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OECD environmental outlook to 2030 by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 455 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
OECD working papers on insurance and private pensions by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
in English and held by 411 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 This working papers series has been discontinued; it is superseded by 'OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions'
Offshoring and employment : trends and impacts by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Offshoring -- the transfer of an industrial activity abroad -- has become a fact of life for business, but it is also perceived as a threat by a large segment of the general public, and much of the public concern centers on employment, especially the potential loss of domestic jobs. This report first defines offshoring in detail, the many ways that industrial activity -- both in manufacturing and in services -- can be transferred abroad. It then describes the wide-ranging effects that offshoring can have on domestic employment -- the positive, as well as the negative. Finally, it outlines the public policy implications of offshoring, suggesting ways to limit the downside while helping to build trust between the various stakeholders working to address this issue.--Publisher's description
The visible hand of China in Latin America by Javier Santiso( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 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
Understanding the social outcomes of learning by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 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
Environment, water resources and agricultural policies : lessons from China and OECD countries by Resources and Agricultural Policies in China Workshop on Environment( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 189 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
International migration : the human face of globalisation by Brian Keeley( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Etwa 190 Millionen Menschen leben weltweit außerhalb ihres Herkunftslands. Diese Zuwanderer bereichern unsere Gesellschaften durch ihre Energie, ihren Unternehmergeist und ihre Ideen. Dabei gibt es aber auch negative Aspekte wie schulisches Versagen unter jungen Zuwanderern, Arbeitslosigkeit unter Migranten und natürlich irreguläre Migration. Solche Herausforderungen können die Zuwanderung zu einem politischen Zankapfel und heiß umstrittenen Diskussionsthema machen. Gestützt auf die einzigartige Fachkompetenz der OECD betrachtet diese Publikation die Realitäten internationaler Migration in der heutigen Zeit jenseits aller rhetorischen Floskeln: Woher kommen die Zuwanderer, und wohin gehen sie? Wie steuern die Staaten die Migration? Mit welchem Erfolg nehmen Zuwanderer an Bildung und Arbeitsleben teil? Und hilft Zuwanderung - oder schadet sie - den Entwicklungsländern?
Korea by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 131 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
Local governance and the drivers of growth by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Innovation, skills, entrepreneurship and social cohesion are key drivers of growth, and essential goals of effective economic development strategies. Each has a strong governance component, which requires real partnership between government, business and civil society. In this book, the OECD has brought together top world experts to translate policy lessons into concrete recommendations that will help policy makers and practitioners make the best governance decisions to stimulate growth
Multifunctionality in agriculture : what role for private initiatives? by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Beyond its primary function of supplying food and fiber, agricultural activity can produce environmental services, or have negative effects such as creating pollution. Market forces alone are not able to ensure that the level of these positive and negative externalities of agriculture is acceptable to society. But government interventions can also be problematic, leading to costly and inefficient policies. This report sheds light on the potential of non-government solutions such as the development of market mechanisms, and the promotion of private transactions and voluntary approaches to provide the best alternative in some situations. A typology has been developed and fourteen specific cases are examined, illustrating a wide diversity of situations in a range of OECD countries. The examples analyzed range from the use of market price premiums to environmental trusts, easements, and tradable credits or quotas, and cover both positive and negative externalities. Some of the examples identified relate to new and innovative approaches never tried before, while others have a relatively long history of operation. This report synthesizes the findings of the case studies, focusing on the implications for governments role, and assessing the relative efficiency, equity and stability of the approaches described compared to direct government intervention.--Publisher's description
Qualifications systems : bridges to lifelong learning ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 100 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 realise that isolated developments in qualifications standards lead to uncoordinated, piecemeal systems. Countries are now interested in developing broad systemic approaches to qualifications. These broad national approaches and their positive consequences are examined in this book. 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. [Back cover]
Staying competitive in the global economy : moving up the value chain by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 100 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 globalization of value chains, including the rise of outsourcing/offshoring. It first examines how OECD countries are affected by the globalization of production, on both the macroeconomic and sector-specific levels. The costs and benefits of globalization are then discussed, with an emphasis on employment and productivity. Finally, this report analyzes how globalization impacts the competitiveness of OECD countries, highlighting the need for an effective innovation strategy. The report discusses not only the moving up the value chain that takes place in OECD countries but also in China, as R & D is increasingly going to emerging countries.--Publisher's description
Competitive regional clusters : national policy approaches by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
In today's globalizing world, the regional specializations built up over decades are transforming rapidly. Many regions that were historically production centers in a given sector are losing out to lower-cost locations and reorienting to higher value-added niches. National programs to promote cluster-based approaches - linking firms, people and knowledge at a regional level - are being used to meet the challenge. This report analyzes the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role sharing used by 26 programs in 14 OECD countries.--Publisher's description
Local capital markets for environmental infrastructure : prospects in China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Transition and emerging economies have difficulties developing their financial markets to a level that would provide access to long-term debt finance at an affordable cost. This report examines opportunities beyond the public sector for financing water and other environmental infrastructure. Specifically, opportunities for accessing savings through private financial and capital markets have been examined. The report identifies bottlenecks to the development of local financial markets for environmental infrastructure and discusses policy recommendations to tackle them
Policy coherence for development 2007 : migration and developing countries by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This edition of the Development Centre's annual report on policy coherence focuses on migration. The book examines the costs and benefits of migration for developing countries and how these flows can be better organised to yield greater benefits for all parties concerned -- migrant-sending countries, migrant-receiving countries, and the migrants themselves. It takes stock of what we know about the effects of migration on development, and distills from that knowledge a set of policy recommendations for sending and receiving countries alike. It draws on a large number of country and regional case studies co-ordinated by the OECD Development Centre to illustrate the mechanisms that link migration and development: labour-market effects, brain drain, remittances, diaspora networks and return migration
The implementation costs of agricultural policies by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 83 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 minimising 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 systmes, reducing the number of agencies and using the latest information technologies
The social economy : building inclusive economies by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Social economy -- also known as 'non-profit' or 'third sector' -- organisations have grown in number and relevance, contributing to employment, social inclusion, democratic participation and community building. Much remains to be done, however, to create the necessary enabling environment to support their creation and development and to mainstream the sector in economic and social policies. This publication offers new insights into the economic theory of social economy organisations, their role in an evolving political and economic context, and the links to local development and the empowerment of users. Building on theoretical and empirical developments in OECD member countries, the publication also presents the main challenges for the social economy in Central East and South East Europe. Recommendations for action are included
Energy policies and programmes of IEA countries : 1979 review by International Energy Agency( Book )
35 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Annotation This annual review analyses energy policy and market trends of the member countries of the International Energy Agency (IEA). It provides an overview of developments in energy security; energy market reform; climate change policies; renewables sector; technology, research and development. The publication presents summaries of the in-depth country reviews of Denmark, Germany, Greece, Korea, Norway, the UK and the United States carried out during 2001-02. Shorter standard reviews of Canada, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden are also included, as well as an overview of developments in non-member countries including China, India, Russia, Argentina and Brazil. Energy balances and key energy statistics for all IEA countries are given
Assessing scientific, reading and mathematical literacy : a framework for PISA 2006 by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library 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
Reviews of national science and technology policy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive review analyses the energy challenges facing the Netherlands in 2008 and provides critiques and recommendations for further policy improvements. It urges the government to provide policy continuity - such as in promotion regimes for renewable energy - to underpin a sustainable investment climate. It also highlights the need for closer co-ordination among national, regional and local authorities
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