Publications & Documents


  • 15-April-2011

    English

    The Political Economy of Services in Regional Trade Agreements

    How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.

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  • 15-March-2011

    English

    The Tohoku Pacific earthquake: Economic consequences

    "On behalf of all of us working at the OECD, I would like to transmit our deep sympathy and support in these difficult circumstances. Our thoughts are with the Japanese people, especially those who lost their loved ones." OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

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  • 15-March-2011

    Japanese

    東北地方太平洋沖地震:経済的影響

    OECDは、今後日本の関係当局と密接に連携していく、また、経済への地震の影響を評価することや必要となる政策対応の決定に関する支援を含め、この困難な時期に日本を支援する準備ができている。 OECDは、今後日本の関係当局と密接に連携していく、また、経済への地震の影響を評価することや必要となる政策対応の決定に関する支援を含め、この困難な時期に日本を支援する準備ができている。

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  • 26-January-2011

    English

    New Chair of the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs elected

    The OECD is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair of its Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA), Mr Masatsugu Asakawa of Japan.

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  • 21-December-2010

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    Options to Improve the Governance and Investment of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.6

    This paper suggests avenues for strengthening the governance and management of the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest single pool of pension assets in the world.

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  • 20-December-2010

    English

    Japan should enrol non-regulars in social insurances, ease access to welfare, extend activation measures, says OECD

    Japan has high employment rates for men and older workers and relatively low unemployment. Benefit entitlements for the unemployed are limited, but other labour market policies - including an emphasis on placement services - help to prevent unemployment ...

  • 15-December-2010

    English

    Greening Growth in Japan - Environment Working Paper No. 28

    This paper assesses Japan’s progress in moving towards such an environmentally friendly growth pattern. It summarises Japan’s achievements and challenges in decoupling environmental pressures from economic performance.

  • 8-December-2010

    English

    Regulatory Reform in OECD Countries: Reports by Country

    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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  • 7-December-2010

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    Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education (Japan)

    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.

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  • 16-November-2010

    English

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010

    This 2010 review of Japan's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. It includes coverage of policy for greening growth, implementation of environmental policies, climate change, waste management and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle), and nature and

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