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This publication examines the innovation system in pharmaceutical biotechnology in eight OECD countries. Based on rich evidence, it draws policy recommendations to foster innovation in biopharmaceuticals advocating an integrated policy approach.
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Securing safe and reliable water and sanitation services for all is one of the leading challenges facing sustainable development. All but a few OECD countries have connected 100% of their populations to safe water supplies, and the majority are connected to wastewater treatment. Progress has also been made in developing countries, where between 1990 and 2000 access to safe water supply rose from 73% to almost 80% of the population.
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Access to water that is safe to drink is vital to human health and to development. Recognising this, world leaders have set themselves the goal of halving by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. This is one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to reduce world poverty set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration in the year 2000, and reaffirmed at the 2002
These guidelines offer principles and best practices for the licensing of genetic inventions used for the purpose of human health care.
While many countries have invested in the production of health technology assessment, evidence about its use in decision making is limited. This report analyses the barriers to, and facilitators of, evidence-based decision making in OECD health-care systems.
This workshop brought together a wide range of stakeholders, including officials of regulatory agencies, representatives of relevant regional or international organizations, researchers, patients’ organizations and representative from industry.
This paper provides an inventory of biotechnology data collection in India, including an assessment of how the need for biotechnology-related statistics is being addressed. It also presents an overview of the status of biotechnology in India, with a focus on the agricultural and health sectors.
This framework is intended to provide the basis for statistical compilation work within OECD member countries and those non-member countries wishing to adopt the standards.
This document sets out the provisional, single definition and list-based definitions of biotechnology.