This report summarises the findings of a case study project on growing clean-tech cluster activity in the Negev region of Israel.
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This review was prepared to assess Israel's investment policies so as to provide the OECD Council with a formal opinion on the willingness and ability of Israel to assume the obligations of membership to the OECD in the field of investment.
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Now that Israel has entered the OECD, the government has made significant efforts to push environmental initiatives such as the promotion of eco-innovation. This report provides an overview of governmental efforts to stimulate eco-innovation in the business sector and households.
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Over the last two decades, Israel has opened its economy to international trade and investment by lowering tariffs and improving the domestic regulatory environment for business. This review describes progress on regulatory reform in Israel, which suggests these overall trends will continue.
These country notes contain over 50 indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They include a description of government policies on integrity, e-government and open government.
These country notes detail the fiscal situation to date (2011), the consolidation needs, and the commitments and intentions of governments in 30 OECD countries in the aftermath of the economic crisis.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...
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'PISA in Focus' N°3 looks at 15-year-olds' participation in after-school classes and examines its possible impact on their performance.
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.