Publications & Documents


  • 22-May-2013

    English

    Russia: Progress made in improving the quality of official statistics but challenges remain

    Russia’s official statistics are compiled with a high a degree of professionalism and now have a solid legal basis, but their scope, timeliness and international comparability needs to be improved, according to an initial assessment by the OECD.

  • 4-April-2013

    English

    By the Numbers

    Statistics affect us personally every day, helping to determine how likely we are to get that car loan or when we will be able to retire and draw our pension. But how can we be sure that we are measuring the right things in the right way to make such decisions?

  • 4-April-2013

    English

    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

    Chinese, PDF, 2,076kb

    中国:加快改革步伐、促进绿色和包容性增长

    中国新的领导集体已发出了明确的信号:中国已取得了巨大的经济与社会发展成就,但深化结构改革的需要日益迫切,现在是时候加快改革步伐了。中国预计将在2016年左右成为全球第一大经济体,为了继续提高生活水平和建设小康社会,中国的确需要更深入的改革。

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  • 25-March-2013

    English, PDF, 1,903kb

    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

    English

    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.

  • 20-March-2013

    English

    OECD Guidelines on Measuring Subjective Well-being

    Being able to measure people’s quality of life is fundamental when assessing the progress of societies. There is now widespread acknowledgement that measuring subjective well-being is an essential part of measuring quality of life alongside other social and economic dimensions. As a first step to improving the measures of quality of life, the OECD has produced Guidelines which provide advice on the collection and use of measures of

  • 19-March-2013

    English

    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

    English

    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

    English

    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?

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