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OECD environmental outlook to 2030 by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 458 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
The visible hand of China in Latin America by Javier Santiso( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 210 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
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 208 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
Understanding the social outcomes of learning by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 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 Kor
OECD working papers on insurance and private pensions by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( file )
in English and held by 192 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'
International migration : the human face of globalisation by Brian Keeley( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and English and held by 161 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 )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 130 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 125 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 to help policy makers and practitioners make the best governance decisions to stimulate growth.--Publisher's description
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 105 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
Staying competitive in the global economy : moving up the value chain by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 101 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
Local capital markets for environmental infrastructure : prospects in China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 97 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
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 94 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
Tackling investment challenges in power generation : in IEA countries by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
What are the recent trends and prospects for investment in power generation? What are the main drivers and barriers? This book assesses these issues and gives special emphasis to the question of how uncertainties may affect investment decisions. Uncertainties on CO 2 constraints, on power plant licensing, on acceptability of nuclear power, on local opposition to any new energy infrastructure, on government support for specific generation technologies and on government policies on energy efficiency are particularly disturbing. Market liberalisation can also be a key uncertainty, but this may be
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
Japan 2003 review by International Energy Agency( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
This 2007 edition of the International Energy Agency's periodic review of Switzerland's energy policies and programmes takes an in-depth look at the energy challenges facing Switzerland and provides critiques and recommendations for policy improvements. It finds that Switzerland is entering decisive times in its energy policy. In 2008, the country should see remarkable advance in electricity market reform. Support for renewable electricity is set to increase massively. Decisions on post-Kyoto targets are getting closer, and a CO2 tax will be introduced for heating and process fuels. Plus, new measures to increase energy efficiency and the broader use of renewable energy are high on the political agenda. Since the last in-depth review in 2003, Switzerland has made progress in most areas of energy policy. Still, more work remains to be done. Maintaining sufficient electricity capacity implies even stronger policies to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources. Switzerland's climate policy should focus more on reducing emissions from private car use, the largest and fastest-growing emitter. Switzerland's world-class energy R & D is expected to more than halve energy needs per capita by the second half of this century. This ambitious goal needs to be supported by consistent policies on energy efficiency and climate change
Netherlands 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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