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TRADE PARTNERS' EDITION,  1 OCTOBER 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

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013


Support to agriculture rising again, says Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies: Book includes a special report on China. Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database | Data on OECD iLibrary A key agricultural policy reference book. Always does well.

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013


Support to agriculture rising again, says Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies: Book includes a special report on China. Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Producer and Consumer Support Estimates Database | Data on OECD iLibrary

The Agri-food Situation and Policies in Switzerland: Working paper

Forthcoming
-The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers: Principles and Practice of Policy Design
-OECD Review of Fisheries 2013: Policies and Summary Statistics: Book listing


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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2013


OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Costa Rica 2013: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Equity Markets, Corporate Governance and Value Creation: Financial Market Trends article | Subscribe to OECD Journal

Bank Lending Puzzles: Business Models and the Responsiveness to Policy: Financial Market Trends article | Subscribe to OECD Journal

Structural reform and supervision of the banking sector in France: Financial Market Trends article | Subscribe to OECD Journal

Long-term investment, the cost of capital and the dividend and buyback puzzle: Financial Market Trends article Subscribe to OECD Journal

Costa Rica signs OECD agreement to boost investment: Press release

National Treatment for Foreign-Controlled Enterprises,Update 2013: Webpage

Foreign Direct Investment Regulatory Restrictiveness Index, 2012: Webpage

Disaster Risk Financing in APEC Economies: Webpage with link to report

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, September 2013 includes articles on Costa Rica and international investment, financial resilience against disasters in the Asia-Pacific Region, financial literacy, and equity markets and corporate governance. Newsletter

Forthcoming
-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing
-Financial Education in Schools: Policy Guidance, Challenges and Case Studies: Book listing
-Women and Financial Education: Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Jordan 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Malaysia 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Mozambique 2013: Book listing
-Better Policies for Board Nomination and Election in Asia: Book listing
-Reform Priorities in Asia: Taking Corporate Governance to a Higher Level: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2013: Book listing
-State-Owned Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa:Engines of Development and Competitiveness? Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region: Print edition now also available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, September 2013 includes articles on promoting natural resource-based development at the Africa Down Under conference, logicstics for development in Latin America, and structural policy changes in emerging Asia: Newsletter

Guarantees for Development: Working paper

The Slovak Republic joins the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC): Press release

Ending poverty: Progress towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals: Webpage

Aid targeting the objectives of the Rio Convention: Webpage

Tackling Inequalities in Development Policies: Opening Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, delivered at the Kapuscinski Development Lectures: S-G Remarks

Asian Business Cycle Indicators, August-September 2013: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Gender and Statebuilding in Fragile and Conflict-affected States: Book listing
-Latin American Economic Outlook 2014: Book listing
-Development Co-operation Report 2013: Ending Poverty: Book listing

-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD sets out roadmap for Colombia’s Membership: Press release

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1086: The Agri-food Situation and Policies in Switzerland
-1087: Improving School-to-work Transitions in New Zealand
-1088: How to Achieve Growth- and Equity-friendly fiscal Consolidation? A Proposed Methodology for Instrument Choice with an Illustrative Application to OECD Countries

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Brazil 2013: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2013


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, V2013 N2 Main Economic Indicators, August 2013


International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 2:Australia, Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2013, Issue 9: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Database on OECD iLibrary

OECD Unit labour costs continue to fall in the second quarter of 2013: Press release

SDMX Global Conference 2013: Links to Presentations

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EDUCATION

A Skills beyond School Review of England Innovative Learning Environments


England should expand provision of postsecondary vocational programmes, says A Skills beyond School Review of England: Press release | Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Innovative Learning Environments: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Improving School-to-work Transitions in New Zealand: Working paper

How are university students changing: Education Indicators in Focus

A Skills Manifesto: Why Education (Not Finance) Is The Only Lasting Economic Solution by Andreas Schleicher: Article

Education GPS: A world of education at your fingertips: Introduction | Website

OECD Education Today Blog: 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
-Women and Financial Education: Evidence, Policy Responses and Guidance: Book listing
-OECD Skills Outlook 2013: Book listing
-The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader's Companion: Book listing
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Time for the U.S. to Reskill?What the Survey of Adult Skills Says: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Improving School-to-work Transitions in New Zealand: Working paper

Catastrophic Job Destruction: Working paper

Tackling Inequalities in Development Policies: Opening Remarks by Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, delivered at the Kapuscinski Development Lectures: S-G Remarks

Forthcoming:
-Pensions at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2013: Book listing
-How's Life? 2013: Measuring Well-being: Book listing
-World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments: Book listing
-OECD Skills Outlook 2013: Book listing
-The Survey of Adult Skills: Reader's Companion: Book listing

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ENERGY

Energy Policies of Estonia 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further action is needed to diversify and strengthen Estonia’s energy supply, says Energy Policies beyond IEA Countries: Estonia 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA overhauls its energy data website to boost transparency and user-friendliness: Press release | Website

IPCC report emphasises need for energy sector transformation, says IEA: Press release

Energy Investments and Technology Transfer Across Emerging Economies: The Case of Brazil and China: Report (PDF - 2.8 mb)

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies of Morocco 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Austria 2013: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: South Africa 2013: Book listing
-Effective Carbon Prices: Book listing

-World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments: Book listing
-Environment at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators: Book listing

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HEALTH

The Future of Public Health: Policy Decisions Today for Tomorrow's Population: Speech by DSG Leterme

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-OECD Review of Health Care Quality: Sweden 2013: Book listing
-Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival: Book listing
-ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

The Internet Economy on the Rise


The Internet Economy on the Rise: Progress since the Seoul Declaration: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-ICTs and the Health Sector: Towards Smarter Health and Wellness Models: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear POwer Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt Nuclear Energy Today, Second Edition


Note to trade Partners: After a period during which OECD publishing was re-negotiating its arrangement with the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, we are now in the process of recuperating NEA titles published since the end of 2013 which had not yet appeared on the iLibrary. They will start coming up in the iLibrary in the coming months. Both OECD Publishing and the NEA will no longer be selling individual NEA books in print or PDF form. NEA will offer PDFs free of charge on their website and OECD Publishing will only be offering them as a part of the Nuclear Energy collection in the OECD iLibrary.

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: OECD/NEA Nuclear Safety Response and Lessons Learnt: Book on OECD iLibrary

Nuclear Energy Today, Second Edition: Book on OECD iLibrary

The Economics of the Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Report (PDF - 5.2 mb)

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

OECD Integrity Review of Italy: Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Towards OECD Principles on Effective Public Investment: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-Government at a Glance 2013: Book listing
-OECD Public Governance Reviews - Colombia: Implementing Good Governance: Book listing

-Regulatory Policy in Colombia: Going Beyond Administrative Simplification: Book listing
-Colombia: Implementing Good Governance: Book listing
-Public Procurement Review of the Mexican Institute of Social Security: Enhancing Efficiency and Integrity for Better Health Care: Book listing
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Public Procurement Review of the State's Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute in Mexico: Book listing
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
-Supervision and Enforcement in Corporate Governance: Book listing
-Better Regulation in Europe: Italy 2012 Revised Edition: Book listing
-Regulatory Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD countries address the safety of manufactured nanomaterials: Press release

Forthcoming:
-Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Supporting Small Business Development in the Province of Manisa, Turkey: Report (PDF - 1.25 mb)

Forthcoming
-The Missing Entrepreneurs: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe: Book listing

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TAXATION

OECD publishes comments received on the new Draft Handbook on Transfer Pricing Risk Assessment: Announcment/Links to Comments

OECD to hold a public consultation on Transfer Pricing matters: Announcement

OECD engages with developing countries on BEPS: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews:
-- Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Book listing

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TRADE

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, V2013 N2


International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 2:Australia, Austria, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Better Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships for Transport Infrastructure


Better Regulation of Public-Private Partnerships for Transport Infrastructure (ITF Round Table 151) PDF available now. Print edition to come soon! Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

On the value of Crowding in Public Tansport for Île-de-France: Report (PDF - 1.29 mb)

Measuring and Valuing Convenience and Service Quality: A Review of Global Practices and Challenges from Mass Transit Operators and Railway Industries: Report (PDF - 1.15 mb)

International Transport Forum approves quality charter: Announcement

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

Forthcoming
-ITF Transport Outlook 2013

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

OECD Territorial Reviews: Antofagasta, Chile 2013


OECD Territorial Reviews: Antofagasta, Chile 2013: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The case of Danube Axis (Bratislava, Štúrova, Komárno – Slovak Republic): Working paper

The Competitiveness of Global Port-Cities: The case of Antofagasta – Chile: Working paper

Local Partnership Strategies in Upper Austria: Supporting youth employment and apprenticeships: Report (PDF - 724 kb)

Local Strategies for Youth Employment: Report (PDF - 722 kb)

OECD Regional Development News, Autumn 2013 includes articles on the upcoming Ministerial meeting on regions and cities and other events, the development of OECD Principles of Effective Public Investment, green growth in cities,and the OECD Water Governance Initiative: Newsletter

Forthcoming:
-Investing Together: Working Effectively across Levels of Government: Book listing
-OECD Territorial Reviews: Puebla-Tlaxcala, Mexico 2013: Book listing

-Rural-Urban Partnerships: An Integrated Approach to Economic Development: Book listing
-Regions at a Glance 2013: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Do you “Like” your government as much as Chileans Like theirs?
Do you “like” your government? For many Chileans, the answer could be yes, I “Like” (or rather, “Me gusta”). That’s because the official government Facebook account has 23,000 likes). If that number sounds low, take a look at their soon 500,000 followers on Twitter. That’s anywhere between one third and one sixth of all Twitter users in Chile (estimates of overall Twitter users range from 1.4 to 3.2 million) Read more

How much do farmers get from taxpayers?
In 2008, one farmer from Blackburn in the UK got 32 pence (around $0.45) from the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy (CAP). That’s not much, but it’s still over 30 times as much as one of his neighbours, who only got a penny. At the same time, some large landowners in the UK and other countries got hundreds of thousands of euros. The food industry didn’t do too badly either, with some food processors getting around a million pounds each. The biggest payout, over £6.7 million, went to a “professional services company in the sugar market”. Read more

Poverty, then and now. Part 1, Rich Man, Poor Man
Should we should try to end poverty? “Yes,” you reply, and wonder why we’d even ask. People in earlier times would have been surprised, too. And for them, the answer would have been equally obvious – “no.” Well into the 19th century, poverty was widely seen as inevitable: Economists estimate that in 1820 around 84% of the earth’s population lived in absolute poverty, or on the equivalent what we now call “a dollar a day” (it’s actually $1.25). Poverty was also seen as useful: “Everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor or they will never be industrious,” the English writer and traveller Arthur Young wrote in 1771. Read more

Don’t give up on the Central African Republic
In the words of the UN Security Council, there has been “a total breakdown in law and order” in the Central African Republic (CAR) following the March overthrow of the government by the Séléka rebel group. Is the international community giving up on CAR? Other countries have recovered from conflict, insecurity, and serious humanitarian crisis. A decade ago, few people would have guessed that Sierra Leone and Liberia would become – as they are today – peaceful countries with a hopeful future. Even fewer would have predicted that Somalia would establish a government. Many would have categorised these countries as “intractable cases” – and they would have been wrong. Why, then, ignore CAR today, and wait for the next big and costly disaster to happen? Read more

US Teacher Gets Finnish Lesson in Optimizing Student Potential. Part 1
Finland and the United States strive to provide meaningful and appropriate education for students but their methods for achieving this goal are quite different. I live and work in the United States but a Fulbright Program allowed me to visit Finnish schools for six months to learn how Finnish teachers teach problem solving skills; this newfound perspective gives me insight into how the educational systems of these two nations are structured and what helps children succeed (or not) within their boundaries. Read more

US Teacher Gets Finnish Lesson in Optimizing Student Potential. Part 2
I observed good teachers, some not so good teachers, and some great teachers in Finland – about the same quality I’ve observed in US schools; teacher quality is comparable. What is dramatically different is how our education systems are structured and what they are designed to achieve. We know that Finland consistently scores at or near the top of PISA results and we know that it’s partly because of their small class sizes and homogenous society, but their success can largely be attributed to the design of their educational system and how they implement their ideas to ensure each child’s success. Read more

Rich Man, Poor Man: The middle classes – now you see them, now you don’t
“I just had a cup of tea with soymilk,” tweets Dave Ellis. “It was one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made in my life.” Dave’s tweet, and many, many more, can be found on Middle Class Problems, which makes fun of the daily challenges facing folks in the middle of our societies. In truth, their supposed pretensions and status anxieties have long made the middle classes objects of fun and even scorn. Even John Lennon, raised in fairly comfortable surroundings, turned his back on them and proclaimed himself a Working Class Hero. Lennon was able to play with his identity, perhaps, because from a social perspective the term that might have described him best – “middle class” – is so vague. By definition, middle class is relative – somewhere between not well-off and very well-off, or rich, but where? Read more

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