The State continues to remain an important shareholder in listed companies worldwide, especially among emerging economies, which rely increasingly on mixed-ownership models. With the benefit of hindsight and more recent examples, this book provides fresh perspectives on the motivation to list state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the process it entails. Drawing from the experiences of five economies (People's Republic of China, India, New Zealand, Poland and Turkey), the book concludes that broadened ownership generally has a positive impact on the governance and performance of these companies. However, country practices show that the act of listing cannot guarantee that these companies are completely averse to State interests; and deviations from sound corporate governance practices, as enshrined in the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs, can in some cases, raise concerns with regards to non-State shareholder rights, commercial orientation, board independence, conflicting State objectives, transparency, disclosure and more.
This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.
English, PDF, 106kb
The tax burden in New Zealand increased by 1.0 percentage points from 31.4% to 32.4% in 2014. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 34.2% to 34.4%.
The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.
English, PDF, 1,713kb
This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.
Le ruissellement de l'azote dans l'agriculture menaçait les eaux limpides du lac Taupo - le plus grand et le plus emblématique lac de Nouvelle-Zélande - et d'endommager d'importantes activités économiques et culturelles. En 2011, le gouvernement régional a présenté des mesures de la qualité de l'eau, une expérience politique audacieuse et unique. Rapport disponible en anglais.
The OECD/Korea Policy Centre fosters the exchange of technical information and policy experiences relating to the Asia Pacific region in areas such as health statistics, pension reforms and social policy and expenditure.
En 2014, les apports nets d’APD de la Nouvelle-Zélande se sont élevés à 502 millions USD (données provisoires), soit 0.27 % de son revenu national brut (RNB) et une augmentation de 6.8 % en termes réels par rapport à 2013, résultant pour l’essentiel d’une hausse des dons bilatéraux, principalement destinés à des pays parmi les moins avancés (PMA).