Publications & Documents

  • 4-April-2013


    OECD Work on Statistics

    Explore OECD data using new tools that allow you to uncover structures and reveal the stories hidden in the statistics.

  • 25-March-2013

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  • 25-March-2013

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    Stepping up the pace of reform and fostering greener and more inclusive growth in China

    China’s new leadership has signalled that it is time to step up the pace of reform, building on the remarkable economic and social achievements to date while recognising the pressing need for deep structural changes. Indeed, far-reaching reforms are necessary for continuing to raise living standards and well-being, even as China is poised to become the world’s largest economy by around 2016.

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  • 20-March-2013


    OECD releases first comprehensive guidelines on measuring subjective well-being

    The OECD has taken a major step forward in measuring how we feel about our lives. Newly released Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being establish the first comprehensive framework for internationally comparable and intellectually robust data on this topic.

  • 19-March-2013


    Happiness is...

    Governments have a tough enough job delivering on the economy, and ensuring that their country can provide education and health systems that work, essential services such as water and electricity, not to mention roads, railways and clean air – can we really expect them to make us happy too?

  • 5-March-2013


    Growing more equal?

    Equality between the sexes has come a long way in the past 50 years or so, and in some areas (life expectancy, education) women are now ahead of men in many countries. So why do we still need an international women’s day?

  • 15-February-2013


    Better growth for better lives

    We all want to come out of the crisis with a more sustainable economic system that delivers better lives for everyone, but just what is the right policy recipe to deliver the quality jobs and investment, trust and transparency, and effective regulation that we need?

  • 31-January-2013


    Sustaining growth: Trust, equality, jobs

    The global economy is not out of the woods yet, and 2013 is a critical year if we are to leave the crisis behind and create more sustainable growth and employment. Easy to say – but what is being done, and what more can be done, to make it happen?

  • 14-December-2012


    Gender equality: Essential for sustainable growth

    Gender equality is a necessity, not an option if we are to move on from the economic and financial crisis to create more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies around the world. So what are we waiting for?

  • 30-November-2012


    Happy birthday, OECD Observer!

    November marks the 50th anniversary of the OECD Observer, an award-winning public magazine which addresses the policy challenges of our times. Flicking through the issues, from 1962 to today, is like taking a trip through modern history.

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