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Japan has several major strengths it can draw upon but major reforms are needed on several fronts. A keystone of the Revitalisation strategy is tax reform, not only to boost revenues but also to support growth and make it greener and more inclusive.
This report maps the development of the Programme, from determining what should be measured, to defining the meaning of PIAAC’s three core domains.
WEO-2011 provides invaluable insights into how the energy system could evolve over the next quarter of a century. The book is essential reading for anyone with a stake in the energy sector.
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This Note reports on implementation of the structural reform commitments identified by G20 countries in the Seoul Action Plan and subsequent updates, and reported in greater detail in the national policy templates. In doing so, the Note complements the preliminary Report (Pursuing Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth: Taking Stock of Structural Reform Commitments) submitted to the Framework Working Group and the G20 Deputies ahead
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This Report builds on the lessons learned from the OECD’s regular surveillance of structural policies in G20 countries (reported in Going for Growth), which focuses on a number of policy areas highlighted in the Seoul Action Plan (and subsequent updates) for structural reform in pursuit of strong, sustainable and balanced growth. On the basis of preliminary analysis, the Report takes stock of implementation of Going for Growth
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The dramatic increase in international capital flows, despite a temporary contraction during the global crisis, has motivated policy discussions on the associated benefits and costs of capital mobility. While international capital movements can support long-term growth, they also pose short-term policy challenges, including those associated with undesirable consequences of exchange-rate appreciation, financial and asset-price cycles
"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.
Written for decision makers, Harnessing Variable Renewables: a Guide to the Balancing Challenge sheds light on managing power systems with large shares of variable renewables.
The IEA Climate and Electricity Annual 2011 provides an authoritative resource on progress to date in this area, with statistics related to CO2 and the electricity sector across ten regions of the world.
This roadmap sets out specific steps needed over the coming years to achieve milestones that will allow smart grids to deliver a clean energy future.