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The Conference on Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains (GVC), resulting in this action statement, took place in Tokyo, 31May-1June 2007. Stakeholders can play a greater role in assisting SMEs to rise to the challenges of active participation in global value chains.
Enhancing the Role of SMEs in Global Value Chains, addresses how globalisation of value chains and of large enterprises affects the role of SMEs as traditional partners, suppliers or distributors for larger firms and explores the benefits of SME participation in global value chains.
OECD workshop on Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment.Co-organised with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan and the United Nations University-Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS). Tokyo, 19-20 June 2007
OECD Trade Policy Working Paper No. 51. This paper presents improved approaches to measurement of services barriers by using alternative weighting methods and improved econometric specifications.
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This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2007, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2006 priorities for Japan.
"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
The theme of the conference was “The recent moves on e-Learning and OER in OECD and Japan”.
Summarises proceedings of a conference looking at examples of human genetic research databases, how they are established, how they are managed and governed, how they might be commercialised, and what the policy considerations might be.
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Floods and flood-related disasters, such as landslides, are a traditional and serious risk in Japan. In the 1940s and 50s, after flood disasters took thousands of lives, the creation of a comprehensive flood risk management programme led to a dramatic reduction in human casualties.
This site contains a list of key references on Japan. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.