Issues: Working paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policies: Sweden 2013: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Forthcoming
-New Entrepreneurs and High Performance Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa: Book listing
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing

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TAXATION

Taxing Energy Use Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013


OECD calls for better alignment of energy policy, public finances and environmental goals in Taxing Energy Use: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures for Fossil Fuels 2013 collects details on more than 550 fossil fuel support measures in the 34 OECD member countries, including many provided by state and provincial governments: Press release | Book announcement with country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Base Erosion and Profit Sharing: Website

OECD Fiscal Decentralisation Database: Website

The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Romania as new member: Announcement

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

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TRADE

Monthly Export Credit Interest Rate Update: Website

Forthcoming
-OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, Second Edition: Book listing

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TRANSPORTATION

The Performance of Road Transport Infrastructure and its Links to Policies: Working paper

ITF Newsletter, January 2013 includes articles on road safety, the ITF Board meeting, and other recent activities: Newsletter

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Measuring the Potential of Local Green Growth:  An Analysis of Greater Copenhagen: Working Paper

Forthcoming:
-Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland: Book listing
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Brazil: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Aid for Trade: Integrating global value chains
Sweden has a vision of an international trading system that embraces all nations of the world, not only those that are already well-off. That is why free trade coupled with trade-related development cooperation is a priority for the Swedish Government. This is also why I, as State Secretary to the Swedish Minister for Trade, am pleased that Sweden is co-arranging this Policy Dialogue on Aid for Trade in Paris on 16–17 January. Read more

Smart networks: coming soon to a home near you
In 2017 a household with two teenagers will have 25 Internet connected devices. In 2022 this will rise to 50, compared with only 10 today. In households in the OECD alone there will be 14 billion connected devices, up from 1.7 billion today and this doesn’t take into account everything outside the household and outside the OECD. All this leads to the smart world discussed in a new OECD paper, Building Blocks of Smart Networks. Read more

Think differently and get filming
Who needs the Sundance Film Festival when you have this? The OECD’s annual competition for young videomakers. Once again, we’re asking anyone aged between 18 and 25 to submit a short video (no more than three minutes) on a theme close to the OECD’s heart. This year, we want you to look at the global economy and then Think Differently: How would you shape tomorrow’s global economy? And what key issues do we need to think about to build a more inclusive world? The prize? An all-expenses-paid trip to Paris in late May, just in time for the OECD Forum. As previous entrants can testify, that’s well worth winning: “It’s one of the most enriching experience of my life,” said Rachit Sai Barak, a winner in 2012. “At the Forum I not only had the privilege to listen to some of the most eminent economists, politicians and leaders of the world, but I also got a chance to share my experiences, highlight problems and find effective solutions.” Read more

The OECD at Davos
The great and the good have been milling around Davos this week, mulling over the challenges facing the global economy. Among the attendees is the OECD’s Angel Gurría, who’s been talking to a number of news outlets. In an interview with Reuters, he was asked about British Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge this week to renegotiate his country’s membership in the European Union and then ask British voters to decide on whether to stay in or get out of the EU. The OECD Secretary-General argued that much of Britain’s frustration with the EU arose from the divergence in economic performance across the bloc between the peripheral economies and countries like Germany. “Europe has a problem of divergence in productivity and competitiveness,” he said. But he argued that the EU was now firmly on a path of recovery and convergence that would make the bloc stronger over the next five years. “We’re rebuilding, it’s going to be stronger, nobody’s going to leave,” he predicted. Read more

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