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Genres: History  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Classifications: HC21, 330.9
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OECD environmental outlook to 2030 by Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económico( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
This publication provides analyses of economic and environmental trends to 2030, and simulations of policy actions to address the key challenges. Without new policies, we risk irreversibly damaging the environment and the natural resource base needed to support economic growth and well-being. The costs of policy inaction are high. But the outlook shows that tackling the key environmental problems we face today -- including climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and the health impacts of pollution -- is both achievable and affordable. It highlights a mix of policies that can address these challenges in a cost-effective way. The focus of this Outlook is expanded from the 2001 edition to reflect developments in both OECD countries and Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China, South Africa (BRIICS), and how they might better co-operate on global and local environmental problem-solving--Publisher's description
Assessing scientific, reading and mathematical literacy a framework for PISA 2006 by Programme for International Student Assessment( file )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 387 libraries worldwide
Assessing Scientific, Reading and Mathematical Literacy: A Framework for PISA 2006 presents the conceptual framework underlying the PISA 2006 survey. It includes a re-developed and expanded framework for scientific literacy, an innovative component on the assessment of students' attitudes to science and the frameworks for the assessment of reading and mathematics. Within each domain, the framework defines the content that students need to acquire, the processes that need to be performed, and the contexts in which knowledge and skills are applied. The domains and their aspects are also illustrated with sample tasks
OECD education working papers by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)( file )
in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Korea by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Since the first review in 2000, Korea has made bold efforts to enhance conditions for long term growth: promoting regulatory reform, cutting red tape, strengthening competition policy and market openness. The Korean government has also modernized its regulatory framework for information technologies, an area where Korea plays a leading role among OECD countries. This publication assesses progress since 2000 and analyzes many of the lessons of implementation of regulatory reform. It highlights possible responses to current challenges, including the pressures of an aging society, future welfare needs and human capital development. The study includes a new special chapter on tertiary education, where improvements in the regulatory framework can yield significant benefits for future innovation and productivity.--Publisher's description
The visible hand of China in Latin America by Javier Santiso( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
For the first time in its history, Latin America can benefit from not one but three major engines of world growth. Until the 1980s, the United States was the region's major trade partner. In the 1990s, a second growth engine emerged with the European investment boom in Latin America. Now, at the dawn of the new century, the increasing global economic importance of Asia, and in particular China, potentially provides a third engine of growth. This book describes the opportunities and challenges that Latin American economies will face as Chinese importance in the world economy - and in Latin America's traditional markets -- continues to grow.--Publisher's description
OECD environment working papers by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Understanding the social outcomes of learning by Centre for Educational Research and Innovation( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 290 libraries worldwide
Education is vital for economic success, both at the national and the individual level. But education also has significant social effects. This report is OECD's first attempt to gather and synthesise developments in measuring these social effects. The report focuses on two broad areas: health, and civic and social engagement. In general, better educated people are healthier, and take more part in civic activities. Why should this be so? This publication draws on findings from 13 OECD countries (Austria, Flemish Belgium, Canada, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom [England and Scotland] and the United States) to provide new models and insights into these important contemporary issues
Starting strong II : early childhood education and care by John Bennett( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
This review of early childhood education and care (ECEC) in twenty OECD countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States) describes the social, economic, conceptual and research factors that influence early childhood policy. These include: increasing women's labor market participation; reconciling work and family responsibilities on a more equitable basis for women; confronting the demographic challenges faced by OECD countries; and in particular, addressing issues of access, quality, diversity, child poverty and educational disadvantage. This publication outlines the progress made by the participating countries in responding to the key aspects of successful ECEC policy outlined in the previous volume, Starting strong (OECD, 2001). It offers many examples of new policy initiatives adopted in the ECEC field. In their conclusion, the authors identify ten policy areas for further critical attention from governments. The book also presents country profiles, which give an overview of ECEC systems in all 20 participating countries.--Publisher description
OECD working papers on insurance and private pensions by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Selected studies on insurance and private pensions policy prepared for use within the OECD and addressing such policy issues as risk management, governance, types of investments, and benefit protection. This working papers series has been discontinued; it is superseded by 'OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions'
Computer viruses and other malicious software a threat to the Internet economy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Malware attacks are increasing both in frequency and sophistication, thus posing a serious threat to the Internet economy and to national security. This book is a first step toward addressing the threat of malware in a comprehensive, global manner. It informs readers about malware -- its growth, evolution and countermeasures to combat it; presents new research into the economic incentives driving cyber-security decisions; and makes specific suggestions on how the international community can better work together to address the problem.--Publisher's description
Qualifications systems : bridges to lifelong learning by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
In the quest for more and better lifelong learning, there is a growing awareness that qualifications systems must play a part. Some countries have started to realize that isolated developments in qualifications standards lead to uncoordinated, piecemeal systems. After reviewing the policies and practice in fifteen countries, the authors present nine broad policy responses to the lifelong learning agenda that countries have adopted and that relate directly to their national qualifications system. They also identify twenty mechanisms, or concrete linkages, between national qualifications systems and lifelong learning goals. The overall aim of this book is to provide these mechanisms as a tool for governments to use in reviewing their policy responses to lifelong learning. Evidence suggests that some mechanisms, such as those linked to credit transfer, recognition of prior learning, qualifications frameworks and stakeholder involvement, are especially powerful in promoting lifelong learning.--Publisher's description
Environment, water resources and agricultural policies lessons from China and OECD countries by OECD Publishing( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
China's endowment of water resources is extremely low, poorly distributed, and increasingly polluted. With agriculture being one of the main consumers of water, China's future development depends on initiatives that will raise the efficiency and efficacy of water use. These workshop proceedings examine the current situation in China, look at what is being done in OECD countries to manage water resources, and suggest policy options for China.--Publisher's description
Staying competitive in the global economy : moving up the value chain by OECD Publishing( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Global value chains are radically altering how goods and services are produced--parts made in one country, for instance, are increasingly assembled in another and sold in a third. This report brings together OECD data on the globalisation of value chains, including the rise of outsourcing/offshoring. It first examines how OECD countries are affected by the globalisation of production, on both the macroeconomic and sector-specific levels. The costs and benefits of globalisation are then discussed, with an emphasis on employment and productivity. Finally, this report analyses how globalisa
The world economy : a millennial perspective by Angus Maddison( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Sequel to : Monitoring the world economy, 1820-1992, [1995 edition] : Chinese economic performance in the long run, [1998 edition]
Competitive cities in the global economy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Urban areas are now home to more than half the population of OECD countries. Megacities like Tokyo with more than 35 million people and Mexico with about 18.5 million, and large agglomerations such as Montreal, Helsinki, Madrid and Stockholm are often called "engines of national growth." They represent an important part of the national economy (up to 50% for Budapest, Seoul and Helsinki) and feature higher GDP per capita and productivity levels than their countries' averages. But the urban paradox is that cities also harbor large pockets of unemployment and poverty and suffer from ills such as congestion, pollution and crime. So are urban regions sustainable in the long term? Balancing the economic advantages of cities with their accompanying problems, policymakers are rethinking the strategies to keep these "engines" running smoothly. This book is a synthesis report drawing from OECD metropolitan reviews. Based on an international database of 78 metro-regions, it provides indications related to large cities' performance within their countries. The report also addresses key dilemmas, including competitiveness and social cohesion, intergovernmental relationships and urban finance.--Publisher abstract
The implementation costs of agricultural policies by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Concerns about the cost of implementing and monitoring agricultural policies are mounting with the development of more decoupled and targeted policies. While these costs are inherent in the policy process, reducing them will bring benefits in terms of better use of public funds, and minimizing the overall economic costs of policies. The report suggests ways to do so without compromising the aims of the policies. Ways to reduce costs include sharing experiences across agencies, regions or countries, exploiting already existing administrative networks, integrating government and private information systems, reducing the number of agencies and using the latest information technologies.--Publisher's description
Business for development fostering the private sector by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The days when it was thought that the development process could and should be managed by governments alone are long past. The challenge today is how to involve other parts of society such as the private sector and NGOs. This book details the activities of the private sector in developing and emerging economies and demonstrates how these activities are inter-related with government policies. Understanding these activities and public-private interactions is indispensable for the private sector to play its full role in a nation's development process. To this end, several case studies provide concrete examples from Africa, Asia and elsewhere
New-Zealand by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of New Zealand examines how innovation has affected economic performance in New Zealand. It looks at who the actors are and how they are related to each other. And it examines in detail the role of the government and the effectiveness of the system.Finally, it makes a series of recommendations
International trade : free, fair, and open? by Patrick Love( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
International trade affects the price and availability of practically everything we buy. It also plays a role in many other domains, including jobs, the environment and the fight against poverty. This publication argues that prosperity has rarely, if ever, been achieved or sustained without trade. Trade alone, however, is not enough. Policies targeting employment, education, health and other issues are also needed to promote well-being and tackle the challenges of a globalized economy.--Publisher's description
Environment and regional trade agreements by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) have increased significantly in number over the past few years. The number of RTAs which include environmental provisions is also increasing. However, these provisions, and the experience related to their negotiation and implementation, have not been examined in depth yet. This study contributes to filling this gap. It provides an overview of approaches to environmental issues in RTAs and summarizes country experiences in their negotiation and practical application. Regional and bilateral trade arrangements are surveyed, including customs unions and free trade agreements. The study is based on the analysis of RTA texts, and on literature examining their actual implementation, as well as on first-hand comments and input from experts from both OECD and non-OECD countries.--Publisher's description
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