Publications & Documents


  • 26-September-2011

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    G20 Labour Ministerial: Joint Statement by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    "200 million people are out of work worldwide, close to the peak recorded at the depth of the Great Recession" warn OECD and ILO at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meet in Paris.

  • 23-September-2011

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    More aid for poor countries, but is it better aid?

    Development aid has increased from USD 37 billion in 1960 to 128 billion last year. However, poor co-ordination and unpredictable aid waste funds that should be eradicating poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

  • 21-September-2011

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    Agriculture: Support to agriculture at historic lows, OECD says

    Government support to agriculture in OECD countries fell to 18% of total farm receipts in 2010, a record low linked to high commodity prices, but has been rising in large emerging economies, according to a new OECD report.

  • 20-September-2011

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    Science and technology: falling patent quality hits innovation, says OECD

    The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements is overburdening patent offices and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to the Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011.

  • 14-September-2011

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    Education: crisis reinforces importance of a good education, says OECD

    People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.

  • 14-September-2011

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    Governance: improving the economies of Le Havre, Rouen, Paris, and Caen and their surrounding regions

    A new OECD report, The Competitiveness of Port-Cities: The Case of the Seine Axis, outlines the economies of the Seine-Axis ports of Le Havre, Rouen, Paris, and Caen, reviewing the impact of these ports on the surrounding regions and assessing their development policies and governance.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, September 2011

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs) for July 2011, designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, continue to point to a slowdown in economic activity in most OECD countries and major non-member economies. The CLI for the OECD area fell 0.5 point in July; the fourth consecutive monthly decline.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Tax: Jurisdictions move towards full tax transparency

    Furthering efforts to fight against international tax evasion and bank secrecy, members of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes have issued 12 new peer review reports.

  • 12-September-2011

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    Chemicals: Argentina joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    Argentina has joined the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals. Through MAD, Argentina’s non-clinical safety data related to the protection of human health and the environment must be accepted by OECD and other adhering countries.

  • 7-September-2011

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    History of the Château de la Muette, OECD headquarters, Paris

    Though the present Château la Muette is modern, and was built at some distance from where the original chateau stood, the district is steeped in the history of France and her kings. A royal hunting-lodge, the birthplace of princes of France, the ...

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