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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.
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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.
The paper discusses the impacts of policies applied over the last decades in the water sector in Israel on technological innovation and on the environment.
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The Self-evaluation report for the Galilee, Israel was prepared by the Council for Higher Education of the State of Israel, as an input to the OECD Review of Higher Education in Regional and City Development.
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This report outlines Israel's response to the recommendations and follow-up issues identified by the Working Group at the time of Israel's Phase 2 examination in June-July 2009.