Publications & Documents


  • 7-September-2011

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    History of the Château de la Muette, OECD headquarters, Paris

    Though the present Château la Muette is modern, and was built at some distance from where the original chateau stood, the district is steeped in the history of France and her kings. A royal hunting-lodge, the birthplace of princes of France, the ...

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  • 24-August-2011

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    Our Economic Woes Need a Long-Term Fix

    In an article published by the Wall Street Journal, Secretary-General A. Gurría says governments should seize the initiative to resolve the debt crisis and restore economic growth. Emergency, short-term actions that are not part of a medium-term strategy will only bring short-term relief.

  • 16-August-2011

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    Back to school

    Work hard at school, get a good education and you can get a good job – the familiar mantra of parents the world over. But is it still true at a time of shrinking government budgets and ballooning unemployment figures? And if so, what kind of education is best?

  • 16-August-2011

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    Cool, clean water

    Without water we cannot survive. Yet billions of people still live without access to stable supplies of clean water, and a growing world population will put increasing pressure on this finite resource in years to come. How can we make better use of this precious commodity?

  • 3-August-2011

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    MENA (Middle East and North Africa): Governance Initiative

    The Good Governance for Development (GfD) in Arab Countries Initiative aims at modernising public governance structures and processes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through dialogue among policy practitioners.

  • 26-July-2011

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    Greening growth

    Growing one’s economy AND protecting the environment. They’re not mutually exclusive. In fact, green and growth go together. If you have never had electricity, solar power offers growth and green, for example. But what will it take to make green growth happen for everyone?

  • 22-July-2011

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  • 20-July-2011

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    International Energy Agency (IEA)

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an autonomous organisation which works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond.

  • 5-July-2011

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    G20 and business members share offshore oil and gas best practices for global marine environment protection

    Prompted by several high profile offshore drilling accidents, in 2010 G20 Leaders took the inititative to create the Global Marine Environment Protection (GMEP) Working Group comprised of G20 countries and international organisations. Its mandate is to “share best practices to protect the marine environment, to prevent accidents related to offshore exploration and development, as well as marine prevention transportation, and to deal

  • 21-June-2011

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    Canada and the OECD, 50 years of progress - OECD Observer special focus

    "As one of the 19 founding members of the OECD, Canada has greatly benefited from and contributed to the OECD over the past 50 years", says Judith A. LaRocque, Canadian Ambassador to the OECD.

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