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  • 26-February-2012

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    Health: better primary care is key to improving Korea’s healthcare system

    Korea’s healthcare system depends too much on hospitals to treat the ill and not enough on community-based medical practices to keep people healthy, according to OECD’s Health Care Quality Review: Korea.

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  • 9-February-2012

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    Education: Reduce school failure to boost equity and growth, says OECD

    Governments should invest more in disadvantaged schools and students to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 19-October-2011

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    Korea making notable progress on fighting foreign bribery; further improvements needed, says OECD

    Korea has improved its information and intelligence gathering capacity in foreign bribery cases, but should be more proactive in investigating allegations, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 28-June-2011

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    Education: Korea tops new OECD PISA survey of digital literacy

    Korea tops a new OECD PISA survey that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn. The next best performers were New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong-Kong China and Iceland.

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  • 7-December-2010

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    Korea and Finland top OECD’s latest PISA survey of education performance

    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.

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  • 26-November-2009

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    OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomes Korean membership

    On 25 November, the DAC welcomed South Korea as its newest member. The Committee made its decision in a special session, during which Mr. Oh Joon, Korean Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, noted Korea’s eagerness to share its development experience – and success. “Half a century ago,” said Oh Joon, “Korea was one of the poorest nations in the world, endeavouring to emerge from the ashes of the Korean War to rebuild itself.” Korea

  • 27-October-2009

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    Gurría calls for ‘new generation’ of statistics to reinforce public confidence in government

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned that unless a new generation of statistics is developed to measure social progress and well-being, people may lose confidence in institutions and in the capacity of governments to address their problems.

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  • 6-October-2009

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    OECD World Forum in Busan to explore new ways to measure and foster progress

    Assessing the progress and failings of our societies requires a far broader set of measures than just economic indicators.

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  • 13-August-2009

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    OECD reveals evolving social trends in Asia-Pacific

    Society at a Glance - Asia/Pacific Edition 2009 looks at social trends and policy developments in Asia-Pacific countries, using indicators similar to those in OECD’s recently published Society at a Glance 2009 (focused on OECD economies).

  • 23-June-2009

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    Korean Prime Minister urges governments to work together for green growth

    Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.

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