Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”
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.
Korea and Finland top the OECD’s latest PISA survey of reading literacy among 15-year olds, which for the first time tested students’ ability to manage digital information, according to OECD's PISA 2009 results.
Workshop on Green Growth Strategy: OECD Green Growth Strategy from the Perspective of Developing Countries, organised in Seoul, 28 October 2010.
During his mission to Korea, Angel Gurría will attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Gyeongju. Back in Seoul, the OECD's Secretary-General will meet with members of the Korean goverment to discuss a range of key policies issues.
By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.
As part of the project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of Busan and the Korean authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.
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Korean version of Health-Care Reform in Korea(Economics Department Working Papers No. 797)
This report analyses the results of an electronically-delivered test in science literacy pioneered by PISA in Denmark, Iceland and Korea. It presents 15-year-olds’ achievement scores and explains the impact of information communication technologies on both males’ and females’ science skills
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.