"Competitive Regional Clusters: National Policy Approaches" analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programmes in 14 OECD countries.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the publication this week of the Stern Review to the UK government on the economic consequences of climate change. The report was compiled by Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank.
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.
This seminar is organised in cooperation with INAS CISL and Fondazione Giulio Pastore. The event will present and discuss the results of research addressing these issues undertaken in eight European countries: Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Sweden and Poland.For each country, the research provides an overview of the changes in the trade union movement, not only as an actor in labour market bargaining, but also
Today the battle for talent is as important as the battle for capital. In the knowledge economy, skilled migrants can offer a significant comparative advantage to local economies. Unskilled migrants are also in demand, particularly where demographic...
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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the UK 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.
This site contains a list of key references on the United Kingdom. The documentary database includes documents on partnership and local governance that have been published by governments, universities and other organisations.
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This Country Background Report for the United Kingdom was prepared for the Department for Education and Skills as an input to the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education.
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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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 Kingdom. 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.