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Start-ups and small firms continue to face significant obstacles to fulfilling their potential to innovate, grow and create jobs, particularly when it comes to obtaining access to finance. With its 13 core indicators of debt, equity and general market conditions, complemented by a review of government policy measures, Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2014: An OECD Scoreboard documents these financing difficulties and
A series of short reports aimed at policy makers examine issues and policies instruments related to inclusive entrepreneurs policy. The key message of these briefs is that there is under-exploited potential among entrepreneurs from non-mainstream groups and that there are many examples of specially tailored policies that are successful in increasing participation that can serve as models for others.
This publication reports on trends in the steelmaking capacity of economies that are not members of the OECD. It examines existing capacity and investments that will lead to changes by 2014, with detailed tables on equipment, starting dates of planned projects, and works ownership.
The report presents the potential of new nanomaterials and highlights the remaining challenges for their safe and sustainable introduction in the tyre industry.
New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.
Les chaînes de valeur mondiales (CVM) constituent un aspect essentiel de l’économie mondiale qui a des effets sur la croissance, l’emploi et le développement, mais il reste de nombreux défis à relever pour que tous les pays et toutes les entreprises aient la possibilité d’y participer et d'en bénéficier.
Cette vingtième édition de l'OCDE des Perspectives agricoles, élaborée conjointement pour la neuvième fois avec l’Organisation pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), présente des projections à l’horizon 2023 pour les principaux produits agricoles, les biocarburants et les poissons pur 41 pays and 12 régions. Le rapport 2013 comprend aussi un chapitre spécial sur l'Inde.
Les conditions de financement des petites et moyennes entreprises (PME) demeurent très préoccupantes dans de nombreux pays, d’après un nouveau rapport de l'OCDE.
While there has been a recent revival of interest in industrial policy around the world, systematic evidence of efficacy is relatively scarce. This report considers recent evidence from the evaluation of industrial policy. It focuses on three specific policy areas: support for R&D, capital market interventions (with a focus on risk capital), and public procurement for innovation.
This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.