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Works: 704 works in 988 publications in 1 language and 31,290 library holdings
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Classifications: HC79.E5, 333.70112
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OECD environmental outlook to 2030 by Organización de Cooperación y Desarrollo Económico( Book )
3 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
OECD working papers on insurance and private pensions by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)( file )
in English and held by 349 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 This working papers series has been discontinued; it is superseded by 'OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions'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 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
The visible hand of China in Latin America by Javier Santiso( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Latin America is looking towards China and Asia -- and China and Asia are looking right back. This is a major shift: 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
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 205 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
Korea by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 201 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
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 191 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
Social sciences policy by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Denmark has been using ICT in government for several decades. Following a pattern common in OECD countries, during the 1970s and 1980s the focus was mainly on achieving efficiencies in public administration through process automation. Then, during the 1990s, there was a shift towards exploiting the potential of ICT to develop what, by the later part of the decade, was referred to as "e-government". This new approach demonstrated a broadened understanding of the potential impact of ICT on the improvement of public administration. Today, the Danish government is pursuing a vigorous e-govern
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 124 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
Assessing scientific, reading and mathematical literacy : a framework for PISA 2006 by Programme for International Student Assessment( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 123 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
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 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
Qualifications systems : bridges to lifelong learning by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( 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]
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
Environment and regional trade agreements by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 90 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
Business for development : fostering the private sector by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 84 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.--Publisher's description
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 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
Computer viruses and other malicious software : a threat to the Internet economy by OECD Publishing( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 79 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
Building transparent tax compliance by banks by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
This book analyzes the role banks play in the provision of aggressive tax planning arrangements. It examines the nature of banking, the complex structured financing transactions developed by banks and how they are then used by both banks and their clients. It also explores the internal governance processes that banks use to manage tax risk and the prevention, detection and response strategies applied by different revenue bodies in responding to the challenges that banks pose. The book makes a number of recommendations for revenue bodies and identifies best practices for consideration by banks.--Publisher's description
Canada by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Few other countries feature the combination of very low population densities and difficult topography that hinders communication, in addition to a variety of contrasting climates. But the "Nordic welfare model" strives, with a good degree of success, to offer equal living conditions to all citizens by providing proper access to quality public services across the country. This comes, however, at great cost. This publication asks whether such a model can be sustainable in the long run, when population ageing and the reduction of petroleum reserves will reduce the leeway that the rapidly growing economy offers. It examines whether competitiveness and innovation could be further developed, given the high share of resource-based and traditional activities and whether urban policy could be better integrated into regional policy so as to better harness the energy of regional growth engines in different areas of the country, including the northern most parts. Lastly, it looks at whether impending regional reform could facilitate the necessary adaptations by transferring more power to regional councils
Canada by International Energy Agency( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The International Energy Agency's 2001 review of Belgium's energy policies and programmes. It finds that due Belgium's geographical setting, cross-border trade has a significant influence on the country's energy policy. Belgium has actively increased its gas transmission capacity, and has become key player in the overall European gas markets. There is still room for improvement, however, in the electricity transmission capacity. Belgium has started to liberalise its electricity and gas market. But the traditional utilities Electrabel and Distrigas retain much influence. Further efforts are required to make a competitive market. Belgium has made the political decision to phase out nuclear power, closing down the existing units when they reach forty years of age and building no new units. The report recommends Belgium to look for realistic and economic alternatives for large-scale energy production. The recommendations made by the Ampere Commission on improving energy efficiency and increasing the use of renewables and co-generation provide only a partial solution for future energy needs. Reducing carbon dioxide emissions will be one of the major challenges for Belgian energy policy in this decade. In 1998, Belgium's energy-related CO2 emissions were 15% above the 1990 level. The report identifies reasons for the growing emissions, analyses current policies and suggests additional measures to help in this challenging task. One of the most crucial elements is curbing the growth of energy consumption, which exceeded 20% in all sectors in the 1990s. Federal-regional co-operation is essential for successful energy-policy development and implementation in Belgium. The report makes recommendations in several areas where co-operative action appears necessary
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