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  • 19-February-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in London on 23-24 February 2015

    Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, was in London on 23-24 February to present the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of the United Kingdom, alongside Mr. George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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  • 17-December-2014

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    UK should keep foreign aid at commendable 0.7% level, says OECD

    The United Kingdom has done well to increase its development spending to 0.72% of gross national income despite a challenging budget climate and should strive to maintain that level of aid for the years ahead, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 10-October-2014

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    The Role of National Ecosystem Assessments in Influencing Policy Making

    An ecosystem assessment is a social process through which the findings of science concerning the causes of ecosystem change, their consequences for human well-bring, and the management and policy options are evaluated. The main objective of the paper is to draw insights from experience in the UK, Japan, Spain and Portugal of the added value to policy making of undertaking national level ecosystem assessments.

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  • 19-September-2014

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    OECD’s Gurría welcomes Scotland’s vote to remain part of the UK

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the result of yesterday’s referendum in Scotland.

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  • 16-September-2014

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    Geographic Variations in Health Care: Country note for England

    Recent measures may address non-negligible variations in health care use in England.

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  • 17-July-2014

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    Measuring Innovation in Education - England

    The ability to measure innovation is essential to an improvement strategy in education. This country note analyses how the practices are changing within classrooms and educational organisations and how teachers develop and use their pedagogical resources.

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  • 11-July-2014

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    Recent labour market reforms have yet to fulfil their promise, says OECD

    The UK labour market weathered the recent recession moderately well. After a relatively limited fall, total employment recovered and it recently reached 30 million for the first time, even if a number of the new jobs created are low productivity and low paid.

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  • 18-April-2014

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    Northern Ireland, UK: Collaboration at local level is key towards matching skills to demand, says OECD

    Closer collaboration between local employment, training, and economic development agencies to develop the right skills in jobseekers is crucial to support export-oriented growth in Northern Ireland, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-April-2014

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    Taxing Wages: Country note for the United Kingdom

    The average worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 31.5% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. The United Kingdom was ranked 24 of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.

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  • 10-April-2014

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    Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective

    The report Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective proposes a comprehensive strategy for Wales to support equity and quality in its school system building on a comparative perspective. It draws upon lessons from PISA, high performers and successful reformers in education, and on the research and analysis of key aspects of education policy in Wales undertaken by the OECD-Wales Review Team.

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