Publications & Documents

  • 24-November-2015


    Education at a Glance 2015: United States

    The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.

  • 13-November-2015


    Green growth in countries and territories

    There are now 43 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Peru has joined Lithuania, Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Brazil, Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.

  • 4-November-2015

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    Health at a Glance 2015: Key findings for the United States

    Life expectancy in the United States is lower than in most other OECD countries for several reasons, including poorer health-related behaviours and the highly fragmented nature of the US health system. The proportion of adults who smoke in the United States is among the lowest in OECD countries, but alcohol consumption is rising and obesity rate is the highest.

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  • 2-November-2015


    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

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  • 28-October-2015


    Regulatory Policy: United States

    Access latest developments on regulatory policy in the United States and its score on the 2015 Indicators of Regulatory Policy and Governance, and the 1999 OECD review of regulatory reform in the United States and work related to governance and open government.

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  • 13-October-2015

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    How's life in the United States?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2015.

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  • 1-October-2015


    OECD appoints new Deputy Secretary-General

    Doug Frantz has been appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD. He will take up his functions on 1 November, 2015.

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  • 25-September-2015


    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in New York from 25 to 28 September 2015

    The Secretary-General attended the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 agenda and the UN 2015 general assembly. He delivered remarks on strengthening global partnership for the post-2015 development agenda, participated in high-level events in the margins of the summit, and met with leaders and officials also in attendance.

  • 3-September-2015


    DAC member profile: United States

    In 2014, the United States provided USD 32.7 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 0.19% of gross national income (GNI) and a 2.3% increase in real terms from 2013. It is the 19th largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the largest donor by volume. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2013.

  • 31-August-2015

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    "Is the United States still the land of opportunities for migrants?"

    It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. Is the US still the best place to settle in?

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