Too many workers leave the labour market permanently due to health problems, and yet too many people with a disabling condition are denied the opportunity to work. This third report in the OECD series Sickness, Disability and Work explores the possible factors behind this paradox. It looks specifically at the cases of Denmark, Finland, Ireland and the Netherlands, and highlights the roles of institutions and policies. A range
Two companion volumes focusing on the improvement of school leadership. Volume 1 provides a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership. Volume 2 examines measures taken in five countries.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Ireland and data on the environmental performance of Irish agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).
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Links to sites from Ireland on agri-environmental indicators.
Ireland's economic success story is one that many OECD countries would like to emulate. Of the many factors linked to this success, the public sector’s role is key. This report analyses what the sector has accomplished so far, how it can keep renewing itself, and how it can perpetuate its success.
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The purpose of this activity is to provide policymakers with options for developing systems to recognise non-formal and informal learning; to effectively implement the agenda; and determine under what conditions recognition of non-formal and informal learning can be beneficial for all.
An ageing population creates immediate pressures for changes in both service delivery and in human resources management in government. This report reviews strategies to address these pressing issues and provides a snapshot of ageing policies and actions in nine OECD countries.
The conference, to be held in Dublin on 2 November 2007, will focus upon the emerging discipline of nanotoxicology and its implications to the broader nanotechnology community. Particular emphasis will be given to the food, environment and medical sectors. The conference will bring together a number of international leaders in the area of nanotoxicology and represents the first conference on this novel topic to be held in Ireland. It
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This activity aims to support policy development through examining: the roles and responsibilities of school leaders, policies and conditions for making school leaders most effective, the development and support of effective school leadership and policies and practices conducive to these ends.
This 2.5-day seminar was the second stage of a capacity building programme designed for experienced partnerships from OECD member countries and allowed a more in-depth discussion on how partnerships can enhance their capacity to influence policy at the local, national and international levels.