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LIBRARIANS' EDITION,  1 MARCH 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

Trends Shaping Education 2013 Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013


Ageing populations, increasing inequality, and changing family structures to affect education in the future, says Trends Shaping Education 2013: Blog post | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD government borrowing set to rise slightly in 2013, says OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book announcement | 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

Forthcoming
-International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables: Broccoli: Book listing
-OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013 OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2013


OECD government borrowing set to rise slightly in 2013, says OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book announcement | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Greece: Competition Assessment Project: Announcement

Outcomes of FATF Plenary 20-22 February 2013: Webpage

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

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DEVELOPMENT

Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 2013


Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries 2013: Disbursements, Commitments, Country Indicators: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary | Book on Online Bookshop

Getting to know each other: The OECD and Latin America: OECD Obsever article

DACnews, February 2013 includes articles on green growth in Africa, big data, the next generation of development goals, aid for trade and national statistical capacity. Newsletter

Various new webpages: Recipient Aid at a Glance | Aid Statistics by Region | Aid to Water and Sanitation | Aid to Agriculture and Rural Development | Aid to Education | Aid for Energy | Aid to Health

See the Weekly Newsbrief of the Sahel and West Africa Club: 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 Economics Department Working Papers
-1021: Education Quality and Labour Market Outcomes in South Africa
-1022:
Educational Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes in South Africa, 1994-2010
-1023:
Labour Market and Social Policies to Foster More Inclusive Growth in Sweden
-1024: Housing, Financial and Capital Taxation Policies to Ensure Robust Growth in Sweden
-1025:
Boosting Productivity in Australia
-1026:
Moving Towards a Single Labour Contract: Pros, Cons and Mixed Feelings
-1027:
Labour Market Performance by Age Groups: A Focus on France
-1028:
Do the Average Level and Dispersion of Socio-Economic Background Measures Explain France's Gap in PISA Scores?
-1029:
The Declining Competitiveness of French Firms Reflects a Generalised Supply-Side Problem
-1030: The System of Revenue Sharing and Fiscal Transfers in China

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2013


OECD International Direct Investment Statistics 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD GDP contracted by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2012: Press release

Can big data deliver on its promise? OECD Observer article

OECD Statistics Newsletter, February 2013 includes articles on the outcomes of the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, highlights from the 2012 OECD Compendium of Productivity Indicators, Statistics Luxembourg, Czech Election Results and iImplementation of the 2008 SNA in Asia and the Pacific Region: Newsletter (PDF - 6.4 mb)

Frequently Asked Questions on Annual National Accounts: Webpage

National Accounts at a Glance 2013: Print copies now available. Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

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EDUCATION

Trends Shaping Education 2013 Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland


Ageing populations, increasing inequality, and changing family structures to affect education in the future, says Trends Shaping Education 2013: Blog post | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Monitoring Adult Learning Policies:  A Theoretical Framework and Indicators: Working paper

Education Quality and Labour Market Outcomes in South Africa: Working paper

Educational Attainment and Labour Market Outcomes in South Africa, 1994-2010: Working paper

Do the Average Level and Dispersion of Socio-Economic Background Measures Explain France’s Gap in PISA Scores? Working paper

Analysis of the Predictive Power of PISA Test Items: Working paper

Ted Talk: Andreas Schliecher on Using Data to Build Better Schools: Video

Are countries moving towards more equitable education systems? PISA in Focus

2013 Teacher Summit fo focus on teacher evaluation and professional standards: 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
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Art for Art's Sake: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Mental Health and Work: Denmark Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland


Labour market reforms in Denmark must tackle mental health issues, says Mental Health and Work: Denmark: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Labour Market and Social Policies to Foster More Inclusive Growth in Sweden: Working paper

Moving Towards a Single Labour Contract: Pros, Cons and Mixed Feelings: Working paper

Labour Market Performance by Age Groups: A Focus on France: Working paper

Job Creation Through the Social Economy and Social Entrepreneurship: Report (PDF - 3.6 mb)

Forthcoming
-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


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ENERGY

Developing a Natural Gas Trading Hub in Asia identifies obstacles and opportunities for establishing a gas market that reflects supply-demand fundamentals: Report (PDF - 2.83 mb)

IEA lowers estimate of total 2013 global oil demand in the Monthly Oil Market Report: Press release | OMR

Forthcoming
-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

Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth: Green Growth Paper

Progress on Waste Prevention and Minimisation: Web article

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

The Water Challenge: OECD's Response: Webpage

OECD Work on Water: Flyer (PDF - 322 kb)

Adaptation to Climate Change: Webpage

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



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HEALTH

Mental Health and Work: Denmark


Labour market reforms in Denmark must tackle mental health issues, says Mental Health and Work: Denmark: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD urges countries to harmonise clinical trial regulations to boost medical research and save lives: Press release | Recommendation (PDF - 765 kb)

Forthcoming
-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

The Relationship between Local Content, Internet Development and Access Prices: Working paper

Still booming: OECD Observer article

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

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Follow NEA on Twitter

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Policy Making after Disasters: Helping Regions become Resilient - The Case of Post-Earthquake Abruzzo


Policy Making after Disasters: Helping Regions Become Resilient – The Case of Post-Earthquake Abruzzo: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Face to Facebook with civil society: OECD Observer article

Measuring Regulatory Performance: Webpage

The OECD Port Cities Programme: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-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

-Strengthening Evidence-based Policy Making on Security and Justice in Mexico: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Vol 2012, N2


Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2012, Issue 2: Read and Share | Subscribe to Periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Database on OECD iLibrary

OECD urges countries to harmonise clinical trial regulations to boost medical research and save lives: Press release | Recommendation (PDF - 765 kb)

Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth: Green Growth Paper

Information Society: Which Way Now? OECD Observer article by Andy Wyckoff

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Forthcoming
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing
-Skills Development and Training in SMEs: Book listing

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TAXATION

Average Personal Income Tax Rate and Tax Wedge Progression in OECD Countries: Working paper

The Global Forum on Tax Transparency welcomes Azerbaijan and the Kingdom of Lesotho as new members: Announcement

Electronic Sales Suppression: A Threat to Tax Revenues: Report (PDF - 3.02 mb)

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

Mineral Resource Trade in Chile:  Contribution to Developmentand Policy Implications: Working paper

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

Peak Travel, Peak Car and the Future of Mobility: Evidence, Unresolved Issues, and Policy Implications, and a Research Agenda: ITF Discussion Paper

Have Americans Hit Peak Travel? A Discussion of the Changes in US Driving Habits: ITF Discussion Paper

New Drivers in Mobility: What Moves the Dutch in 2012 and Beyond? ITF Discussion Paper

Are we Heading Towards a Reversal of the Trend for Ever-Greater Mobility?ITF Discussion Paper

International Transport Forum Newsletter, February 2013 includes articles on the ITF Summit, road safety innovations and more: Newsletter

Take a walk: OECD Observer article

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland


Higher Education in Regional and City Development: Wroclaw, Poland: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The Case of Mersin – Turkey: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Brazil: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Think you’re smart? Try the “Trends Shaping Education” quiz!
Imagine education in 2050: Will memory implants let us learn a language in an afternoon? Will city students need to learn about strange concepts like “farms”? Will students still go to universities or just study online? Read more and try the quiz!

The spider in the cup
Findus, whose horse lasagne is now world famous, has a section on their French website called “Agri Confiance®”, promising “confidence from the pitchfork to the fork!” They explain how Agri Confiance® ensures the total traceability of your food by perfectly identifying all the different stages of production, from the plot of land through to the final transformation. That final transformation of horse into cow must be a trade secret because they don’t mention it. The whole affair raises the question of whether the food industry can be trusted. Read more

Should aid money go to peacekeeping?
Is peacekeeping a cost-effective way of spending aid money, as UK Prime Minister David Cameron implied last week in remarks quoted by the BBC? In 2010, some forty countries in situations of fragility received around $50 billion in Official Development Assistance (ODA), as aid is formally known. This represents 38% of total ODA according to OECD figures. Global peacekeeping has cost an estimated $8 billion a year over the past few years. These are significant sums, especially when governments are seeking ways to reduce their deficits. But compare them with the costs of military operations. Read more

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