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OECD research shows that to be successful in today’s knowledge economy, communities need to invest not only in the supply of skills but also in the demand for skills.The new OECD LEED project on “Skills for Competitiveness” will examine the advantages of such demand-side policy interventions.
The United Kingdom spent 8.4% of GDP on health in 2007, a bit less than the OECD average of 8.9%. Spending per person is almost exactly the OECD average. A decade ago, it was 10% less than the OECD average.
This contributes to the OECD project on "Taxation, Innovation and the Environment". It presents an econometric study of impacts of the Climate Change Levy in the United Kingdom on fuel use and innovation.
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This review of vocational education and training (VET is part of ―Learning for Jobs‖, the OECD policy study of VET – a programme of analytical work and individual country reviews designed to help countries make their VET systems more responsive to labour market needs.
This paper contributes to the project on "Taxation, Innovation and the Environment". It presents a survey of firms’ responses to public incentives for energy innovation.
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The OECD Employment Outlook 2009 indicates that the early stages of the economic recovery are likely to be too muted to result in strong job creation. As a result, the UK unemployment rate, which reached 7.8% in the 2nd quarter of 2009, is expected to continue to rise and remain high through 2010.
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This 2009 edition of Education at a Glance includes first results from TALIS, a survey on teacher practices, new analysis of the social benefits of education, new information on long-term unemployment and involuntary part-time work among young adults, and new data on the benefits of education.
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High public spending on child welfare and education in the UK is failing to produce results in many key areas. To give every child the chance of a better future, the government should continue to spend more on younger children and target spending on older children more effectively...
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In 1998, the Government of the United Kingdom conducted a ComprehensiveSpending Review which examined the resources allocated to each area of spending,and for the first time decided on and published the service improvementsand reforms required in return for the resources allocated to departments’expenditure programmes. These requirements were set out in Public ServiceAgreements (PSAs) for every central government department published
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The success of Belfast over the next 25 years is critical to the success of Northern Ireland. This timely review examines how lessons from the exceptional circumstances that have shaped the city and its remarkable revival over the last decade have shaped the local development agenda.