Publications & Documents


  • 22-July-2010

    English

    Poland: Preparing for euro adoption

    The paper focuses on the major structural reforms necessary to prepare for euro adoption that should allow a sustainable fulfilment of the Maastricht criteria and maximisation of the ensuing various benefits.

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  • 15-July-2010

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    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

  • 15-July-2010

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    Prospects for growth and imbalances beyond the short term

    The global crisis has left the OECD area with lower potential output and a high government debt burden. Moreover, global imbalances are beginning to widen again.

  • 12-July-2010

    English

    Good Governance for Digital Policies: How to Get the Most Out of ICT – the Case of Spain’s Plan Avanza

    Plan Avanza has created a large-scale information society agenda addressing the need for international and inter-regional convergence in ICT access and use, and greater integration of citizens, businesses and the public administration into the information society.

  • 2-July-2010

    English, Excel, 472kb

    Do No Harm: Case Study Afghanistan

    One of six case studies linked to the publication Do No Harm: International Support for Statebuilding, this report provides practical guidance to avoid risks of undermining statebuilding.

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  • 2-July-2010

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    Do No Harm: Case Study Sierra Leone

    One of six case studies linked to the publication Do No Harm: International Support for Statebuilding, this report provides practical guidance to avoid risks of undermining statebuilding.

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  • 2-July-2010

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    Do No Harm: Case Study Rwanda

    One of six case studies linked to the publication Do No Harm: International Support for Statebuilding, this report provides practical guidance to avoid risks of undermining statebuilding.

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  • 17-June-2010

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    OECD Territorial Reviews: Venice, Italy 2010

    This Review of Venice, Italy, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city-region’s economy and the extent to which its land use, labour market and environmental policies embrace a metropolitan vision. A new understanding of the provinces of Padua, Treviso and Venice as an interconnected city-region of 2.6 million people guides this study. Venice ranks as among the most dynamic and productive city-regions in the OECD, with high employment levels and growth rates. Though it has thrived on a model of small firms and industrial clusters, it is undergoing a deep economic transformation. Venice confronts growing environmental challenges as a result of rising traffic congestion and costly infrastructure pressures, exacerbated by sprawl. Demographics are also changing, due to ageing inhabitants, immigrant settlement and the rapid depopulation of the historic city of Venice.  

    This report offers a comparative analysis of these issues, utilising the OECD’s metropolitan database to benchmark productivity and growth. It draws on regional economics, urban planning, transportation studies and hydrology to throw light on the changes within the city-region. In light of planned inter-city rail extensions, the Review calls for programmes to increase economic synergies between Venice and its neighbours. It evaluates key tools for promoting economic growth and metropolitan governance and proposes enhanced co-ordination of land use policies, additional business development services for small and medium-sized businesses, and the enlargement of university-linked innovation. Given frequent flooding, the report appraises the quality of metropolitan water governance and Venice’s potential to become a powerful reference for climate change adaptation.

  • 11-June-2010

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    Israel: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

    Monetary policy and inflation prospects are broadly sound in Israel, but significant challenges remain for fiscal policy in reducing public debt, as discussed in this working paper.

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  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Israeli Education Policy: How to Move Ahead in Reform

    Israel’s education system produces many tertiary graduates but there are wide gaps across society and core skills at secondary school are weak, as discussed in this working paper.

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