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This volume combines an analysis of PISA with a description of the policies and practices of those education systems that are close to the top or advancing rapidly, in order to offer insights for policy from their reform trajectories.
As part of its ongoing work on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP) under tax treaties, the OECD makes available to the public annual statistics on the MAP caseloads of member countries and of certain non-OECD economies. MAP statistics have now been released for 2008 and 2009.
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This country note highlights key findings and challenges for United Kingdom from the synthesis on Sickness, Disability and Work: Breaking the Barriers.
London 2012 is set to be one the most ambitious Olympic Games ever to have taken place. This publication highlights how London has set itself a unique challenge: to deliver a successful Olympic Games and to regenerate its most socio-economically challenged area of the city.
By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? What types of innovation result? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? This publication also explores the use of environmentally related taxes in OECD countries.&l
Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe. Two in 3 men and more than 1 in 2 women are overweight in the United Kingdom. One in 4 people are obese.
Obesity rates in the United Kingdom are the highest in Europe. In England, rates have increased faster than in most OECD countries.
During his official visit to the United Kingdom, Secretary-General Angel Gurría met with government officials to discuss a range of key policies issues.
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The UK should build on its strong foundations to boost its recovery and restore confidence, according to "United Kingdom: Policies for Sustainable Recovery", a new OECD report that Secretary-General Angel Gurria presented in London.
The United Kingdom’s aid volume was USD 11.5 billion in 2009, representing 0.52% of its gross national income (GNI).