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  • 13-May-2009

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    OECD Insights

    OECD Insights is a new series of reader-friendly books that uses OECD analysis and data to introduce some of today’s most pressing social and economic issues.

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  • 6-May-2009

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    Joint OECD-FAO High-Level Meeting on Global Food Security, remarks by OECD Secretary-General

    The combined effect of the global credit crunch, falling international trade and investment flows, lower remittances and the effect of budgetary pressures in donor countries’ aid plans, are reversing the progress we had made in combating global poverty and are pushing more people into hunger, according to the OECD Secretary-General. Important emergency measures need to be taken to ensure that more people have access to food

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  • 27-April-2009

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    International Trade: Free, Fair and Open?

    This book argues that prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is not enough. Policies targeting employment, education, health and other issues are needed to promote well-being and tackle the challenges of a globalised economy.

  • 30-March-2009

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    Keeping markets open at times of economic crisis

    The economic crisis is placing severe strains on the global trade and investment system. Although few of the corrective measures currently being proposed are protectionist in intent, history reminds us not to be complacent.

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  • 21-March-2009

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    Beyond the crisis: for a stronger, cleaner, fairer world economy

    In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from

  • 19-March-2009

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    Globalisation and Emerging Economies - Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa

    OECD countries still dominate the world economy, but their share of world trade dropped from 73% in 1992 to 64% in 2005, and some of the world’s most important economies are not members of the OECD. Foremost among these are the so-called BRIICS: Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa.

    This book analyses key elements of the trade performance of the BRIICS in relation to the rest of the world, focusing on trade and other policies influencing that performance. Developments in global trade policy are reviewed, notably the impact of preferential trade agreements on the multilateral system and patterns of world trade are described using both indices that reveal networks of trading relations and more standard modeling results.

    As well as the global analysis, the book also presents a separate chapter for each of the BRIICS, examining the key development and trade issues in each of the six countries over the past few years.

  • 19-March-2009

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    Crisis is an opportunity to revive trade reforms, says OECD report

    Resisting protectionism and reviving stalled trade reforms would help the major emerging economies build on the progress achieved over the past two decades and emerge from the crisis with their trade performance strengthened, says a new OECD report.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Freer trade and well targeted support are keys to food security in emerging markets - OECD report

    As the global economic slowdown threatens to increase food insecurity among the world’s poor, a new OECD report calls on the major emerging economies to ensure their agricultural policies are focussed on long-term sustainability rather than short-term fixes..

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  • 5-March-2009

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    Open markets in a time of crisis

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has warned of a “crisis of globalisation” if governments succumb to protectionist pressures. Speaking to the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, he said emergency stimulus measures taken by governments during the crisis needed to be carefully conceived and monitored to preserve the long-term strength of the economy.

  • 19-January-2009

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    Overcoming Border Bottlenecks - The Costs and Benefits of Trade Facilitation

    International trade has grown rapidly in recent years, thanks in part to the progressive reduction of tariffs and quotas through successive rounds of multilateral trade liberalisation. However, this progress brings to light one of the remaining weak links of international trade, which prevents countries from drawing full benefits from the advantages of open global markets: border bottlenecks generated by inefficient, outdated and complex trade procedures and formalities. This book brings together six studies that examine to what extent and in which ways the costs of inefficient border processes influence trade and investment flows, how institutional and political factors affect the design and implementation of efficiency-enhancing measures, whether the expected benefits of these measures enough to justify the expenses of putting them in place, and whether the expenses involved are within the reach of developing and least developed countries, especially in light of other development priorities.
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