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  • 14-November-2017

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    OECD Guidelines on Measuring the Quality of the Working Environment

    This publication presents an internationally agreed set of guidelines for producing more comparable statistics on the quality of the working environment, a concept that encompasses all the non-pecuniary aspects of one's job, and is one of the three dimensions of the OECD Job Quality framework. These Guidelines take stock of current data availability in this field, review the analytic and policy uses of these measures, proposes a conceptual framework based on 6 dimensions and 17 characteristics (ranging from physical risk factors and work intensity, through to task discretion, autonomy and opportunities for self-realisation), assesses the statistical quality of measures in this field, and provides guidance to data producers and users on methodological challenges in this field. These Guidelines also include a number of prototype surveys modules that national and international agencies could use in their surveys.

    These Guidelines have been produced as part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, a pioneering project launched in 2011 with the objective of measuring society's conditions across 11 dimensions of people's well-being. They follow on from similar measurement guidelines on subjective well-being, micro statistics on household wealth, integrated analysis of the distribution on household income, consumption and wealth, as well as trust.

  • 14-November-2017

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    OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust

    Trust, both interpersonal trust, and trust in institutions, is a key ingredient of growth, societal well-being and governance. As a first step to improving existing measures of trust, the OECD Guidelines on Measuring Trust provide international recommendations on collecting, publishing, and analysing trust data to encourage their use by National Statistical Offices (NSOs). The Guidelines also outline why measures of trust are relevant for monitoring and policy making, and why NSOs have a critical role in enhancing the usefulness of existing trust measures. Besides looking at the statistical quality of trust measures, best approaches for measuring trust in a reliable and consistent way and guidance for reporting, interpretation and analysis are provided. A number of prototype survey modules that national and international agencies can use in their household surveys are included.

    These Guidelines have been produced as part of the OECD Better Life Initiative, a pioneering project launched in 2011, with the objective to measure society’s progress across eleven domains of well-being. They complement a series of similar measurement guidelines on subjective well-being, micro statistics on household wealth, integrated analysis of the distribution on household income, consumption and wealth, as well as the quality of the working environment.

  • 23-June-2017

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    8th Joint EC/OECD Workshop on recent developments in Business and Consumer Surveys, 16-17 November 2017, Brussels

    The objective of the joint EC- OECD workshop is to foster harmonisation and promote the use of business and consumer opinion surveys.

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  • 23-June-2017

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    Measuring Distance to the SDG Targets: an assessment of where OECD countries stand

    The OECD Study “Measuring Distance to the SDGs Targets” updated in June 2017, has been undertaken to assist member countries with their national implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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  • 16-June-2017

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    Trade in Value Added: Measuring recent trends in Global Value Chains

    Current Trade in Value Added (TiVA) estimates have significant time lags. To address this issue and meet the high demand for more timely TiVA estimates, the OECD has developed a ‘now-casting’ approach to generate indicators for more recent periods.

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  • 15-June-2017

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    G20 GDP Growth - First quarter of 2017, OECD

    G20 GDP growth stable at 0.9% in first quarter of 2017

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  • 15-June-2017

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    Bilateral Trade in Goods by Industry and End-use Category

    The STAN Bilateral Trade Database by Industry and End-use category (BTDIxE) provides values of exports and imports of goods for OECD countries and a large number of non member economies. Data are presented in USD, by partner country, industry and end-use category from 1990 onwards.

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  • 14-June-2017

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    Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: June 2017

    OECD unemployment rate stable at 5.9% in April 2017

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  • 13-June-2017

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    The OECD Statistics Newsletter, latest issue - June 2017

    In this issue: In this issue: Management and productivity: New evidence from manufacturing businesses in Great Britain (Statistics UK); How to measure global statistical literacy? (PARIS21, OECD Statistics Directorate); EIGE’s gender statistics database ( European Institute for Gender Equality); Generating good practices for the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda: the Colombian experience (Statistics Colombia) and more...

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  • 13-June-2017

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    The OECD Statistics Newsletter - All issues

    The OECD Statistics Newsletter is one means for the “OECD Statistical Network” to find and to exchange relevant information, to know more about current activities and future plans, to reinforce cooperation between statistical agencies, and to offer OSN an opportunity to improve its effectiveness.

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