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This report looks at innovative practices in the management of risk in six countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore. It focuses on recent developments in risk management at central government level such as approaches to multi-risk identification and assessment, and methods to prioritise investments in mitigation activities.
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The purpose of this Project is to bring together experts from the public and private sector to take stock of the long-term opportunities and challenges facing transcontinental infrastructure worldwide...
This book explores the social, economic and environmental forces that may combine to attract migrants of various types and backgrounds to OECD countries, as well as those that may persuade migrants to leave their countries or to stay at home.
A new OECD report, The Bioeconomy to 2030: Designing a Policy Agenda, examines the role of biotechnology in the global economy over the next two decades and outlines policies that could maximize its benefits.
The biological sciences are adding value to a host of products and services, producing what some have labelled the “bioeconomy”.
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For the bioeconomy to succeed, considerable uncertainties and global challenges will need to
The Bioeconomy to 2030: Designing a Policy Agenda begins with an evidence-based technology approach, focusing on biotechnology applications in primary production, health, and industry. It describes the current status of biotechnologies and, using quantitative analyses of data on development pipelines and R&D expenditures from private and public databases, it estimates biotechnological developments to 2015. Moving to a broader
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The IFP has released a scoping report on ”The Future of the Family”.
This database presents the bodies (Committees, sub-committees, working parties, etc.) established by the Council. Some 40,000 senior officials from national administrations come to OECD committee meetings each year to request, review and contribute to work undertaken by the OECD secretariat.
The OECD International Future’s Programme is preparing an expert’s workshop to take place in October 2008 to explore the main factors shaping the global migration landscape over the next 20-25 years. The aim of the workshop is to begin a process to equip decision makers with an enhanced understanding of the complexities and wider context of future migration flows, so that they may better manage the economic and social implications of