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Read all about the range of OECD sustainable development studies and activities in the "2006 Annual Report on Sustainable Development Work in the OECD".
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.
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This annual report contains the review of 2005 OECD activities and studies relating to sustainable development. Although cross-cutting work is increasing, the OECD could do more to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social – in its analyses.
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All countries should have national sustainable development strategies in place, but many still lack strategies and others fall short of good practices in terms of long-term perspectives, integrated government approaches, consultation with stakeholders, realistic targets, etc.
These proceedings present an overview of approaches for assessing subsidies and associated taxes and look at country experiences in reforming subsidies in agriculture, fisheries, industry and transport.
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What is sustainable development and why is it important? Most people support the idea of sustainable development, but without fully understanding what it is. Most would agree that it implies a better balance between economic, environmental and social goals, and greater fairness in distributing the gains from growth among people and countries. It also concerns preserving the environment and natural resources as a basis for progress.
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The concept of sustainable development encompasses three dimensions of welfare - economic, environmental and social - and involves complex synergies and trade -offs among them. This Statistics Brief presents an update on progress in the development of indicators of sustainable development and describes some of the challenges that lie ahead.
Governance is the next issue the People’s Republic of China needs to tackle. This report shows how governance impacts on public action by looking at different policy sectors, takes stock of the progress made in public management and public finance, and explores policy options for the future.
The OECD is pleased to announce the first Annual Meeting of Sustainable Development Experts (AMSDE) at the OECD on 29 September to 1 October 2004.
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You will find a chronological meetings list of The Round Table on Sustainable Development.