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A three-day international workshop on innovation and the global impact of high-growth small and medium-sized firms (SMEs), organized by OECD with the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, hailed entrepreneurship and the fast growth of innovative small firms as the engines of economic growth.
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This Annual Report highlights some of the OECD's achievements in 2008 and describes how it is helping its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.
OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.
OECD governments could boost economic growth and help create jobs if local agencies and authorities had more power and autonomy to adjust employment and training programmes to meet local needs, concluded OECD employment ministers attending a high level conference in Venice, Italy.
Germany has joined 15 other countries in signing the OECD-Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, in a step that will help it to combat cross-border tax evasion more effectively in today’s open global economy.
Should central government leave regional development to local policy makers? Employment ministers from OECD countries, including Finland, Italy, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States, addressed such questions at a conference in Venice, Italy, from 17-19 April 2008.
OECD has devised an innovative product, the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox, to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular structure.
In his remarks delivered at the Session 1: Expanding Partnership for Development of the G8 Development Ministers’ Meeting, Mr. Gurría identified three points for discussion about development co-operation: achieving sustainable societies and economies; the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, which is an important milestone in our efforts to achieve better results on development co-operation in all regions of the world; the
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The 22 member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, the world’s major donors, provided USD 103.7 billion in aid in 2007.