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Backround report to the joint report by IEA, OPEC, OECD and World Bank on "Analysis of the Scope of Energy Subsidies and Suggestions for the G-20 Initiative.
OECD countries have made significant reform progress in recent decades, in fields as diverse as competition policy, health care and the environment. How have they done it? And why have reforms advanced in some places and stalled in others? This collection of essays analyses the reform experiences of the 30 OECD countries in nine major policy domains in order to identify lessons, pitfalls and strategies that may help foster policy reform in the future. While taking full account of the tremendous differences in the political and institutional settings in which these reforms were undertaken, the authors highlight a number of common challenges and potential solutions that hold good across both countries and issue areas. They show that the scope for cross-national policy learning is enormous.
The importance of such reform lessons is all the greater in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis. As OECD governments confront the challenge of trying to restore public finances to health without undermining the recovery, they will need to pursue a careful mix of fiscal policies and growth-enhancing structural reforms. Designing, adopting and implementing such a policy mix will require the crafting of effective reforms and effective strategies for implementing them.
This working paper focuses on the issue of innovation and technology transfer in the areas of air pollution abatement, wastewater effluent treatment, solid waste management, and climate change mitigation.
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OECD SURVEY ON PESTICIDE MAXIMUM RESIDUE LIMIT (MRL) POLICIES: SURVEY Series on Pesticides, No 51
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OECD SURVEY OF POLLINATOR TESTING, RESEARCH, MITIGATION AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: SURVEY RESULTS Series on Pesticides No. 52
This joint project builds on work undertaken by two separate OECD WPMN activities, former Project one (Development of an OECD database on Human Health and Environmental Safety Research) and former Project two (EHS Research strategies on Manufactured Nanomaterials).
The current document presents the information obtained from the WPMN Questionnaire on regulatory Regimes for Manufactured Nanomaterials issued July 28, 2008.
Publication of the Report of the Workshop on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context
This document is the report of the workshop held on 16-18 September 2009 in Washington D.C., United States, co-hosted by Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) and Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
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This side event addressed several recent developments in policies for sustainable transport.