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The recent global crisis has heightened interest in entrepreneurship as an essential element to foster economic recovery and employment growth throughout the world. But, in order to understand and promote entrepreneurship, government analysts and policymakers require sound statistical indicators, preferably comparable across countries. The OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme (EIP) develops measures of entrepreneurship
Updated continuously. Includes Purchasing power parities (PPPs) for GDP and for actual individual consumption and exchange rates (national currency per USD) from 1970 to latest available.
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Presentation by Martine Durand, OECD Chief Statistician, at the NatStats 2010 conference, Sydney on 15-17 September 2010: Australia during the recent crisis; Australia over the medium-term; What about Australian people? And Challenges for the future.
Website of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics - The PGI website presents data for the Group of 20 (G-20) to facilitate the monitoring of economic and financial developments for these systemically important economies. Launched in response to the on-going financial and economic crisis, it is hosted by the IMF, and is a joint undertaking of the Inter-Agency Group on Economic and Financial Statistics: Bank for
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OECD System of Unit Labour Cost and Related Indicators: Report from the Annual Update to Seasonal Adjustment Models – August 2010
Statistics Working Paper N. 34 - 2010/5 - Over the last three decades, a number of frameworks have been developed to promote and measure well-being, quality of life, human development and sustainable development. Some frameworks use a conceptual approach while others employ a consultative approach, and different initiatives to measure progress will require different frameworks. The aim of this paper is to present a proposed framework
Consumer confidence in the OECD area has levelled out since January 2010, possibly announcing a new peak or maybe just indicating uncertainty in the coming months. Confidence levels remain historically low, a result of the financial crisis and indicating that the effects of the crisis are continuing to be felt by consumers who remain pessimistic about the future.
This webpage from the OECD Statistics Directorate "Statistical Narratives" is intended as a repository for short statistical notes using the wealth of OECD statistics. The aim of these articles is to build knowledge from statistics, as well as give users a sense of what statistics are available from the OECD.
Statistics Working Paper N. 33 - 2010/4 - This paper looks at different experiences in the development and use of societal progress indicator sets . at the European, national and sub-national level . with the aim of identifying useful lessons from these experiences. Five case studies are presented: the indicators used to support the EU ¡ªLisbon Strategy.; the UK Sustainable Development indicators; Measures of Australia.s Progress;
Statistics Working Paper N. 32 - 2010/3 - Health services account for a large and increasing share of production and expenditure in OECD countries but there are also noticeable differences between countries in expenditure per capita. Whether such differences are due to more services consumed in some countries than in others or whether they reflect differences in the price of services is a question of significant policy relevance. Yet,