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This workshop, hosted in Montreal, discussed how the production of renewable energy could represent a development opportunity for rural regions.
The aim of this paper is to assess the consequences of banking crises for public debt. Using an unbalanced panel of 154 countries from 1980 to 2006, the paper shows that banking crises are associated with a significant and long-lasting increase in government debt.
To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.
Sickness and disability policy reform has been a priority for OECD countries wanting to improve employment and social outcomes in this domain. The recent recession and corresponding fall in labour demand is expected to hit marginalised workers, including workers with health problems or disability, harder than the broader working-age population. There is a pressing need for policy makers to address the recent “medicalisation” of labour
G20 countries need to keep up the momentum of structural economic reform in order to boost confidence and job creation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells G20 leaders.
Policy makers must strike a "new balance" between the twin needs for fiscal consolidation and support for a jobs-rich recovery, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria tells business leaders ahead of the G20 summit.
This review examines Québec's rural policy approach, which aims at community empowerment and land occupancy, and presents recommendations for integrating social, economic and entrepreneurial development and implementing stabilisation measures in lagging areas.
La politique de développement rural adoptée par le gouvernement provincial du Québec compte parmi les plus innovantes de la zone OCDE, a déclaré Angel Gurría lors de la présentation de cette publication. Représentant 20 % du PIB du Québec, les zones rurales ont également connu le plus fort accroissement du revenu des ménages à l’intérieur de la province entre 2000 et 2005, démontrant ainsi que ruralité ne rime pas avec déclin
The International Energy Agency's periodic review of Canada's energy policies and programmes. This 2010 edition finds that Canada, with its diverse and balanced portfolio of energy resources, is one of the largest producers and exporters of energy among IEA member countries. The energy sector plays an increasingly important role for the Canadian economy and for global energy security, as its abundant resource base has the potential
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The following case study describes successful practices of regulatory management and competitiveness enhancement in the state of British Columbia, Canada.