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Business spending on research and development has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with nearly all OECD countries seeing a fall in investment which could impact innovation and long-term growth, according to a new OECD report.
The STI Outlook reviews the key policy trends and performance of OECD countries and major emerging economies in a number of areas related to science and innovation based on the latest information and indicators. The policy and country profiles in the 2012 edition highlight the expected contributions of science, technology and innovation to a sustainable and lasting recovery from the economic crisis.
The OECD Tourism Committee and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, are pleased to announce that the 90th session of the Tourism Committee, followed by a back-to-back OECD-APEC Forum on Tourism (APEC – Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), will be held at the Deogyusan Resort, Muju, Jeonbuk Province, Republic of Korea.
The Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau in partnership with the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are working on defining and collecting measurable indicators at the regional/ local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
This report reviews government policies and attempts to provide a better understanding of the growing market for green vehicles as well as new analytical instruments to identify measures that could be designed to foster the uptake of green cars.
The OECD project on green growth and eco-innovation aims to promote sustainable production by spreading existing knowledge and providing industry with a means to benchmark their products and production processes.
The STAN database provides analysts and researchers with a comprehensive tool for analysing industrial performance at a relatively detailed level of activity across countries.
The report provides comparative knowledge, both policy and data, through thematic chapters and country-specific policy and statistical profiles.
These principles help governments to work with private sector partners to finance and bring to fruition infrastructure projects in areas of vital economic importance such as transport, water and power supply and telecommunications.
This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.