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? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.
Drawing on the OECD’s expertise in comparing country experiences and identifying best practices, the Better Policies series tailors the OECD’s policy advice to the specific and timely priorities of member and partner countries, focusing on how governments can make reform happen.
The United Kingdom’s aid volume was USD 11.5 billion in 2009, representing 0.52% of its gross national income (GNI).
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The report is part of an OECD comparative study, ICT in Initial Teacher Training, which aims to develop insights into how courses of initial teacher training prepare student teachers to use ICT effectively in their teaching. Three English initial teacher training providers agreed to participate in the research. Visits to undertake the research took place in May and June 2009. In the case of institutions A and B, the main work involved
This book sheds light on the use of tax expenditures, mainly through a study of ten OECD countries: Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It highlights key trends and successful practices.
Dedicated public-private partnership (PPP) units are set up with full or partial aid of the government to ensure that the skills needed to handle third-party provision of goods and services are made available and clustered together. This book provides an overview of dedicated PPP units
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
This country note, extracted from the STI Scoreboard 2009, explores recent developments in matters relating to innovation, science, technology and globalisation in the United Kingdom.
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.