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 LIBRARIANS' EDITION, 1 MARCH 2014
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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

Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report The Power of Transformation: Wind Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems


Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, says Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report: Press release | Book announcement with Country Notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively, says The Power of Transformation: Wind, Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the OECD, 19 February 2014: Press release and Video | Related report

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

See the new video on OECD educational content on the iLibrary: Video

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OECD Subscription Prices for 2014: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2014: Catalogue

New OECD Subscription Catalogue, 2014: 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

Agricultural Outlook: Data visualisation

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Greece 2013


OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Greece 2013 makes 329 specific recommendations to mitigate harm to competition in four sectors: food processing, retail trade, building materials and tourism. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, February 2014 includes articles on the Global Forum on Competition 2014, the OECD Investment Policy Reviews of Myanmar and Tanzania, corporate governance frameworks and practices around the world, FDI flows in 2013, the implementation of the gold supplement to the due diligence guidance, the symposium on financial education and corporate governance in Asia. Newsletter

2013 Q3 FDI flows are up, but 2013 is heading towards a second annual decline: FDI in Figures, February 2014 (PDF - 543 kb)

Corporate Governance Factbook shares up-to-date information about corporate governance practices in OECD countries and a selection of additional jurisdictions. Report (PDF - 2.89 mb)

2014 Review of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance: Announcement

Forthcoming
-Financial Education for Youth: The Role of Schools: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Botswana 2014: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Myanmar 2014: Book listing
-Risk Management and Corporate Governance: Book listing
-OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Financial Market Trends, Volume 2013 No. 2

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DEVELOPMENT

The Development Centre Newsletter for February 2014 includes articles on venture philanthropy, youth employment in Africa, and making philanthropic engagement more effective: Newsletter

Aid at a Glance charts updated: Webpages

Venture philanthropy in Development: dynamics, challenges and lessons in the search for greater impact: Report (PDF - 3.21 mb)

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report


Ambitious structural reforms can pave the return to strong and sustainable growth, says Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report: Press release | Book announcement with Country Notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD’s Gurría welcomes democratic progress in Tunisia and pledges continued support: Press release

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Euro Area 2014: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: European Union 2014: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Norway 2014: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Poland 2014: Book listing


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD GDP growth rate stable at 0.6% in fourth quarter of 2013: Press release

Merchandise trade continues to pick-up across most major economies in fourth quarter of 2013: Press release

Indicators of Product Market Regulation: Website

Forthcoming:
-National Accounts at a Glance 2014: Book listing

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EDUCATION

OECD Skills Strategy Diagnostic Report: Norway 2014: Report (PDF - 6.23 mb/)

Do Parents' Occupations Have an Impact on Student Performance? Pisa in Focus

See the new video on OECD educational content on the iLibrary: Video

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-Financial Education for Youth: The Role of Schools: Book listing
-Lessons from PISA for Korea: Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do (Volume I, Revised edition, February 2014): Student Performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science. Print edition: Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: Excellence through Equity, Volume II: Giving Every Student the Chance to Succeed. Print edition. Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: Ready to Learn, Volume III: Students' Engagement, Drive and Self-Beliefs. Print edition. Book listing
-PISA 2012 Results: What Makes a School Successful, Volume IV: Resources, Policies and Practices. Print edition. Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Harmonised Unemployment Rate DataViz: Data visualisation

Forthcoming
-Society at a Glance 2014: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in the Czech Republic: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland: Book listing
-Investing in Youth: Brazil: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Pension Systems: Ireland: Book listing



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ENERGY

The Power of Transformation: Wind Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems


Any country can reach high shares of wind, solar power cost-effectively, says The Power of Transformation: Wind, Sun and the Economics of Flexible Power Systems: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Morocco 2014
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014
-Energy Technology Perspectives

-Energy Security

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ENVIRONMENT

How should governments prepare for floods? Video

OECD Work on Climate Change 2013-2014: Brochure (PDF - 3.96 mb)

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water
-Green Growth Indicators 2014: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014: Book listing
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Water Governance in the Netherlands: Fit for the Future? Book listing

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HEALTH

See health data comparisons: Data visualisation

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

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

International Cables, Gateways, Backhaul and International Exchange Points: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Latest issue of NEA's magazine, NEA News: includes articles on responding to the Fukushima Daiichi accident, progress towards a global nuclear liability regime, radiological protection science, the economics of the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and GIF's role in developming the nuclear technologies of the future. Magazine

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

How should governments prepare for floods? Video

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

Forthcoming
-Regulatory Policy in Mexico: Towards a Whole-of-Government Perspective to Regulatory Improvement: Book listing
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OECD Integrity Review of Tunisia´s Audit System: Managing Risk in Public Institutions: Book listing
-Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections: Book listing


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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Croatia 2014 Promoting Research Excellence: New Approaches to Funding Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2013 Issue 2


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

Promoting Research Excellence: New Approaches to Funding. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2013 Issue 2: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database

Intelligent Demand: Policy Rationale, Design and Potential Benefits: Working paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

International Summer School for cooperation and local development (Trento, Italy) - 2014 edition: Announcement

Forthcoming
-OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014: Book listing

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TAXATION

OECD issues release dates of BEPS discussion drafts and public consultations: Press release

The OECD publishes the comments received on a discussion draft on technical changes to be included in the next update to the Model Tax Convention: Comments

Forthcoming:
-Global Forum Peer Reviews: Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework:
Book listing (to come in 2014)

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TRADE

The WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement– Potential Impact on Trade Costs: Report (PDF - 357 kb)

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

The International Transport Forum Newsletter, February 2014 features articles on benefits of cycling, a new platform for co-operation with the private sector, Mexican freight, and Summit 2014 themes and speakers: Newsletter

Registration for ITF Summit 2014 is now open: Announcement

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

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

OECD Territorial Reviews: Ukraine 2013: Print as well as PDF versions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

See the Metropolitan eXplorer: Data visualisation

See the Regional Innovation Mapper: Data visualisation

See the Regions eXplorer: Data visualisation

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

Tax: Addressing the hybrids
In 2013 policy attention was focused on the problem of profit shifting by global firms and its negative effects on tax bases, with the OECD issuing its widely publicised 15-point Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) to leaders at the G20 summit in September. A key action area in the plan concerns crossborder tax hybrid schemes, with an OECD report due to address the problem in 2014. How do they work? Read more

Creative Minds
Classrooms need to be places for teaching creativity, as well as basic competence. Can it be done? Read more

Is Greece at a Turning Point?
In November 2012 the OECD and the Greek government signed an agreement whereby the OECD would screen the Greek economy for regulatory barriers to competition. Over an 11-month period, the OECD found a total of 555 restrictive provisions that could potentially lead to market distortions, and made 329 individual recommendations for amending or abolishing specific legal provisions. Read more

Beyond the first mile: where your Internet comes from
In 2012 the only submarine fibre optic cable that then connected Benin with global telecommunication networks and the Internet was cut for two weeks. International payments were not possible and the equivalent of 150,000 weekly salaries were not available in a country of 10 million people. A new OECD report – International cables, gateways, backhaul and IXPs – investigates developments in these networks and other essential components that are beyond a consumer’s “first mile” connection. Read more

Rules of the road
Visitors to Paris may have noticed that it can be hard to find a taxi. Lately, there have been days when it was impossible. The explanation? A strike.
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The Social Market Economy in a Globalised World
The Social Market Economy is often contrasted with the Anglo-Saxon capitalist model. While the term “social market economy” (soziale Marktwirtschaft) in its original sense is used primarily in Germany and Austria, across Europe, we find a range of different approaches to social and health policy – with vastly different implications for public expenditures, for social security contributions and tax rates, as well as for the role and responsibilities of the public sector, the private sector, and the individual. What these models have in common is a basic vision of what is needed for social cohesion. Read more

Getting smart with aid
It’s fashionable these days to talk down official development assistance – ‘aid’, for want of a better word. Certainly, there’s little doubt that its relative importance has dwindled as more developing countries gather the economic momentum they need to finance their own progress and as aid becomes just one of many sources of finance for development. All of this is welcome and helps us imagine a day when aid is just a distant memory. But that day is not today. Aid still matters, as even a quick glance at the websites of DAC members’ development agencies shows. So, aid still has a role to play, but that role is changing and sometimes at such a pace that it can be hard to keep up. Read more

 

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