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This paper examines the interaction between services and manufacturing using several types of data and shows that the distinction between manufacturing and services is blurring. It also shows that a growing share of workers in the manufacturing sector is engaged in services-related occupations.
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.
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Biodiversity – the variety of life and of habitats on Earth – is vital to human welfare. The loss or degradation of biodiversity can have important economic, environmental, and social consequences. Altering a watershed (the area draining into a common waterway), for example, not only leads to the potential loss of an ecosystem – through loss of habitat – but may also create economic costs for water filtration in cities using its
This document sets out the provisional, single definition and list-based definitions of biotechnology.
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In 2005, the International Futures Programme (IFP) of the OECD will start a two year project that aims to draft a broad policy agenda for governments in respect to the bioeconomy.
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In 2003 the OECD ran a large-scale survey on molecular genetic testing laboratory practices across 18 OECD countries. The survey was completed October 31, 2003. This report highlights short-term objectives of the survey.
This paper examines the state of official ICT statistics in China and tries to assess ICT development in China from the information currently available.
The service sector accounts for about 70% of aggregate production and employment in OECD economies and continues to grow. Countries differ, however, in the role and performance of the service sector. This paper examines the performance of the services sector across OECD countries.
This paper analyses the impact of the PCT data on the European Patent Office (EPO) patent statistics, and explores methods to improve the timeliness of the EPO indicators by estimating the number of PCT applications which enter the EPO regional phase.
This report summarises two policy dialogues that the OECD organised with China in 2004. These dialogues aimed at assisting China in its efforts to further improve IPR policy and enforcement by sharing the experience of OECD countries on a range of issues of special relevance and interest to China.