Both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD New Approaches to Economic Challenges explicitly recognise that trade and investment are not goals in themselves, but are a means to an end. That desired end is stronger and more inclusive growth, better jobs for more people, and improved societal well-being.
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Methodological note to the Inventory of Export Restrictions on Industrial Raw Materials, part of the OECD database on export restrictions on raw materials.
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Methodological note to the Inventory of restrictions on exports of Primary Agricultural Products, part of the OECD database on export restrictions on raw materials.
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The STRI legal services sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.
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The STRI engineering services sector note is a two-page summary of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for the sector.
The Official documents of the Arrangement: historical documents and current version.
The Global Forum on Agriculture 2016 will be held in Paris, France on 2 February 2016 on the theme of Integrating Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Trade.
New OECD paper on Public-Private Partnerships for Agricultural Innovation that draws on lessons From recent experiences.
Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events, notably of droughts and floods to which the agriculture sector is particularly exposed. While agricultural productivity growth and policy development have allowed to better cope with these risks and reduce overall impacts on the sector and commodity markets, there is substantial room to improve policy responses and co-ordinate across policy domains, including with respect to water rights and allocation, weather and hydrological information, innovation and education, and insurance and compensation schemes. Indeed, drought and flood risks are likely to become a major policy concern as increasing population will increase the demand for food, feed, fibre, and energy, not to mention the competition for water resources, and urbanisation will increase the demand for flood protection and mitigation, raising the issue of the allocation of flood risks across sectors and areas.
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This is the list of countries members of the Co-operative Research Programme in 2016-2020