Publications & Documents

  • 25-September-2015


    The water challenge: OECD's response

    Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. Release of the report "The Lake Taupo Nitrogen Market in New Zealand. On 21 September, the OECD's Secretary-General, Mr Angel Gurría, delivered opening remarks on "Putting the information revolution to work for water".

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  • 3-September-2015


    DAC member profile: Sweden

    In 2014, Sweden provided USD 6.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 1.1% of gross national income (GNI) and an 11% increase in real terms from 2013 driven by an increase in bilateral grants. Sweden is the largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the sixth largest by volume.

  • 11-August-2015


    National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2014

    The 2014 edition of National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts is an annual publication, dedicated to government finance which is based on the System of National Accounts 2008 (SNA 2008) for all countries except Chile, Japan, Korea and Turkey (SNA 1993). It includes tables showing government aggregates and balances for the production, income and financial accounts as well as detailed tax and social contribution receipts and a breakdown of expenditure of general government by function, according to the harmonised international classification, COFOG. These detailed accounts are available for the general government sector. Data also cover the following sub-sectors, according to availability: central government, state government, local government and social security funds.

    The data in this publication are also available on line via under the title OECD National Accounts Statistics, General Government Accounts (

  • 16-July-2015


    Green growth in countries and territories

    There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.

  • 7-July-2015


    OECD Health Statistics 2015 - Country Notes

    Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.

  • 24-June-2015


    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

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  • 8-June-2015


    Employment and Skills Strategies in Sweden

    This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Sweden. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in Galve and Stockholm. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level in contributing to more and better quality jobs. The report can help national and local policy makers in Sweden build more effective and sustainable partnerships at the local level, which join-up efforts and achieve stronger outcomes across employment, training, and economic development policies. Co-ordinated policies can help workers find suitable jobs, while also stimulating entrepreneurship and productivity, which increases the quality of life and prosperity within a community as well as throughout the country.

  • 1-June-2015

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    Better Life Initiative country note for Sweden

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.

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  • 29-May-2015


    Skills and labour market performance in Sweden

    Both educational attainment and skills, as measured in the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), are high in Sweden. They are not perfect substitutes, but both are to some degree necessary for successfully integrating in the Swedish labour market.

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  • 4-May-2015


    Improving Schools in Sweden: An OECD Perspective

    This report is the result of an analysis of Sweden’s context and policies, as well as relevant international best practices to support school improvement.

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