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OECD Territorial Reviews: Newcastle in the North East, The United Kingdom assesses the economic trends, policy and governance challenges in building a competitive economy in Newcastle and the North East England.
"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
Summarises proceedings of a conference looking at examples of human genetic research databases, how they are established, how they are managed and governed, how they might be commercialised, and what the policy considerations might be.
Today the battle for talent is as important as the battle for capital. In the knowledge economy, skilled migrants can offer a significant comparative advantage to local economies. Unskilled migrants are also in demand, particularly where demographic...
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the UK education system. The full edition “Education at a Glance: OECD indicators 2006” provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of education indicators enabling countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance.
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This Country Background Report for the United Kingdom was prepared for the Department for Education and Skills as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
Explores the success of major innovation and entrepreneurship clusters in OECD countries, the challenges they now face in sustaining their positions and the lessons for other places seeking to build successful clusters.
Skills are key to a better job and a better life. Yet acquiring them is often most difficult for the people who need them most: those trapped in low-paid jobs with hard working conditions. The result is an imbalanced labour market...
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This note, taken from Chapter 2 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2006, contains information about the progress in implementing reforms in line with the 2005 priorities for the United Kingdom.
In addition to passing of legislation or other decisions to implement reforms, the note records earlier stages of reform, such as government announcements and draft legislation presented to parliaments.
This book includes the papers presented at the workshop with report of some successful cases of regional employment development in each country, which was added to the papers based on the discussions at the workshop...