Cluster building is now among the most important economic development activities in OECD countries and beyond. This book looks at the importance and potential of cluster initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe....
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This note, taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms, focuses on key structural policy priorities for the Czech Republic, supported by a comparative analysis of the indicators in Chapter 2. The note also presents individual structural indicators of economic and labour market performance as well as comparative indicators for the key policy priorities listed.
3-minute video explaining what the OECD/PISA programme is and progress made from 2000 to 2004. Available in English, French, Spanish, German and Japanese.
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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2003.
Despite the recent enlargement of the EU, Central Europe faces sluggish growth prospects, unless labour-market policies are made more job-friendly, as discussed in this working paper.
The agricultural sector in many OECD countries continues to be characterised by high levels of support and protection. Support to agricultural producers accounted for 32% of total farm receipts -- a slight increase from 2002, but down from 37% from the late 1980s.
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OECD Economic Outlook No. 75, ch. VII. After nearly fifteen years of transition, the countries of Central Europe have entered the European Union on 1 May 2004. This chapter examines the consequences of this event for the four acceding countries that are members of the OECD (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovak Republic).
Taking into account the country's unique geographic location at the heart of new Europe, this review analyses the growth factors and obstacles to territorial development in the Czech Republic and the promising signs of development of major urban centres and medium sized towns.
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This working paper sets out lessons from emerging markets for EU assession countries.
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.