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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.
The Marche region is one of the most industrialised regions in Italy and is considered a region of excellence. This report provides advice on how to further strengthen and restructure the economy of the Marche region through the use of appropriate SME and entrepreneurship policies.
Apulia is recognised as one of southern Italy‘s most dynamic regions.This report intends to provide a discussion of issues related to tourism and local development in Apulia region and aims to assist the Regional Government of Apulia and in reviewing policies and assets of the Region.
Obesity rates are low Italy, relative to most OECD countries, but are very high among children. About 1 in 10 people is obese in Italy, significantly less than the OECD average of 1 in 6. More than 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women are overweight.
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Fit not fat: Country facts Italy (in Italian)
This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on the Italian civil protection system and its means to prepare for and react to earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, landslides and even volcanoes.
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The impact of the crisis on the Italian labour market has been so far milder than in a number of other OECD countries. However, the OECD Employment Outlook 2010 indicates worsening labour market conditions in the last year.
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L’impatto della crisi sul mercato del lavoro italiano è stato fino a oggi moderato rispetto a molti altri paesi OCSE. Tuttavia, il Rapporto OCSE sull’occupazione 2010 suggerisce un peggioramento delle condizioni del mercato del lavoro nell’ultimo anno.
The study of Apulia aims to review policies and assets of the Region, so to provide recommendations and guidance to: (i) implement new sustainable tourism development strategies;(ii) strengthen the value of Apulia destination’s sites proposition;(iii) foster skills and capacities at local level.