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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.
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This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close to the top or advancing rapidly, in order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.
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.
This report assesses Japan’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 2000. It analyses the extent to which the country has met its national objectives and international commitments regarding the management of its environment and natural resources.
By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? What types of innovation result? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? This publication also explores the use of environmentally related taxes in OECD countries.&l
Prevention can improve health and longevity. Every year, between 12 000 and 85 000 deaths from chronic diseases can be avoided through different prevention programmes, while between 15 000 and 120 000 years of life in good health would be gained.
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Fit not fat: Country facts Japan (in Japanese)
Biographical note of Japan's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
To what extent do governments use international standards in their technical regulations? This paper looks at the electrical household appliance, natural gas equipment and telephony sectors in Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, United States and the European Union.
Photos and CVs of Ambassadors to the OECD on Flickr.