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 15 FEBRUARY 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

ECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014 PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do (Volume I, Revised edition


Finland’s economy is on the mend but pushing ahead with reform is key, says OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do ,Volume I, Revised edition, February 2014: Student Performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Erroneous data in the first edition has now been corrected. 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

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

Latest OECD List of Varieties eligible for seed certification: Webpage

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Financial and Enterprise Affairs Call for Papers. We are looking for new and interesting thinking on how policy options in the areas of competition, corporate governance, capital markets and financial services, international investment and foreign bribery can have an impact on our well-being as defined by the OECD's Better Life Initiative. Call for papers

Money laundering and terrorist financing through trade in diamonds: FATF report (PDF - 1.77 mb)

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
-OECD Competition Assessment Reviews: Greece 2013: 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

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2013


Switzerland on track to meet aid targets; should play greater leadership role, says OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 2013: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Donors doing too little to strengthen domestic revenues in fragile states, says Fragile States 2014: Domestic Revenue Mobilisation: Press release | Report (PDF - 2.84 mb)

Measuring OECD Responses to Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Report (PDF - 2.44 mb. Final book to be published soon.)

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

ECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014 OECD Journal V2013 N1


Finland’s economy is on the mend but pushing ahead with reform is key, says OECD Economic Surveys: Finland 2014: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Journal: Economic Studies, Volume 2013 Issue 1 includes articles on reconciling fiscal consolidation with growth and equity, choosing the pace of fiscal consolidation, policy incentives for private innovation, technological effects of intra-OECD trade in manufacturing, what determines the distribution of household earnings in OECD countries, global carbon pricing, using a quasi-natural experiment to identify the effects of birth-related leave policies, and consequences of grade repetition in schools. Read and Share | Subscribe to the OECD Journal | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Economic crisis provides lessons for new approaches to forecasting, says OECD Forecasts During and After the Financial Crisis: A Post Mortem: Press release | Announcement with Powerpoint | Policy Note

OECD Economics Policy Papers
-8: Growth Policies and Macroeconomic Stability

Forthcoming:
-Economic Policy Reforms 2014: Going for Growth Interim Report: Book listing


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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 5 Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2014 Issue 2


International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 5: Chile, Estonia, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, OECD Total, EU27-Extra: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2014 Issue 2: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary | Related database on OECD iLibrary

Composite leading indicators continue to point to an improving economic outlook in most advanced economies: Press release

OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.6% in December 2013: Press release

OECD annual inflation nudges up to 1.6% in December 2013: Press release

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

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EDUCATION

PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do (Volume I, Revised edition HEMP journal V24, No. 3 Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia


PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do ,Volume I, Revised edition, February 2014: Student Performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Higher Education Management and Policy, Volume 24 Issue 3 features articles on university governance in the MENA region, international student and institutional objectives, culture and post-secondar educational choices, the professionalisation of degree courses in France, the Erasmus programme, higher education in Tanzania, increasing higher education participation in Australia, and oversight of international branch campuses: Read and Share | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Local employment agencies should play a greater role in job creation, says Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

What Are Tertiary Students Choosing to Study? Education Indicators in Focus

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


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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Greener Skills and Jobs Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom


Greener Skills and Jobs. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Local employment agencies should play a greater role in job creation, says Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

UK needs to tackle high cost of mental-ill health, says Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Society at a Glance 2014: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Ireland: Book listing

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ENERGY

Oil markets rallied in mid‐January as bitterly cold weather in the US pushed up demand for heating fuels, says IEA Oil Market Report, February 2014: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Morocco 2014
-Energy Policies Beyond IEA Countries: Russia 2014
-Grid Integration of Variable Renewables: The Economics of Flexibility
-Energy Technology Perspectives

-Energy Security

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ENVIRONMENT

Greener Skills and Jobs


Greener Skills and Jobs. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water
-Green Growth Indicators 2013: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014: Book listing

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HEALTH

Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom


Mental Health and Work: United Kingdom: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Key ICT Indicators: Webpage

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA Monthly News Bulletin - February 2014 includes articles on medical radioisotopes, the IEA/NEA Nuclear Technology Roadmap, and more: Newsletter

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Public consultation on Draft Principles of Budgetary Governance: Announcement

Public consultation on Draft principles on the governance of critical risks: Announcement

Forthcoming
-Regulatory Policy in Mexico: Towards a Whole-of-Government Perspective to Regulatory Improvement: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD News on Innovation, February 2014 includes article on the Global Forum on the Knowledge Economy, as well as on recent publications: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2014: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Croatia 2014: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Greener Skills and Jobs Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia


Greener Skills and Jobs. PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Local employment agencies should play a greater role in job creation, says Employment and Skills Strategies in Australia. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION

OECD delivers new single global standard on automatic exchange of information in Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information: Press release | Report (PDF - 671 kb. iLibrary version to come soon.)

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

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TRADE

International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 5


International Trade by Commodity Statistics, Volume 2013 Issue 5: Chile, Estonia, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, OECD Total, EU27-Extra: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

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


OECD Territorial Reviews: Ukraine 2013: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

How should we measure quality of life in urban centres? Blog post

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Banking reform: A New Year’s resolution
When G20 regulators met in Pittsburgh in September 2009–it had taken them a full year to react to the collapse of Lehman Brothers–they set out an ambitious financial reform agenda. As 2014 dawns, have those reforms made progress? Read more

More gloom on the horizon
Optimism has proved to be another major victim of the economic crisis, according to How’s Life? Indeed, people’s long-term expectations about their subjective well-being fi ve years from now have deteriorated almost everywhere in the OECD area, according to How's Life 2013. Read more

Conflict management is at a low point
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If you’re a regular visitor to the blog, you’ll know we often report on the latest OECD economic forecasts. After reading these, you may have found yourself asking this question: Is this really what’s going to happen? You’re not alone. The OECD’s economists, too, have been asking themselves the same question, and today they offered some answers. In a “post-mortem” project, the OECD examined the accuracy of the economic forecasts it issued between 2007 and 2012, a period of seemingly endless economic turbulence. Read more

FATCA, fat cats and tax
Johnny Caspar in the Coen brother’s Miller’s Crossing would have been pleased to hear that today the OECD is announcing a way to remedy the shocking lack of ethics in the increasingly globalised globe people do business on. Like Johnny, we’re concerned about the consequences when certain parties don’t play fair. Johnny’s way of levelling the playing field is to bury the scallywags underneath it, but this being the OECD, our proposal, developed with G20 countries at the G20’s request, concerns the international tax system and how to “inject greater trust and fairness”  into it. Read more

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