Governments should work more closely with companies and strengthen enforcement to fight the rising global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, according to a new OECD report.
Total official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) fell by 5.1% in 2006 to USD 103.9 billion. This represents 0.30% of members’ combined Gross National Income.
Aid donors will have to increase funding for aid programmes faster that any other public expenditure in order to fulfil their commitments to increase aid to $130 billion and double aid to Africa by 2010, says the OECD’s Development Co-operation Report.
Many regions in the Alps had the warmest November on record, delaying the arrival of snow by several weeks and worrying ski operators. As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects ..
Nahezu alle Skigebiete in Deutschland und rund 70 Prozent der Skiregionen in Österreich müssen durch den Klimawandel um die Schneesicherheit fürchten und damit um die wirtschaftliche Grundlage des Wintertourismus.
Two major OECD reports on Turkey this week on corporate governance in Turkey on 17 October and an Economic Survey of Turkey on 18 October, coinciding with an official visit to Istanbul and Ankara by the Organisation’s Secretary-General, Angel Gurría.
Governments and industry should step up their coordination to combat the global problem of spam, according to a new set of OECD recommendations.
The OECD is launching a new project aimed at providing guidance for governments on applying Value Added Taxes, or VAT - also called Goods and Services Tax, or GST, in some countries -- to cross-border trade.
Two-thirds of the aid which the European Commission and the 22 member governments of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee pledged to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been spent or ear-marked for specific projects, according to statistics gathered by the OECD.