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This working paper reviews 10 in–depth case studies of urban projects proposed and operating within the realm of Joint Implementation (JI) and the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Environment Working Paper No. 29.
Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”
The unique OECD peer review process has helped improve public policy. It assesses how countries manage the design, adoption and enforcement of regulations according to a conceptual framework. It ensures comparability while taking account of institutional and cultural differences across countries.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
Germany embarks on reform of its development co-operation and aims to improve the quality and increase the quantity of its aid.
Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009.
For many of today’s new biomedical innovations, the distinctions between different forms of medical products such as drugs, diagnostics and devices no longer apply. Biomedicine also tends to realize its potential today through process innovation, even more than product innovation.
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Bildung auf einen Blick 2010: Trotz steigender Absolventenzahlen an den Hochschulen nehmen die wirtschaftlichen Vorteile aus guter Bildung weiter zu. Angesichts der demografischen Entwicklung muss Deutschland mehr tun, um die Voraussetzungen für längere Erwerbszeiten zu schaffen und um dem sich abzeichnenden Fachkräftemangel entgegenzuwirken. Dies ergibt sich aus der aktuellen Studie „Bildung auf einen Blick“ und einer Länderstudie
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This review of vocational education and training (VET) in Germany is part of “Learning for Jobs”, the OECD policy study of VET, a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs.