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This report reviews policies in OECD countries. It studies selected eco-innovations (e.g. carbon capture and storage, electric vehicles and fuel cells) and explains why policies differ in Canada, France, or Germany.
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.
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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.
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Trotz des starken Einbruchs der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Produktion in Deutschland hat sich die Arbeitslosigkeit kaum bewegt. Während der Rezession ging das reale BIP um 6.7% zurück, womit es deutlich stärker sank als im OECD-Durchschnitt (-4.8%).
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Despite a large output contraction in Germany, unemployment has barely budged. During the recession real GDP declined by -6.7%, substantially more than the average decline in the OECD area of -4.8%. But in spite of the sharp decline in output, employment and unemployment were relatively stable.&
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.
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Reviews of Higher Education in Regional and City Development are the OECD’s vehicle to mobilise higher education for economic, social and cultural development of cities and regions. They analyse how higher education systems impact local and regional development and assist in improving this impact.