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OECD Publishing News Employment Science & Technology
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Development Health Trade
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HIGHLIGHTS

OECD Forum 2014 Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses Global Forum: Barbados Phase 2 2014


OECD Forum 2014 to be held May 5-6 in Paris with theme Resilient Economies for Inclusive Societies. Last chance to register! Forum website | Programme | Speakers

OECD Info App has been upgraded with new features for OECD Forum 2014. Get the latest OECD news and publications information and follow the OECD Forum by downloading it from the App Store today!

Huge sums of money leave developing countries illegally through money laundering, tax evasion, and bribery. OECD countries could be doing more to stop it says Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses: Brief | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

International community continues making progress on tax transparency with new reports highlighting action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.  Press release | New reports listed below

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Fishing for Development: Conference Proceedings

Forthcoming
-Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: Book listing
-Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

Pooling of Institutional Investors Capital - Selected Case Studies in Unlisted Equity Infrastructure: Report (PDF - 64 pages)

Forthcoming
-OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Bostwana 2014: Book listing
-Financing State-Owned Enterprises: An Overview of National Practices: Book listing
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2013: Book listing
-Policy Framework for Investment in Agriculture: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2014 Progress Report Climate Resilience in Development Planning: Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia


Huge sums of money leave developing countries illegally through money laundering, tax evasion, and bribery. OECD countries could be doing more to stop it says Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses: Brief | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2014 Progress Report: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Climate Resilience in Development Planning: Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, April 2014 includes articles on Development Week 2014, the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum, China's new development model, and more: Newsletter

Development Evaluation News, April 2014 includes articles on evaluation methodologies, new publications, and more: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Australia 2013: Book listing
-OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: France 2013: Book listing
-Better Policies for Development: Policy Coherence for Development and Illicit Financial Flows: Book listing
-African Economic Outlook 2014: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2014


Make economic, innovation and territorial reforms work together to boost growth and competitiveness, says OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2014: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Methodology for banks’ asset risk weighting should be improved, says OECD Economic Surveys: Euro Area 2014: Print as well as PDFeditions now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Greater competition is essential to promote the labour and product market mobility, says OECD Economic Surveys: European Union 2014: Print as well as PDF editions now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economics Department Working Papers
-1110: Would a Growth Slowdown in Emerging Markets Spill Over to High-income Countries? A Quantitative Assessment
-1111: Economic Growth from the Household Perspective: GDP and Income Distribution Developments Across OECD Countries
-1112: New Evidence on the Determinants of Industrial Specialisation
-1113: How to Improve Taxes and Transfers in Israel
-1114: How to Improve Israel's Health Care System

Forthcoming:
-OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014, Issue 1: Book listing

-OECD Economic Surveys: Germany 2014: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

National Accounts of OECD Countries: Main Aggregates 2014


Natonal Accounts of OECD Countries, Main Aggregates 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Top earners capturing growing share of total income in many countries, says Top Incomes and Taxation in OECD Countries: Was the Crisis a Game Changer: Press release with video | Report (PDF - 740 kb)

Forthcoming:
-National Accounts at a Glance 2014: Book listing
-National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2013: Book listing
-Labour Force Statistics 2013: Book listing
-OECD Factbook 2014: Book listing

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EDUCATION

A Skills beyond School Review of Israel


A Skills beyond School Review of Israel: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

PISA 2012 Results: Ready to Learn, Volume III: Students' Engagement, Drive and Self-Beliefs. Print as well as PDF editions are now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

PISA 2012 Results, Volume V: Creative Problem Solving: Students' Skills in Tackling Real-Life Problems. Print as well as PDF editions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States. Print as well as PDF editions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Slovak Republic 2012: Book listing
-A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Country profiles added for Pensions at a Glance 2013: Profiles

Forthcoming
-Employment and Skills Strategies in the Czech Republic: Book listing
-Labour Force Statistics 2013: Book listing

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ENERGY

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Netherlands 2014 Energy Prices and Taxes 2014/1 Oil Gas Coal and Electricity 2014/2


IEA encourages the Netherlands to push for decarbonisation and electricity-market integration in Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Netherlands 2014: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary (Only available in PDF format)

Energy Prices and Taxes, Volume 2014 Issue 1: Subscribe to periodical on Online Bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary

Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2014 Issue 2: Subscribe to periodical on Online bookshop | Issue on OECD iLibrary

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

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ENVIRONMENT

Climate Resilience in Development Planning: Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia


Climate Resilience in Development Planning: Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-OECD Insights: Water
-Green Growth Indicators 2014: Book listing
-Climate Change, Water and Agriculture: Towards Resilient Systems: Book listing
-The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport: Book listing

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HEALTH

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Czech Republic 2014: Book listing
-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Norway 2014: Book listing

-OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Turkey 2013: Raising Standards: Book listing
-The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

OECD Review of Telecommunications Policy and Regulation in Colombia


Colombia telecoms regulator needs more power to increase competition, says OECD Review of Telecommunication Policy and Regulation in Colombia: Press release | Read and Share | Book listing | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4: Working paper

Consumer and Policy Guidance on Mobile and Online Payments: Report (PDF - 350 kb)

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

NEA Monthly News Bulletin, April 2014 includes articles on new nuclear build supply chain and project management, the meeting of the Radioactive Waste Management Committee, the Regulators' Forum, new expert groups, waste management activities related to the Fukushima Daiishima accident, the NEA Salt Club, and South African participation in the Nuclear Law Committee. Newsletter

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Chile's Suprem Audit Institution


Chile's Supreme Audit Institution: Enhancing Strategic Agility and Public Trust. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Forthcoming
-OECD Regulatory Compliance Cost Assessment Guidance: Book listing
-The Governance of Regulators: Book listing
-Regulatory Enforcement and Inspections: Book listing
-Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean 2014
-Slovak Republic: Developing a Sustainable Strategic Framework for Public Administration Reform: Book listing
-Budgeting Practices and Procedures in OECD Countries: Book listing
-OECD integrity Review of Tunisia's Audit System: Managing Risk in Public Institutions: Book listing

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SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Making Innovation Policy Work: Learning from Experimentation: Print as well as PDF editions now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD News on Innovation, Science, Technology and Industry, April 2014 includes articles on OECD events on innovation in Southeast Asia and recent publication: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Netherlands 2014

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Employment and Skills Strategies in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Employment and Skills Strategies in the Czech Republic: Book listing

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TAXATION

Global Forum: Barbados Phase 2 2014


International community continues making progress on tax transparency with new reports highlighting action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.  Press release See new peer reviews listed below.

Global Forum Peer Reviews:
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Barbados, Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
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Colombia, Phase 1 Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Latvia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Malaysia, Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Micronesia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Saudi Arabia, Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Slovak Republic, Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary
-Slovenia, Phase 2: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Governments endorse new OECD Guidelines on applying VAT across borders: Press release

Comments received on discussion draft on Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy published: Comments

Forthcoming:
-Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2014: Trends in Indonesia and Malaysia: Book listing

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TRADE

Governments endorse new OECD Guidelines on applying VAT across borders: Press release

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates: Webpage

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TRANSPORTATION

Expanding Airport Capacity in Large Urban Areas


Expanding Airport Capacity in Large Urban Areas: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Planning and Designing Transport Systems to Ensure Safe Travel for Women: Discussion paper

Port Investment and Container Shipping Markets Roundtable Summary and Conclusions: Discussion paper

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

Forthcoming:
-The Cost of Air Pollution: Health Impacts of Road Transport: Book listing

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

OECD Territorial Reviews: Netherlands 2014


Make economic, innovation and territorial reforms work together to boost growth and competitiveness, says OECD Territorial Reviews: Netherlands 2014: PDF available now. Print edition to come soon. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Assessing Polycentric Urban Systems in the OECD:  Country, Regional and Metropolitan Perspectives: Working paper

Creating Fiscal Space for Investment by Sub-National Governments - The Role of Institutions: Working paper

Approaches to Metropolitan Area Governance: A Country Overview: Working paper

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

Forthcoming
-Innovation and Modernising the Rural Economy: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

Rock star economy or one hit wonder?
A new paper written by the OECD Economics Department and published by the New Zealand Productivity Commission challenges the way we traditionally think about lifting productivity. This paper looks at the case of New Zealand and shows that the conventional explanations of investment in physical capital and years of schooling don’t explain New Zealand’s sizable productivity gap. Yes, these are still key areas with room for improvement. But the paper points to new avenues for increasing productivity, which will have important consequences for policymakers throughout the OECD. Read more

Profligate spending?
“There are few more confused policies than this Government’s on foreign aid, which has seen the budget soar by a staggering 28 per cent in the past year, to £10.6 billion. That’s the UK Daily Telegraph’s reaction to what it calls “Profligate spending on foreign aid” after seeing the latest figures published by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC). Today and tomorrow, over 1500 “development leaders” will join Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría in Mexico City to discuss the kind of evidence The Telegraph is asking for. The first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation will review global progress in making development co-operation more effective; agree on actions to boost progress; and “anchor effective development co-operation in the post-2015 global development agenda”. The UN and OECD will be presenting Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2014 Progress Report. Overall, the report concludes that there are some encouraging signs that “longstanding efforts to change the way development co-operation is delivered are paying off”... Read more

Wake up and save the coffee: Making development climate-resilient
Compared with species extinctions, heat waves, and hunger, the prospect of lousy coffee was, unsurprisingly, not a major focus of the latest IPCC Fifth Assessment report. Yet, a minor inconvenience for consumers could be a serious challenge for Ethiopia and Colombia, two major coffee producing countries facing growing risks from climate change. A new OECD reportdescribes what they’re doing to sustain development in a changing climate. Coffee first grew in Ethiopia with the temperate highlands providing ideal conditions for cultivating high-quality Arabica beans. Coffee production accounts for about one-third of export earnings and it supports millions of households. As part of the rapid growth of the wider economy, coffee production has increased dramatically in the past decade. Continuing this growth will help to realise Ethiopia’s goal of reaching middle-income status by 2025. Climate variability and climate change could knock these plans off-track. Read more

Stormy Waters
Climate change is, to a large extent, water change. Water is the predominant channel through which the impact of climate change will be felt. More torrential rains, floods and droughts can be expected in many parts of the world. Not only that–climate change is reshaping the future for freshwater on the planet. rmy waters. OECD Observer article

Price the Carbon
Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a long-lived gas. Almost half of the CO2 emitted in 2013 will still be in the atmosphere a century from now. OECD Observer article

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