Publications & Documents


  • 24-June-2015

    English

    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

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  • 22-June-2015

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    Green growth in countries and territories

    There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.

  • 17-June-2015

    English, PDF, 334kb

    Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes: Korea

    Korea has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) but the burden of diabetes is relatively large.

  • 1-June-2015

    English, PDF, 409kb

    Better Life Initiative country note for Korea

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    Korea's work-life balance policies for sustainable growth

    Of the abundant resources given to mankind, what is the most underused resource of our time? Without a doubt, women!

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  • 12-May-2015

    English, PDF, 39kb

    Tackling harmful alcohol use: Korea

    Levels of alcohol consumption in Korea decreased substantially in the last 30 years and, in 2012, consumption reached the OECD average of 9.1 litres of pure alcohol per capita.

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  • 17-April-2015

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    OECD at the 7th World Water Forum in Daegu & Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea

    The OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, chaired several high-level panels; the OECD actively participated through a series of events, the launch of four new reports and by taking part in a number of workshops and seminars throughout the forum. ‌

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  • 14-April-2015

    English, PDF, 350kb

    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Korea

    Korea has the 5th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in Korea faced a tax wedge of 21.5% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.

  • 13-April-2015

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Korea from 11 to 13 April 2015

    Mr. Gurría took part in the 7th World Water Forum and side events, and launched the publication "Water in Cities: Sustainable Futures" as well as three other related OECD reports. He also met with Ms. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, and several Cabinet ministers as well as high-level officials from other countries attending the Forum.

  • 13-April-2015

    English, PDF, 53kb

    Water Resources Allocation: Korea Country Profile

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. Capturing information from 27 OECD countries and key partner economies, the report presents key findings from the OECD Survey of Water Resources Allocation and case studies of successful allocation reform.

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