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  • 16-February-2016

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    OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2015

    This publication contains statistics on fisheries in OECD member countries (with the exception of Austria) and some non-member economies (Argentina, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, Chinese Taipei, and Thailand) from 2007 to 2014. Data provided concern fishing fleet capacity, employment in fisheries, fish landings, aquaculture production, recreational fisheries, government financial transfers, and imports and exports of fish.

     

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  • 10-February-2016

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    Low Performing Students: United States

    In 2012, 26% of students in the United States (U.S.) were low performers in mathematics (OECD average: 23%), 17% were low performers in reading (OECD average: 18%), 18% were low performers in science (OECD average: 18%), and 12% were low performers in all three of these subjects (OECD average: 12%)

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  • 9-December-2015

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    A Californian enigma: Record-high agricultural revenues during the most severe drought in history

    Drought in California has been in the headlines frequently these last three years, with startling pictures of empty reservoirs, rivers and canals, wildfires, disappearing snowpack and dry earth. Yet these dramatic effects have not stopped the agricultural sector from growing.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    President Barack Obama with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría

    President Barack Obama held a press conference at the OECD with international media on COP21 and Syria as his trip to Paris draws to a close. See photos of the event.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    Pensions at a Glance 2015: Highlights for the United States

    This 4-page online document presents the key findings from OECD Pensions at a Glance 2015 and why it is important for the United States. It also identifies two key pension policy measures which would help improve the performance of pension systems in the United States.

  • 24-November-2015

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    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.

  • 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

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    Douglas Frantz, Deputy Secretary-General

    Mr. Douglas Frantz took up his duties as Deputy Secretary-General on 2 November 2015. In this role, he will actively contribute to the strategic direction of the OECD’s development agenda, notably in the context of the cooperation with the United Nations toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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  • 28-October-2015

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    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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  • 1-October-2015

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    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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