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.
Genomics: offering the promise of a better future? 6 – 7 December at OECD headquarters in Paris
The OECD eChemPortal, which offers comprehensive information on chemical substances, has been updated to offer better access to a wider range of data.
The OECD Secretary-General presents a report prepared for G20 Seoul Summit. The report is structured as follows. First, it elaborates on how the policy priorities identified in the OECD structural surveillance process and by G20 countries in their national policy templates would contribute to stronger growth, sounder public finances and more sustainable global imbalances. The Report then discusses options for strengthening the OECD
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will meet with OECD ministers in Venice on Monday 15 November to discuss the challenges of delivering effective public services at a time of tightened budgets. Journalists are invited to attend a news conference at 1.00 p.m.
Germany has been one of the world’s largest bilateral donors for the past two decades, but it spent only 0.35% of its national income on official development assistance (ODA) in 2009.
Transnational bribery enforcement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) has increased significantly since the last OECD evaluation of the implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention by the United States, according to a new OECD report.
Finland needs to take urgent steps to raise awareness among Finnish companies that they are criminally liable under Finnish law if they, or their local agents or subsidiaries on their behalf, bribe public officials when doing business abroad.
With austerity the order of the day in most OECD countries, the public is understandably anxious that budget cuts do as little harm as possible to the services they depend on. Few sectors capture the dilemmas this poses for policymakers quite like healthcare.
Efforts to end trade in conflict minerals advanced last week when 11 African countries endorsed an OECD system for responsible sourcing of raw materials.