What is OECD Insights?

A new series of reader-friendly books that uses OECD analysis and data to introduce some of today’s most pressing social and economic issues.


Who is it for?

OECD Insights is designed for the non-specialist reader who wants an objective overview of the data, analyses and debates surrounding today’s key social and economic issues. The books use straightforward language, avoid jargon, and illustrate theory with real-world examples.


Anything else?

OECD Insights books feature statistics drawn from the OECD’s unique collection of internationally comparable data. Online, you can find a number of special features to enhance each book’s educational potential.


OECD Insights: The Blog

The Blog is the place to catch up on developments in issues covered by OECD Insights.


 Titles in the OECD Insights series


Economic Globalisation: Origins and consequences (2013)

Economic Globalisation reviews the major turning points in the history of economic integration, and in particular the pace at which it has accelerated since the 1990s. It also considers its impact in four crucial areas, namely employment, development, the environment and financial stability.


From Aid to Development The Global Fight against Poverty (2012)

From Aid to Development explores the multi-faceted world of aid and development co-operation. It traces the history of aid, explains where it come from and where it’s going, and asks whether it’s achieving as much as it could.

From Crisis to Recovery: The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession (2010)

The recession is easing, but questions remain: Why did it start, what impact has it had, and how will it shape our economic future?

Fisheries: While Stocks Last (2010)

The crisis in the fishing industry illustrates many preoccupations of citizens and governments, including how to manage natural resources, globalisation, North-South relations, and changing attitudes and lifestyles.

International Trade: Free, Fair and Open? (2009)

Trade is key to prosperity, but it influences – and is influenced by – many other factors, including the environment, development and employment.

International Migration: The Human Face of Globalisation (2009)

Migrants are a vital addition to many societies, but their role could be enhanced further with the right mix of employment, education and development policies.

Sustainable Development: Linking economy, society, environment (2008)

To build sustainable prosperity, we need to pursue policies that balance the long-term needs of society, the environment and the economy.

Human Capital: How what you know shapes your life (2007)

In the emerging knowledge economy, our skills, education and talent are increasingly essential to building personal and economic well-being.


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