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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

TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning A Teachers'Guide to TALIS 2013


Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Teachers' Guide to TALIS 2013 summarises key findings for teachers and school leaders. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2014: Catalogue

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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

Climate Change, Water and Agriculture


Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-OECD Agricultural Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

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OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mauritius OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2014


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mauritius 2014: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2014: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Bitcoin Question: Currency versus Trust-less Transfer Technology: Working paper

Measurement and analysis of implicit guarantees for bank debt: OECD survey results: Financial Market Trends article (to be posted soon on OECD iLibrary)

OECD Statement on Japan’s Efforts to Increase Foreign Bribery Enforcement: Press release

Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Brochure (PDF - 4 pages)

Informal ministerial meeting on responsible business conduct: Press release | Communique | Results of Survey on Investment Treaty Law (PDF - 64 pages) | Statement by National Contact Points one year after Rana Plaza PDF - 3 pages | Conference home page with blogs and tweets

Outcomes from the meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Plenary, Paris, 25-27 June 2014: Webpage

.Forthcoming
-Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture: Book listing
-Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014: Book listing
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Expanding Access to Clean Energy for Green Growth and Development: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

The Political Economy of Tax Incentives for Investment in the Dominican Republic: "Doctoring the Ball": Working paper

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

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

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Review: Italy 2014: Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Sweden 2013: Print as well as PDFnow available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, June 2014 includes articles on the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean 2014, the Global Forum on Development 2014, a meeting on gender inequality and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Perspectives on Global Development 2014: Boosting Productivity to Meet the Middle Income Challenge: Book listing
-Accountability and Democratic Governance: Orientations and Principles for Development: Book listing
-Multi-dimensional Review of Uruguay: Volume 1: Initial Assessment: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys: Korea 2014


Korea should implement reforms to develop a creative economcy, says OECD Economic Surveys: Korea 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014, Issue 1. Print as well as PDF versions are now available! Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: United States 2014: Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1127: Do resources flow to patenting firms? Cross-country evidence from firm level data
-1128: What explains the volume and composition of trade? Industrial evidence from a panel of countries

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

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Main Economic Indicators, June 2014 Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, Volume 2013, Issue 2


Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2014 Issue 6: Read and share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis, Volume 2013 Issue 2 includes six articles on short-term forecasting methods. Read and Share | Subscribe to the OECD Journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

OECD Statistics Brief, June 2014 includes focuses on the non-observed economy in the System of National Accounts: Newsletter

OECD Unit Labour Costs up 0.4% in the first quarter of 2014 as labour productivity falls: Press release

OECD annual inflation edges up to 2.1% in May 2014: Press release

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

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EDUCATION

TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning A Teachers'Guide to TALIS 2013


Teachers love their job but feel undervalued, unsupported and unrecognised, says TALIS 2013 Results: An International Perspective on Teaching and Learning: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Teachers' Guide to TALIS 2013 summarises key findings for teachers and school leaders. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Evaluating Measurement Invariance of TALIS 2013 Complex Scales: Comparison between Continuous and Categorical Multiple-Group Confirmatory Factor Analyses: Working paper

The OECD Education and Skills Newsletter, July 2014 features an article and a data visualisation from Talis 2013: Newsletter

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Netherlands 2014: Book listing

-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2014: Book listing
-Equity, Excellence and Inclusiveness in Education: Policy Lessons from Around the World: Book listing
-Measuring Innovation in Education: Book listing
-A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

The 2012 Labour Market Reform in Spain: A Preliminary Assessment


The 2012 Labour Market Reform in Spain: A Preliminary Assessment: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Ageing and Employment Policies: France 2014: Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Employment and Skills Strategies in Canada: Print as well as PDF versions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Recruiting Immigrant Workers: New Zealand 2014: Book listing
-Jobs for Immigrants, Volume 4: Labour Market Integration in Italy: Book listing
-OECD Employment Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Matching Economic Migration with Labour Market Needs: Book listing

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ENERGY

Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2014 Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014


Unconventional oil revolution to spread beyond North America by end of decade and global demand growth to loes momentum says Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2014: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014: Available only in PDF format. Book on Online bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Beyond Energy Security measures economic benefits of oil stocks: Press release | Report (PDF - 505 pages)

Ice-cold energy storage: Article

Volt-utility vehicles: garage-based grid: Article

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

Green Growth Indicators Climate Change, Water and Agriculture


Green Growth Indicators 2014: PDF version now available. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Water Governance in Jordan: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation: Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR): Website with Issues Paper and Case Studies


Forthcoming:
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Iceland 2014: Book listing
-Seine Basin, Île-de-France, 2014: Resilience to Major Floods
-Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey, Revised Edition (Completely replaces original edition, which had erroneous data. OECD to supply Revised copies free of charge to all who purchased original print copies): Book listing

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HEALTH

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Czech Republic 2014


Health spending starts to rise but remains weak in Europe, says OECD Health Statistics 2014: Press release | Database on OECD.org | Database on iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Czech Republic 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Pricing and competition in Specialist Medical Services: Working paper

After Decline in U.S. Health Expenditure Growth, OECD Sees Risk of Spending Uptick in Recovery: Press release | Comparison with other high spending countries

Forthcoming
-Making Mental Health Count: The Social and Economic Costs of Neglecting Mental Health Care: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Principles for Internet Policy Making: Report (PDF - 28 pages)

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Managing Environmental and Health Impacts of Uranium Mining


Managing Environmental and Health Impacts of Uranium Mining: Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary

2013 NEA Annual Report: Report (PDF 63 pages)

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2014 OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation Regulatory Policy in Kazakhstan


Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Country notes

OECD Framework for Regulatory Policy Evaluation: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Regulatory Policy in Kazakhstan: Towards Improved Implementation: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Water Governance in Jordan: Overcoming the Challenges to Private Sector Participation: Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Women, Government and Policy Making in OECD Countries: Fostering Diversity for Inclusive Growth. Print as well as PDF editions are now available: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Regulatory policy by country: Website

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
-Spain: From Administrative Reform to Continuous Improvement: Book listing
-The Governance of Regulators: Book listing
-OECD Integrity Review of Tunisia's Audit System: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Smarter research spending would boost French innovation, says OECD: Press release (Book to be published soon)

OECD International Awareness Week on Button Battery Safety: Announcement

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Netherlands 2014
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Colombia 2014: Book listing
-Science, Technology and Innovation in Viet Nam: Book listing
-Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Forthcoming
-Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014: Book listing

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TAXATION

Andorra commits to automatic exchange of information in tax matters: Press release

Cameroon signs the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters: Press release

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TRADE

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Road Safety Annual Report 2014: Report (PDF - 526 pages)

Freight Railway Development in Mexico: Report (PDF - 38 pages)

International Transport Forum Newsletter, June 2014 includes articles on transport options in Asian cities, wider integration of intelligent transport systems, cost overruns on infrastructure projects, the MobiPrize announcement, and other Forum activities. Newsletter

Key transport statistics: Brochure (PDF - 2 pages)

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

OECD launches interactive website on regional well-being: Press release | Website

Forthcoming
-OECD Regional Outlook 2014: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

Message in a bottle: Producers not taxpayers should pay for the waste they generate
Have you ever wondered who was paying to recycle that plastic bottle you just threw away? Until recently, it would have been collected and – to the extent possible – recycled by municipalities with the use of public money. But this is changing and today most used bottles are managed directly by their manufacturers. This evolution came with the introduction of the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). Read more

Aiming high: the values-driven economic potential of a successful TTIP deal
A year ago, Presidents Barroso and Obama launched negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP. We have now held five formal negotiating rounds, and it’s time to re-state the importance of this deal not only to us in Europe and the US, but for people around the world. The overall figures are impressive. The EU and the US trade goods and services worth around EUR 2bn every day, and together we make up one third of global trade. Independent assessment indicates that both sides could gain significantly in terms of GDP growth over ten years (EUR 120bn in the EU, EUR 90bn in the US) – and equally so does the rest of the world (EUR 100bn). Read more

Aid only for the neediest? Official development assistance after 2015
According to the most recent OECD aid statistics, in 2013 official development assistance (ODA) reached a record high of USD 134.8 billion, representing a rise of 6.1% compared to 2012. While this is good news, more detailed analysis shows worrying trends. The growth was largely (about 33%) in non-grant ODA – mostly loans – which tends to go to middle-income countries. On the other hand, grants, which typically flow to less developed countries, lagged behind, increasing by only 3.5% (excluding debt forgiveness). What’s more, bilateral aid to sub-Saharan Africa fell by 4% in real terms. So while ODA is on the rise in overall terms, the countries with the greatest need are being left behind. Read more

Does happiness score goals? The Better Life Index meets the World Cup
Do happy countries make great football teams? With the World Cup in full swing, we have already seen some great wins and some devastating losses. But do the performances of the players and the team reflect the situation back home? The favourites, Brazil, definitely seem like a cheerful bunch with their colourful banners and clothes, their samba dancing, and their extravagant style of football. But looking at how they score in the 11 Better Life dimensions may give a different picture. Compared with other countries, Brazil performs well in only a few dimensions. A fact that has sparked great controversy, as 11 billion dollars were spent on the World Cup preparations, money that some argue could have gone into raising Brazil’s well-being ranking. And what about the skilful Italians or the precise-passing Spaniards? Read more

Rain doesn’t follow the plow: climate change, agriculture and water
It takes about 1000 cubic metres (m3) of water to produce the food that one person eats in a year, assuming a daily intake of 2800 kilocalories (kcal) per day. This doesn’t include all the food wasted, and the average hides enormous differences in diet. Farmers have always had to react to changes in rainfall and temperature, but as a new OECD report Climate Change, Water and Agriculture argues, climate change poses challenges on a different scale from the variations that can affect crops and livestock during the course of a season or even a year or two. Read more

Who listens to policy advice, and what happens when they do?
One of the main tasks of international organisations such as the OECD is to advise governments on policy. Research and policy papers should make a difference in the real world and improve people’s lives. So a recent report by our colleagues at the World Bank came as quite a shock to many in the “policy community”: nearly one-third of the Bank’s policy reports on economic sector work or technical assistance had never been downloaded and almost 87 percent was never cited. How about the OECD? How do we know that our work is having any influence? Read more

How’s Life in your region?
How’s life in your neighbourhood? Do you take reviving lungfuls of clean fresh air when you step outside your front door, or struggle to peer through a miasma of polluted particles? Is it easy to find a job or is unemployment higher than in neighbouring areas? When it comes to measuring wellbeing, national figures are all very well, but they cannot tell you what it’s like to live in a particular region or city. Our day-to-day experience is essentially local – how easy is it to find a job, is there good Internet access and how clean is the air? And how can you find out these things about a new area? The OECD’s Regional Wellbeing tool enables you to do just that. Read more

What teachers – and the rest of us – can learn from the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey – TALIS
We entrust our children – and our countries’ future – to teachers; but do we really know how they feel about teaching, or what teaching practices they consider effective, or what makes them successful in their work? Today we reveal the results from our Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which asked more than 100,000 teachers in 34 participating countries about how their daily work is recognised, appraised and rewarded, about their attitudes towards teaching, and about their own experiences as lifelong learners. The results are important. Read more

How to stop businesses behaving badly
Forty of the 100 largest economic entities in the world in 2012 were corporations, not countries, according to business consultants Global Trends. The sheer size of multinational enterprises (MNEs) leads many citizens to worry that they will abuse their economic power and political influence. This is not a new concern, and in fact was one of the reasons the OECD produced its Guidelines for Multinational Enterprisesin 1976. The original Guidelines were published as an Annexe to a Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. At the time, much of the pressure to create some kind of framework for MNE activities came from the firms themselves. Read more

The transatlantic trade deal must work for the people, or it won’t work at all
In 2013, the United States and the European Union began talks on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The AFL-CIO and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) believe that increasing trade ties could be beneficial for both American and European workers, but only if TTIP promotes a people-centered approach which considers the interests of the public and not just those of corporations. Read more

Corporate leaders: Your supply chain is your responsibility
On 24 April 2013 the Rana Plaza, a commercial building and garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed, claiming some 1,130 lives and injuring thousands more. The shock was felt globally. How could this happen? Who was to blame? If the building was not fit for purpose, why was it being used? How could such a disaster be prevented from happening again? OECD Observer article

Ready-made garments in Bangladesh: No longer a forgotten sector
The collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka, killing over a thousand workers, was not just a human tragedy. The ready-made garmants sector is hugely important in Bangladesh, both economically and socially. This gives dealing with the Rana Plaza aftermath even greater importance. OECD Observer article

Corporate Social Responsibility: Emerging good practice for a new era
Are global companies improving their environmental, social and governance performance? There is good reason to be optimistic, though there is much work to be done. OECD Observer article

Responsible business conduct: Which way forward?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is no longer just a marketing buzzword but has become a mainstream part of business operations in companies the world over. From so-called triple bottom line accounting through legal frameworks to stock market indexes that reward responsible business conduct on social and environmental fronts, company values increasingly reflect CSR values too. But what of their global supply chains, do they hold the same high values? How can multinational companies in particular be sure that the myriad of firms they source from in poorer countries do not cut corners with people’s lives or the environment? In this OECD Observer roundtable, we asked a range of stakeholders, from government, business, labour and civil society, for their views. OECD Observer article

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