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OECD countries have given a green light for the start of accession talks with five prospective new members, notably Russia, signaling a new stage in the Organisation's drive to broaden and deepen its involvement with emerging new players in the global economy.
In Russia 47 million people are exposed to high concentrations of nitrous dioxide. Half the population in rural Tajikistan, and one-third in Moldova, lack access to clean water. Leaded petrol is sold legally in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
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The Russian system of education has been developing as the result of social, cultural, and economic changes of the early 90-s. But at present we can see that the significance of the particular factors of transformation that is specific to Russia is declining as tendencies common to the majority of modern countries are coming to the forefront. While choosing strategic parameters for the development of the educational system it is
Organised in Helsinki on 21-22 May 2007, this seminar focused on recent developments in Russia’s business climate and investment policy, international investment in the energy sector and policies to promote responsible business conduct and the role of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
Council Resolution on Enlargement and Enhanced Engagement. Adopted by Council at Ministerial Level on 16 May 2007
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Summary of a joint workshop sponsored by Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), and Tomsk State University, and held in cooperation with the Russian Ministry of Science and Education and the Tomsk regional government.
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On 14-15 December 2006, senior policy-makers, experts, and representatives of the private sector from Russia and OECD countries met to discuss progress as well as remaining challenges in improving corporate governance and transparency in Russian state owned enterprises.
The basis for discussion was a “Concept Paper on Corporate Governance Development of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Russia”, which had been commissioned by the
Is Russia relying too much on the energy sector and, if so, what is the cure? OECD economists answered these questions during a live online debate on the Russian economy.
This report draws on three detailed case studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucases and Central Asia (EECCA), and on the experience of OECD countries to provide guidance on how transfers from central budgets to local authorities could be designed to finance environmental infrastructures in transition economies.
Ideally, the costs of water supply and sanitation should be covered by user charges. However, the high investment costs and
The OECD has been engaged, since 2002, in a series of activities to promote research in Russian universities and to improve the management of intellectual property in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science.