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THIS ISSUE'S TOPICS
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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

Water Security for Better Lives Water and Climate Change Adaptation


Advanced economies growing again but some emerging economies slowing, says OECD Economic Outlook Interim Economic Assessment: Press release (To come up on the OECD iLibrary shortly)

Governments must deal with rising risks, says Water Security for Better Lives: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Book announcement | SG Speech | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Nearly all countries project increasing water risks due to climate change, says Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Book announcement with country profiles | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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OECD iLibrary: Brochure

OECD publications will be on exhibit at the following events in the coming months:

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Fertiliser and biofuels support policies database: Announcement

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013: OECD Countries and Emerging Economies: Book listing
-The OECD Handbook for Fisheries Managers: Principles and Practice of Policy Design: Book listing


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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Insurance Statistics 2012 Anti-Corruption Reforms in Eastern Euroupe and Central Asia


OECD Insurance Statistics 2012 includes for the first time a new chapter on recent trends in the industry as well as coverage for Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Anti-corruption Reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Progress and Challenges, 2009-2013: Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Financial Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Rationale, Overview and Way Forward: Working paper

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Afffairs, August 2013 includes articles on the Latin American Competition Forum, competition law in Latin America, financial education in Latin America, anti-corruption reforms in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, an Asian seminar on institutional investors and infrastructure financing, investment policy reforms in Korea, and recent FDI trends. Newsletter

The Policy Framework for Investment (PFI): Webpage

Investment Policy Reform in Botswana: Webpage | Draft Review (PDF - 1.51 MB)

Implementing OECD Due Diligence Guidance: Webpage

Corporate Governance in Russia: Webpage

Competition Law and Policy in Honduras: Webpage

Competition Law and Policy in Colombia: Webpage

Competition Law and Policy in Argentina: Webpage

Methods for Allocating Contracts for the Provision of Regional and Local Transportation Services: Competition Policy Roundtable (PDF - 2.43 mb)

Forthcoming
-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: Costa Rica 2013: Book listing
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Jordan 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
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Malaysia 2013: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Myanmar must jump-start development before population starts ageing, says the Multi-Dimensional Review of Myanmar: Volume 1. Initial Assessment: Print edition now available.Press release | Book announcement | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Canada 2012: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Report on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: European Union 2012: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Report on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Finland 2012: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Korea 2012: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Report on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Greece 2011: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Netherlands 2011: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Report on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: Spain 2011: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Assistance Peer Reviews: United States 2011: Read and Share | PDF on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

How Redistributive is Fiscal Policy in Latin America? The Case of Chile and Mexico: Working paper

Forthcoming
-African Central Government Debt 2013: Book listing
-Start-Up Latin America: Book listing



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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD appoints William C. Danvers Deputy Secretary-General: Press release

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1060: The Economics of Civil Justice: New Cross-country Data and Empirics
-1077: Deleveraging: Challenges, Progress and Policies
-1078: Improving Fiscal Federal Relations for a Stronger Mexico
-1079: Austria’s Well-being Goes Beyond GDP
-1080: Responding to Key Well-being Challenges in Austria
-1081: The Effectiveness of Monetary Policy since the Onset of the Financial Crisis
-1082: The Benefits and Costs of Highly Expansionary Monetary Policy
-1083: Is There Convergence of Russia’s Regions?Exploring the Empirical Evidence: 1995–2010
-1084: Transitions in and out of Unemployment among Young People in the Irish Recession"
-1085: Japan’s Challenging Debt Dynamics

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Surveys: Brazil 2013
-OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2013
-OECD Economic Surveys: Ireland 2013:
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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Main Economic Indicators, August 2013 OECD Insurance Statistics 2012


Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2013 Issue 8: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | View issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on iLibrary

OECD Insurance Statistics 2012 includes for the first time a new chapter on recent trends in the industry as well as coverage for Hong Kong (China), India, Malaysia, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa and Thailand. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 1: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States: Read and Share | Subscribe on Online Bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2012 Issue 5: Chile, Estonia, Israel, Korea, Poland, Spain, OECD Total, EU27-Extra: Read and Share | Subscribe on Online Bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Composite leading indicators continue to point to diverging growth patterns across major economies: Press release

OECD GDP increased by 0.5% in the second quarter of 2013: Press release

Merchandise trade slowed in most major economies in second quarter of 2013: Press release

OECD annual inflation increases slightly to 1.9% in July 2013: Press release

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EDUCATION

Improving Education in Mexico: A State-Level Perspective from Puebla


Improving Education in Mexico: A State-Level Perspective from Puebla: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

PISA in Low and Middle Income Countries: Working paper

Who are the academic all-rounders? PISA in Focus (PDF - 2.18 mb)

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
-A Skills beyond School Review of England: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-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

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ENERGY

Coal Information 2013 Electricity Information 2013 Natural Gas Information 2013
Energy Statistics of Non-OECD Countries 2013 Energy Balances of Non-OECD Countries 2013


Coal Information 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Electricity Information 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Natural Gas Information 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Renewables Information 2013: Print edition now available. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Oil Information 2013: Print edition now available. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Energy Statistics of Non-OECD Countries 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Energy Balances of non-OECD Countries 2013: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Global oil demand growth is expected to accelerate in 2014 to 1.1 mb/d, says IEA Oil Market Report August 2013: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies of Trinidad and Tobago 2013
-Energy Policies of Morocco 2013

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ENVIRONMENT

Water Security for Better Lives Water and Climate Change Adaptation


Governments must deal with rising risks, says Water Security for Better Lives: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Book announcement | SG Speech | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Nearly all countries project increasing water risks due to climate change, says Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Book announcement with country profiles | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Making Growth Green and Inclusive:  The Case of Cambodia: Working paper

Measuring Environmental Regulatory Stringency: Working paper

OECD Chemical Testing Guidelines: Updates

Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities: Press release

The Water Challenge: OECD's Response: Webpage

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

Adaptation to Climate Change: Webpage

OECD Work on Environment 2013-2014: Brochure (PDF - 2.6 mb)

OECD participation in the 2013 World Water Week, Stockholm, 1-6 September 2013: Website

International Conference on Water, 23 October 2013, Tel Aviv: Announcement

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

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HEALTH

Public Health in an Age of Genomics: Policy Paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-Cancer Care: Assuring Quality to Improve Survival: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Communications Outlook 2013. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-The Internet Economy on the Rise: Progress since the Seoul Declaration: Book listing

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear Energy Today, Second Edition


Nuclear Energy Today, Second Edition : Book in only available in PDF. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Follow NEA on Twitter

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PUBLIC MANAGEMENT

Integrity Review of Italy


OECD Integrity Review of Italy:Reinforcing Public Sector Integrity, Restoring Trust for Sustainable Growth: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Value for Money in Government: Norway 2013: Print edition is now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Value of co-operative compliance approach to large businesses by tax authorities is confirmed in Co-operative Compliance: A Framework: From Enhanced Co-operation to Co-operative Compliance: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Managing Service Demand: A Practical Guide to Help Revenue Bodies Better Meet Taxpayers' Service Expectations provides guidance on a whole-of-revenue body approach for managing service demand effectively. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Greece: Reform of Social Welfare Programmes: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book listing | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Risk Management: Strategic Crisis Management: Working paper

Towards OECD Principles on Effective Public Investment - A Shared Responsibility Across Levels of Government: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-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


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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: An OECD Scoreboard: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Interconnected Economies: Benefiting from Global Value Chains: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Public Health in an Age of Genomics: Policy Paper

Revision of the Frascati Manual: Webpage

Forthcoming:
-Marine Biotechnology: Enabling Solutions for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: Book listing
-Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region: Book listing

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

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013


Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013: An OECD Scoreboard: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013. Print edition now available. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

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TAXATION

Together for Better Outcomes


Together for Better Outcomes: Engaging and Involving SME Taxpayers and Stakeholders: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Value of co-operative compliance approach to large businesses by tax authorities is confirmed in Co-operative Compliance: A Framework: From Enhanced Co-operation to Co-operative Compliance: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Managing Service Demand: A Practical Guide to Help Revenue Bodies Better Meet Taxpayers' Service Expectations provides guidance on a whole-of-revenue body approach for managing service demand effectively. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Israel 2013: Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Peer Reviews: Lithuania 2013: Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Print edition now available.Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

China joins international efforts to end tax evasion: Press release

Public comment invited on White Paper on Transfer Pricing: Announcement | White Paper

OECD invites public comments on the Revised Discussion Draft on Transfer Pricing Aspects of Intangibles: Announcement | Discussion Draft

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

Assessing the Trade-Related Sources of Productivity Growth in Emerging Economies: Working paper

Measuring Environmental Regulatory Stringency: Working paper

Fertiliser and biofuels support policies database: Announcement

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

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

Forthcoming
-ITF Transport Outlook 2013

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

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

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG

Better Plays for Better Lives: The Merchant of Venice
Sixteenth century Venice was a global centre of merchant capitalism, and The Merchant of Venice offers an excellent examination of human behaviour and its effects on financial markets. Bassanio requires funding to seduce the wealthy heiress Portia. On Bassanio’s behalf, Antonio borrows 3,000 ducats for a three-month period from Shylock, who offers a 0% interest rate but takes the promise of one pound (around half a kilo) of Antonio’s flesh as collateral. By Act 3, the audience discovers that Antonio’s ships have sunk, leading to a catastrophic devaluation of his net worth. Antonio is significantly over-leveraged and he overconfidently manages risk, based on an uncritical acceptance of the present. If only he’d read the OECD’s Future Global Shocks: Improving Risk Governance! He would have learned that disruptive events, such as a cargo ship sinking, can destabilise critical supply systems and have far-reaching economic effects. He might also have learnt something about financial crises: “Arguably, financial crises both occur more frequently and produce more severe monetary damage than other types of risks described. Read more

Development in Asia Demands Huge Sacrifices
In this post, Christian Goebel, Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Vienna talks to Rosa Gosch of Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) about a new study he co-authored for the Bertelsmann FoundationAssessing Pathways to Sustainable Growth – Need for Reform and Governance Capacities in Asia: Read more

Better Plays for Better Lives: Romeo and Juliet
Before there was punk, there was Shakespeare, and his Romeo. Communication between generations has never been fluid. At the start of the play, Romeo is a brooding, isolated teenager, and his parents are at a loss about what to do with him. Worse, Romeo is part of a brawling, bawdy gang-orientated youth culture. The overall context of the play appears to be one of society in crisis, parents can no longer control their children, whilst the presiding Prince of Verona has trouble maintaining law and order. Although emerging unrest continues to feature in our modern world, unlike Romeo’s father Old Montague, we can have a good guess at what ails today’s youth. OECD labour data indicate a 16.3% average OECD unemployment rate among 15-24 year olds in 2012, rising to 55.3% for Greece and 53.2% for Spain. Read more

Good jobs, bad jobs
If you’re relaxing on the beach – and we hope you are – work may be the last thing on your mind. But once you shake the sand off your feet and head back to the “real” world, you may be struck by the flurry of depressing stories about jobs. Take, for instance, “zero-hours” contracts, which are causing controversy in the United Kingdom. Workers on these contracts receive no guarantee of regular work or pay; instead, says the BBC, they “only work as and when they are needed by employers, often at short notice”. According to some estimates, as many as a million workers may be on zero-hours contracts in the UK, employed by everyone from Buckingham Palace to McDonald’s. Some workers undoubtedly like the flexibility of these contracts; others feel exploited, especially when their contract bars them from working for anyone else. Read more

Better Plays for Better Lives: Love’s Labour’s Lost
In a previous post, we spoke about the importance of skills and education for tackling youth unemployment. Love’s Labour’s Lost offers some useful pointers in this area too. The play begins with Ferdinand, the King of Navarre, encouraging his three companions to join his “little academe.”
Naturally, one of the companions, Berowne, protests. He wants to know what the point of all this fastidious studying is: “What is the end of study, let me know?” Doubtless, you may have felt the same way at some point in your educational career. So you’ll be pleased to know that the OECD Skills Strategy emphasises that all that effort wasn’t wasted and skills are the “global currency” of the 21st century. Read more

Mass Flourishing: How It Was Won, Then Largely Lost, Part 1
This is the first of two articles by Edmund Phelps, 2006 Nobel Laureate in Economics, Director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University, and Dean of the New Huadu Business School at Minjiang University. Professor Phelps’ new book, Mass Flourishing: How Grassroots Innovation Created Jobs, Challenge, and Change. Read more

Mass Flourishing: How It Was Won, Then Largely Lost, Part 2
The once-dynamic nations lost half or more of their dynamism in the 20th century: Britain and Germany in the ‘40s, France in the early ‘60s and America around 1970. A great loss of jobs and job satisfaction ensued. Innovation was largely narrowed to the impressive “tech” industries. The resulting dearth of indigenous innovation – unremitting save for the internet build-out – is widely blamed on pathologies in policymaking and institutions. Historians have laid Britain’s decline to rationalization, cartelization and the closed shop – policies sustaining old products and impeding new ones. In France and Italy, entrepreneurs lay the decline to fiscal and regulatory practices – policies discouraging small firms from innovating by imposing tougher employment rules and heavier tax rates if they become medium-size. In America, the success of firms and whole industries hinges on intensive lobbying rather than intensive innovation. Read more

Better Plays for Better Lives: Hamlet
When the ghost of the old King of Denmark appears at the beginning of Hamlet, Horatio, once doubtful of ghosts, decides, “This bodes some strange eruption to our state.” As the play unfolds we realise that adultery, fratricide, fathers spying on sons, friends spying on friends, bribery, trickery, and murder are the hallmarks of this society. Fortunately, today we don’t need to the appearance of ghosts to make us aware of “some foul play.” The OECD’s CleanGovBiz initiative, launched in 2011, is designed to help governments, business and civil society build integrity and combat corruption. This is done through knowledge sharing events as well as a multi-pronged Toolkit, which brings together relevant work on 18 policy areas from across different OECD departments. Read more

Intuition and ingenuity: Alan Turing’s work and impact
Legend has it that Apple’s rainbow-coloured logo showing the apple with a bite out of it is in homage to Alan Turing “the father of modern computing”. Turing died of cyanide poisoning on 7 June 1954, two years after being convicted of homosexuality and accepting chemical castration instead of prison. A half-eaten apple was found next to him, and one theory is that he’d laced it with cyanide, his own homage to the wicked queen in Snow White, his favourite Disney cartoon. Read more

Better Plays for Better Lives: The Tempest
Twelve years before the start of The Tempest, Prospero the Duke of Milan, was usurped by his brother Antonio, with the help of Alonso, King of Naples. Prospero was exiled to an island, with his three-year old daughter Miranda, where he reigns over the spirit Ariel and native resident Caliban, using his magic powers and books. Over the years, the play has taken on post-colonial readings; but it’s also a story about a father trying to secure a better future for his daughter. Securing a better life for our children, family, society and friends is something some of us might also worry about. The OECD certainly does, judging by its slogan – Better policies for better lives. But what do we mean by better? Read more

Stats and the city
We can’t decide if it sounds like David Beckham’s new range of men’s accessories or a handy fold-up bicycle. In fact, the Metropolitan Explorer is neither. It’s actually a nifty tool from the OECD that lets you explore statistics for 268 metropolitan areas (that’s basically cities and their surroundings) in OECD countries. Read more

Recovery strengthening in OECD
For some time now, the dominant story in the world economy seems to have been this: Developed economies sputtering along; emerging economies powering ahead. Now, the pendulum looks to be swinging again. Read more

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Education at a Glance 2013: OECD Indicators A Good Life in Old Age
Perspectives on Global Development 2013 Global Food Security
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2013 International Migration Outlook 2013
Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development
Interconnected Economies African Economic Outlook 2013
OECD Factbook 2013 National Accounts at a Glance 2013
Trends Shaping Education 2013 Education Today 2013
OECD Economic Outlook V2013 N1 Economic Policy Reforms 2013
Taxing Energy Use: A Graphical Analysis Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditure for Fossil Fuels 2013
World Energy Outlook 2012 Latin American Economic Outlook 2012
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012 OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011
Model Tax Convention: Full Version 2010 Uranium 2011
OECD Pensions Outlook 2012 Pensions at a Glance 2011
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013 Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013
Medium-Term Gas Market Report 2013 Medium-Term Renwables Market Report 2013
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2013
Meeting the Water Reform Challenge Water Quality and Agriculture
The Future of Families Sick on the Job
OECD Regional Outlook 2011 OECD Regions at a Glance 2011
Health at a Glance 2011 Meeting the Challenge of Multiple Morbidities
OECD Communications Outlook 2013 OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012
Towards Green Growth Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress
OECD Green Growth Studies: Food and Agriculture OECD Green Growth Studies: Energy
How's Life? Measuring Well-Being Society at a Glance 2011
PISA 2009 at a Glance PISA 2009 Results Vol I: What Students Know and Can Do
PISA 2009 Results Vol II: Overcoming Social Background PISA 2009 Results Vol III: Learning to Learn
PISA 2009 Results Vol IV: What Makes a School Successful? PISA 2009 Results Vol V: Changes in Student Performance since 2000
PISA 2009 Results, Volume 6: Students On Line Let's Read them a Story
Government at a Glance 2011 Divided We Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising
Transfer Pricing Guidelines 2010 OECD Model Tax Convention Condensed Version 2010
OECD Insights: From Aid to Development OECD Insights: Economic Globalisation
OECD Insights: From Crisis to Recovery OECD Insights: Fisheries: While Stocks last
OECD Insights: International Trade OECD Insights: International Migration
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