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  • 8-July-2013

    English

    Emergence of global value chains strengthens Aid for Trade Initiative, OECD says

    Aid for Trade is helping developing countries reduce trade costs, improve competitiveness and plug into the regional and global value chains that are increasingly important to the world economy, but much more can be done, according to a new joint report from OECD and the WTO.

  • 8-July-2013

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    Composite Leading Indicators (CLIs), OECD, July 2013

    Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipate turning points in economic activity relative to trend, point to diverging patterns across major economies. The CLIs point to moderate improvements in growth in most major OECD economies but in large emerging economies the CLIs point towards stabilising or slowing momentum.

  • 5-July-2013

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    France - a good donor but must ensure that poor countries get the aid they need

    France’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) was USD 12.1 billion in 2012, making it the 4th largest member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in terms of the volume of aid. However, this represents 0.46% of French Gross National Income (GNI) – below France’s international commitment. The review recommends that France plan to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio as soon as possible.

  • 5-July-2013

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    Advanced vocational training in Germany provides sought-after skills but needs compulsory standards in teaching and examination

    The transition from school to work in Germany is remarkably smooth. An excellent vocational education and training (VET) system ensures that young people are well-prepared when they enter the labour market and can find jobs that match their qualifications.

  • 4-July-2013

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    How can governments help people reduce their environmental footprint?

    Governments around the world are encouraging people to factor the environment into their everyday lives and purchases. Is it leading to more sustainable consumption? Are households ‘going green’?

  • 4-July-2013

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    Quarterly National Accounts - Contributions to GDP growth - First quarter 2013, OECD

    Real GDP in the OECD area rose by 0.4% in the first quarter of 2013, compared with flat growth registered in the previous quarter. Private consumption was the main contributor to overall GDP growth with 0.3 percentage point, while net exports and stockbuilding contributed 0.1 percentage point each.

  • 3-July-2013

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    OECD report on vocational training in Austria calls for continued diversity and increased co-ordination

    There are few OECD countries where vocational education and training (VET) is held in such high regard or takes so many forms as in Austria. Some 60 percent of young Austrians aged between 25 and 34 have completed a VET course below tertiary level (vocational school or technical college).

  • 2-July-2013

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    OECD to present Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013 in Geneva on Monday 8 July 2013

    Since its launch in 2005, the Aid for Trade Initiative has helped improve the links between trade, economic growth and development. The Initiative has prompted donors to put trade issues at the centre of their development strategies, contributed to increased levels of both concessional and non-concessional financing and led the private sector to re-examine how it can make trade work for development and poverty reduction.

  • 2-July-2013

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    Austrian economy recovering, but trade-offs on the horizon, OECD says

    Austria has achieved high levels of economic growth and well-being, but must address serious demographic, environmental and globalisation challenges if future generations are to share the same prosperity, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Austria.

  • 2-July-2013

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    Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 July 2013

    Consumer prices in the OECD area rose by 1.5% in the year to May 2013 compared with 1.3% in the year to April 2013.

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