Environment

Road to Recovery: Innovation, Jobs & Clean Growth

 

Innovation

 

Innovation and Growth: Chasing a Moving Frontier

In this volume, the OECD and the World Bank jointly take stock of how globalisation is posing new challenges for innovation and growth in both developed and developing countries, and how countries are coping with them. The authors discuss options for policy initiatives that can foster technological innovation in the pursuit of faster and sustainable growth. ... 

The OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow
Provides a set of principles for fostering innovation in people (workers and consumers), in firms and in government, taking an in-depth look at the scope of innovation and how it is changing, as well as where and how it is occurring. ...

Innovation in Firms: A Macroeconomic PerspectiveOECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

Presents the main results of the OECD Innovation Microdata Project - the first large-scale effort to exploit firm-level data from innovation surveys across 20 countries in an internationally harmonised way, with a view to addressing common analytical questions. ...

Eco-Innovation in Industry: Enabling Green Growth

Provides benchmarking tools on sustainable manufacturing and to spur eco-innovation through better understanding of innovation mechanisms. It reviews the concepts and forms an analytical framework; analyses the nature and processes of eco-innovation; discusses existing sustainable manufacturing indicators; and examines methodologies for measuring eco-innovation. ...

Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2008

Reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation in OECD countries and a number of major non-member economies including Brazil, Chile, China, Israel, Russia and South Africa. ...

Innovation in the Sofware Sector

This book throws a spotlight on innovation across the software universe, setting out key issues and highlighting policy perspectives. It spans research and development, invention, production, distribution and use of software in the market. It also covers core innovation themes from a user perspective -- including security and privacy, mobility, inter-operability, accessibility and reliability. ...

Pharmacogenetics: Opportunities and Challenges for Health Innovation

Pharmacogenetics helps us understand the relationship between an individual’s genetic make-up and the way medicines work for each person. This book reviews the use of pharmacogenetics across all stages of the health innovation cycle from research through to uptake by doctors and patients. ...

 

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Jobs

 

More Than Just Jobs; Workforce Development in a Skill-Based Economy
This book provides valuable insights into how labour policies can be expanded to meet economic development and social cohesion goals, while also reconciling national and local concerns. It includes studies from seven OECD countries (Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States). ...

Flexible Policy for More and Better Jobs

This book provides a new indicator for benchmarking labour-market policy, reviewing the flexibility available in its management throughout OECD countries. The research offers new evidence of the link between flexibility and employment outcomes. Concrete examples of how localities can harness greater flexibility to generate better economic and social outcomes are provided. ...

Is Informal Normal? Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries

The informal sector deprives states of revenues and workers of social protection. It also, however, frequently constitutes the most dynamic part of the economy and creates massive employment. This book provides evidence for policy makers on how to deal with this issue of crucial importance for developing and developed countries alike. ...

Jobs for Youth

Each book in this series includes, for the subject country covered:  an examination of the school-to-work transition process, a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school-to-work, and a set of policy recommendations for further action by the public authorities and social partners. ...

 

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Clean Growth

 

The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: Policies and Options for Global Action beyond 2012

Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key climate policy issues including: an ideal set of climate policy tools; the economic and environmental costs of incomplete climate change mitigation policies; how to develop a global carbon market; and the case for technology support policies. ...

Sustainable Development Linking Economy, Society, Environment

A succinct examination of the concept of sustainable development: what it means; how it is impacted by globalisation, production and consumption; how it can be measured; and what can be done to promote it. It argues that to be sustainable, development has to be based on progress in three areas at once: the economy, society and the environment. ...

Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture

This report calls on policy makers to recognise the issues at stake in water resource management in agriculture and gives them the tools to do so, offering a wealth of information on recent trends and the outlook for water resource use in agriculture. ...

Globalisation, Transport and the Environment

What impact has globalisation had on transport? And what have been the consequences for the environment? This book aims to answer these questions and more. It looks in detail at how globalisation has affected activity levels in maritime shipping, aviation, and road and rail freight, and assesses the impact that changes in activity levels have had on the environment. ...

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