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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.
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the US 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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In this report, the country summarizes the main developments in competition law and policy in 2004-2005.
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.
Drawing from a wide array of case studies, this book analyses best-practice local strategies for increasing workforce skills. And it also takes a close look at the opportunities and challenges presented by international migration.
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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The study develops a tool that the New Mexico Indian tribes/communities can use to assess their exposure and vulnerability to hazards, as well as their capabilities and needs for managing disaster risks.
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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 States.
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.
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Information on the administration, legal framework and other aspects of fisheries management in the United States.
This OECD review of environmental policy in the United States recommends more efficient use of energy and water as a way to safeguard economic prosperity while protecting the environment and human health.