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Did you know… …that 14 million farmers in 25 countries planted 134 million hectares of approved transgenic crops in 2009?


350 ebooks Over 1 460 chapter files Over 60 working papers Over 45 datasets

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OECD is well known for its methodology for measuring support to agriculture in an internationally comparable way. It also conducts policy reviews and analysis on agriculture and fisheries policies issues and carries out an annual medium-term forecasting exercise. The Producer Support Estimate (PSE – a measure of support to agriculture) is a key tool developed by OECD to compare agricultural policy performance across countries and to track progress in policy reform.


OECD Agriculture Statistics OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook • Highlights • Commodity Balances • Macroeconomic Data • Per capita consumption • Policy parameters • World prices Agricultural Market Access Database (AMAD) Producer and Consumer Support Estimates • Total support estimate OECD • Producer support estimate by country • Producer support estimate composition • Consumer support estimate by country • General services support estimate by country • Total support estimate by country • Total support estimates - non-OECD • Market Price Support and Consumer Support Estimate by commodity - non-OECD Environmental Performance of Agriculture Agricultural and market access database (AMAD)

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Agricultural Policies in Emerging and Transition Economies Agricultural Policies in Emerging Economies Agricultural Policies in Non-OECD Countries Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Country Statistics Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Policies and Summary Statistics Economic Accounts for Agriculture

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Agriculture, Trade and the Environment Biological Resource Management in Agriculture International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables OECD Review of Agricultural Policies

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Annuals & Outlooks

OECD Food, Agriculture and Fisheries Working Papers


Did you know… … that the UN Millenium Development Goals - measurable targets for development - were inspired by the 1996 OECD Strategy paper Shaping the 21st century?


600 ebooks Over 2 210 chapter files Over 150 issues and articles Over 35 datasets

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OECD work on the subject aims to increase the effectiveness of common efforts to support sustainable development. It helps policy makers in OECD and developing countries to find innovative solutions to the global challenge of development, poverty alleviation and the curbing of inequality. It brings together the knowledge and experience in different countries and puts the results at the disposal of the international community, policy makers, academics, the corporate sector and civil society.

Annuals & Outlooks


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Better Aid Conglict and Fragility DAC Guidelines and Reference Series Development Centre Perspectives Development Centre Seminars Development Centre Studies Development Co-operation Reviews The DAC Guidelines The Development Dimension West African Studies

OECD Journal on Development OECD Development Centre Policy Briefs OECD Development Centre Policy Insights OECD Development Centre Working Papers

Databases OECD International Development Statistics • Aggregate Aid Statistics • ODA by donor • ODA by recipient by country • ODA by sector • Creditor Reporting System • Aid activities • HIV-AIDS control • Official and private flows • ODA Official development assistance: disbursements • Other official flows OOF • ODA commitments • Private flows • Official bilateral commitments by sector • Tying status of bilateral ODA • Reference Indicators • Total net ODA • Total official development financing ODF • Total official flows • Total receipts • Gender, Institutions and Development


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African Economic Outlook Aid Activities in Africa Aid Activities in Asia Aid Activities in Ceecs/Nis Aid Activities in Europe and Oceania Aid Activities in Latin America and the Caribbean Creditor Reporting System On Aid Activities Development Aid at a Glance Development Co-operation Report External Debt Statistics External Debt Statistics: Historical Data Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Aid Recipients Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Developing Countries Latin American Economic Outlook


Did you know… … that Composite Leading Indicators signaled the start of the economic downturn of December 2007 three months in advance?


1 100 ebooks Over 5 110 chapter files Over 900 issues and articles Over 280 datasets

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Economics is the discipline on which OECD work is built and economic statistics are the basis for much of OECD’s analysis. This work relates to both macroeconomic and structural issues, and in particular their effect on policies. OECD work on this field is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside the OECD area and includes regular projections of short and medium-term economic developments.


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Main Economic Indicators Database • Key short-term indicators • Balance of Payments • Business tendency and consumer opinion surveys • Composite leading indicators • Finance • International trade • Labour • Price • Production and sales • Main Economic Indicators • Revisions analysis OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections OECD National Accounts Statistics • Annual National Accounts • Financial Accounts • Financial Balance Sheets • General Government Accounts • Quarterly National Accounts • Central Government Debt • PPP benchmark results • Non-member Economies OECD Productivity Statistics

Economic Policy Reforms Flows and Stocks of Fixed Capital National Accounts at a Glance National Accounts of OECD Countries OECD Annual Report OECD Economic Outlook OECD Economic Surveys OECD Factbook OECD Historical Statistics OECD in Figures Purchasing Power Parities and Real Expenditures

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China in the Global Economy OECD Insights

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OECD Journal on Budgeting OECD Journal: Economic Studies OECD Journal: General Papers OECD Journal: Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis OECD Economics Department Working Papers OECD Statistics Working Papers


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Statistical Periodicals • • •

Main Economic Indicators National Accounts of OECD Countries Quarterly National Accounts 19

Did you know… … that over two-thirds of young children aged between 3 and 4 years are enrolled in education in OECD countries?


520 ebooks Over 2 160 chapter files Over 700 issues and articles Over 20 datasets

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OECD’s work on education includes the gathering of statistical data, the conduct of policy reviews and analysis, and the use of survey data to improve learning outcomes (PISA). OECD statistics and survey data provide a strong evidence base helping OECD member countries improve the quality, equity, efficiency and effectiveness of their education systems. OECD work also covers research into early childhood education and care, teaching quality and recruitment, e-learning and lifelong learning.

Annuals & Outlooks

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Education and Training Policy Education Research and Innovation Higher Education in Regional and City Development Knowledge Management OECD Review of Migrant Education OECD Reviews of Tertiary Education OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training PISA Programme on Educational Building – PEB

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Papers Reviews of National Policies for Education School Safety and Security Schooling for Tomorrow Strong Performers and Successful Reformers

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Databases OECD Education Statistics • Education Database • Educational Personnel • Expenditure by funding source and transaction type • Expenditure by nature and resource category • Foreign/international students enrolled • Graduates by age • Graduates by field of education • New entrants by sex and age • Students aligned to finance and personnel data • Students enrolled by age • Students enrolled by type of institution • Total population by sex and age • PISA: Programme for International Student Assessment


Education at a Glance Education Policy Analysis Education Today Highlights from Education at a Glance Trends Shaping Education World Education Indicators

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Higher Education Management and Policy OECD Education Working Papers 21

Did you know… … that over half of the global labour force works in the informal sector and this figure is expected to rise in 2030?


320 ebooks Over 580 chapter files Over 30 issues and articles Over 85 datasets

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OECD work in this field covers analysis of employment, unemployment and labour market policies, closely linked to social policy and education. It monitors countries’ employment reforms in key areas such active labour market policies, employment protection, minimum wage, vocational training and adult learning. It also provides country-specific analyses and tailored policy recommendations to help governments create more and better jobs for vulnerable groups, such as younger, older and disabled workers.

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Benefits and Wages Labour Force Statistics Migration and the Labour Market in Asia OECD Employment Outlook OECD Small and Medium Enterprise Outlook Services: Statistics on Value Added and Employment Taxing Wages

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Ageing and Employment Policies Jobs for Youth Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies

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Quarterly Labour Force Statistics OECD Jobs Study Working Papers OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Papers

Databases OECD Employment & Labour Market Statistics • Labour Force Statistics • Population and vital statistics • Population and labour force • Employment by activities and status • Earnings • Gross earnings: decile ratios

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Minimum wages relative to median wages Nominal minimum wages Real hourly minimum wages Hours Worked Average annual hours actually worked Average usual weekly hours worked Usual weekly hours worked - incidence Usual hours worked by weekly hour bands Labour Market Statistics Discouraged workers Economic short time workers Employment by job tenure intervals: average tenure • Employment by job tenure intervals: persons • Employment by permanency of the job • Full-time part-time employment:incidence • Involuntary part time workers • Labour force statistics by sex and age • Unemployment by duration • Employment Protection Legislation • Strictness Of Employment Protection Legislation: Collective Dismissals • Strictness Of Employment Protection Legislation: Regular and Temporary Employment • Labour Market Programmes: Expenditure and Participants • Employment Protection Legislation • Trade Unions OECD Productivity Statistics • Labour Productivity Growth • Capital services by type of asset • Multi-factor productivity • Breakdown of gross domestic product per capita in its components • OECD estimates of labour productivity levels


Annuals & Outlooks


Did you know… … that by 2030, the world will need 60% more energy and that two-thirds of the extra demand will come from developing countries?


360 ebooks Over 1 300 chapter files Over 220 issues and articles Over 55 datasets

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The International Energy Agency (IEA), which falls under the OECD administrative umbrella, was created in response to the first energy crisis back in the 1970s. IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. IEA addresses all types of energy sources. It gathers statistics on world energy markets, analyses those markets and the technologies that support them, and evaluates policies to make them operate better.


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CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Coal Information Dealing with Climate Change: Policies and Measures in IEA Member Countries Electricity Information Energy Balances of OECD and Non-OECD Countries Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Review Energy Statistics of OECD and Non-OECD Countries Energy Technology Perspectives Key World Energy Statistics Natural Gas Information Natural Gas Market Review Oil Information Projected Costs of Generating Electricity Renewables Information World Energy Outlook

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Energy Projections for IEA Countries IEA CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion Statistics IEA Coal Information Statistics IEA Electricity Information Statistics IEA Energy Prices and Taxes Statistics IEA Energy Technology R&D Statistics IEA Natural Gas Information Statistics IEA Oil Information Statistics IEA Renewables Information Statistics IEA World Energy Statistics and Balances

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Energy Prices and Taxes Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity - Quarterly Statistics


Annuals & Outlooks

Energy Efficiency Policy Profiles Energy Market Experience Energy Market Reform Energy Policies of IEA Countries Energy Technology Analysis IEA Technology Roadmaps

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Did you know… … that almost four billion people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030 if better policies are not introduced?


850 ebooks Over 1 200 chapter files Over 30 working papers Over 10 issues and articles

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A healthy environment is a pre-requisite for a strong and balanced economy, and both are needed for sustainable development. The OECD provides a forum for countries to share their experiences and to develop concrete recommendations for policies that can address environmental problems in an effective and economically efficient way, including through performance reviews, data collection, policy analysis, and projections.

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Dealing with Climate Change: Policies and Measures in IEA Member Countries OECD Environmental Data: Compendium OECD Environmental Outlook

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Agriculture, Trade and the Environment Environmental Finance OECD Environmental Performance Reviews OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring OECD Series on Testing and Assessment OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation OECD Sustainable Development Studies

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Book Series


Did you know… … that the 42 governments adhering to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are committed to promoting responsible business conduct amongst their large corporations, wherever they operate in the world?


430 ebooks Over 1 300 chapter files Over 200 issues and articles Over 75 datasets

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The OECD works with governments to improve domestic and global policies that affect business and markets. It identifies best practices and policies designed to keep markets open, competitive and sustainable while combating market abuses and economic crime through international co-operation. The OECD takes up public policy challenges of direct concern to business – including investment, finance, anti-corruption, corporate governance, competition, private pensions, insurance and private sector development – to enhance economic growth and development and to ensure financial stability.


OECD Banking Statistics • Classification of bank assets and liabilities • Income statement and balance sheet • Structure of the financial system OECD Institutional Investors Statistics OECD Insurance Statistics • Business written in the reporting country • commissions • Gross claims payments • Gross operating expenses • Insurance activity indicators • Insurance business by domestic and foreign risks • Insurance business written abroad by branches • Insurance business written in the reporting country • Insurance companies and employees • Outstanding investment by direct insurance companies OECD International Direct Investment Statistics • Foreign direct investment: main aggregates, flows and positions by industry and by partner country OECD Pensions Statistics OECD Statistics on Measuring Globalisation Activity of Multinationals in Manufacturing • Activity of Multinationals in Services • Micro and Macro Trade Indicators • Maritime transport costs • Bilateral Trade in intermediate goods and • services Iron and Steel in Industry 2009 •

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Bank Profitability: Financial Statements of Banks and Methodological Country Notes Central Government Debt: Statistical Yearbook External Debt Statistics Geographical Distribution of Financial Flows to Aid Recipients and Developing Countries Institutional Investors Statistical Yearbook Insurance Statistics Yearbook International Direct Investment International Investment Perspectives Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises OECD Investment Policy Perspectives OECD Pensions at a Glance

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Enterprise Policy Performance Assessment Environmental Finance OECD Global Forum on International Investment OECD Investment Policy Reviews OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment Policy Issues in Insurance Private Pensions Series

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OECD Journal on Budgeting OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions OECD Working Papers on International Investment

finance and investments

Annuals & Outlooks


Did you know… … that government expenditure is equivalent to almost 50% of GDP in OECD countries?


670 ebooks Over 1 520 chapter files Over 130 working papers Over 520 issues and articles

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OECD work on governance aims to identify changing societal and market needs and assist countries in adapting their public sector governance arrangements to the changing needs of society. This involves improving government efficiency while protecting and promoting society’s longer-term governance values. OECD work on governance also covers the analysis of national e-government programmes, regulatory policies and the creation of policy instruments for the public sector to fight corruption and build integrity.

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ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform Better Regulation in Europe Corporate Governance Corporate Governance in Emerging Markets Cutting Red Tape Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe and Central Asia Fighting Corruption in Transition Economies Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Government at a Glance OECD e-Government Studies OECD Public Governance Reviews OECD Reviews of Human Resource Management in Government OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies OECD Rural Policy Reviews Partnership for Democratic Governance Value for Money in Government

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OECD Journal on Budgeting OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy OECD Regional Development Working Papers OECD Working Papers on Public Governance Sigma Papers Sigma Public Management Profiles


Central Government Debt: Statistical Yearbook OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises OECD Regions at a Glance


Did you know… … that over the last decade R&D spending in the service sector grew four times faster than in manufacturing?


430 ebooks Over 1 120 chapter files Over 20 issues and articles Over 45 datasets

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OECD work on Industry and Services helps governments to formulate micro-level policies to foster the development of industries and enterprises. Analyses address issues relating to large and small firms in manufacturing and service sectors at local, national and international levels. Entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate governance, tourism, industrial restructuring and globalisation are among the topics studied and discussed by OECD and non-OECD countries.

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Employment Structural Statistics for Industry and Services Structural and Demographic Business Statistics

OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Working Papers

Databases OECD Statistics on Measuring Globalisation • Activity of Multinationals in Manufacturing • Activity of Multinationals in Services • Micro Trade Indicators • Macro Trade Indicators • Maritime transport costs • Bilateral trade in intermediate goods and services • Iron and Steel Industry 2009 STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics • STAN Bilateral Trade Database • STAN Industry • STAN Indicators • STAN R&D: Expenditure in Industry • STAN Input-Output Structural and Demographic Business Statistics • Business Demography Indicators • Structural Business Statistics

industry and services

Developments in Steelmaking Capacity of Non-OECD Countries International Direct Investment Statistics Yearbook Iron and Steel Industry Measuring Globalisation: Activities of Multinationals OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard OECD Small and Medium Enterprise Outlook OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services OECD Steel Outlook OECD Tourism Trends and Policies OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook R&D Expenditure in Industry R&D Statistics Science, Technology and Industry Outlook Services: Statistics on Value Added and

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Did you know… … that current uranium supplies are sufficient to fuel nuclear power plants for roughly a century, and potentially up to thousands of years with certain new reactors?


300 ebooks Over 730 chapter files Over 10 working papers Over 150 issues and articles

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The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) represents much of the world’s best nuclear expertise, bringing together 29 OECD member countries. The NEA’s mission is to assist its member countries in maintaining and developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It provides authoritative assessments and forges common understandings on key issues as input to government decisions on nuclear energy policy, and to broader OECD policy analyses in areas such as energy and sustainable development.

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Chemical Thermodynamics Legal Affairs Nuclear Development Nuclear Legislation in OECD Countries Nuclear Regulation Nuclear Safety Nuclear Science Radiation Protection Radioactive Waste Management Radiological Protection

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Book Series


Did you know… … that OECD helped create the trust that makes e-commerce and e-government possible via the OECD Guidelines for Consumer Protection in the Context of Electronic Commerce?


400 ebooks Over 1 250 chapter files Over 50 issues and articles Over 40 datasets

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The OECD is a pioneer in promoting a better understanding of what science and technology do and could do, as well as the factors shaping how research is carried out and how it is then used. The OECD works with countries to obtain internationally comparable data and provide them with information on the scientific, technological and industrial environment and its relation to general economic goals such as growth and employment as a basis for examining the effectiveness of national policies.

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Information Technology Outlook OECD Communications Outlook OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard Research and Development Expenditure in Industry Research and Development Statistics Science, Technology and Industry Outlook

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Biological Resource Management in Agriculture OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy The Measurement of Scientific and Technological Activities

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STI - Science, Technology and Industry Review OECD Digital Economy Papers OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers

Databases OECD Patent Statistics • Indicators of international co-operation • Patents by main technology and by International Patent Classification (IPC) • Patents by regions

OECD Telecommunications and Internet Statistics OECD Science, Technology and R&D Statistics • Main Science and Technology Indicators • Business enterprise R-D expenditure by industry and by source of funds • Business enterprise R-D expenditure by industry and by type of cost • Business enterprise R-D expenditure by size class and by source of Funds • Gross domestic expenditure on R-D by sector of performance and field of science • Gross domestic expenditure on R-D by sector of performance and socio-economic objective • Gross domestic expenditure on R-D by sector of performance and source of funds • Gross domestic expenditure on R-D by sector of performance and type of cost • Other national R-D expenditure by field of science and by source of funds • Other national R-D expenditure by field of science and by type of cost • R-D expenditure by sector of performance and type of R-D • Government budget appropriations • Business enterprise R-D personnel by industry • R-D personnel by sector of employment and field of science/employment and occupation/ qualification

Science and technology

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Did you know… … that women are as educated as men but earn 17% less in OECD countries?

Social Issues, Migration and Health

500 ebooks Over 1 650 chapter files Over 250 working papers Over 35 datasets

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Combating poverty and social exclusion remain high on the policy agenda in all countries within and outside the OECD. Providing benefits to people in need can help alleviate the worst social and economic hardship, but such policies cannot replace a comprehensive strategy of social development. Social policy work in the OECD covers a wide array of social, education and health policies implemented in a continuously changing environment of socio-demographic factors, labour markets, and technical progress.


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OECD Health Statistics • OECD Health Data: Selected Data • OECD Health Data • System of health accounts: health expenditure by function OECD International Migration Statistics • International migration database • Immigrants by citizenship and age • Immigrants by detailed occupation • Immigrants by duration of Stay • Immigrants by field of Study • Immigrants by labour force status • Immigrants by occupation • Immigrants by sector • Immigrants by sex and age OECD Social Expenditure Statistics • Social expenditure • Aggregated data • Detailed data • Reference series • Income distribution • Income distribution: inequality • Income distribution: poverty • Taxes and benefits

Benefit Systems and Work Incentives Benefits and Wages Health at a Glance International Migration Outlook Labour Force Statistics Migration and the Labour Market in Asia OECD Employment Outlook OECD Pensions at a Glance Society at a Glance Trends in International Migration

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Ageing and Employment Policies/ Vieillissement et Politiques de L’emploi Jobs for Youth/Des Emplois pour les Jeunes OECD Health Policy Studies OECD Reviews of Health Systems The OECD Health Project

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OECD Health Technical Papers OECD Health Working Papers OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers OECD Social Employment and Migration Working Papers

Social issues, migration and health

Annuals & Outlooks


Did you know… … that OECD Model Tax Convention is the basis for over 3 000 bilateral tax treaties in force around the world and the main means for avoiding double taxation?


200 ebooks Over 550 chapter files Over 100 issues and articles Over 75 datasets

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OECD’s taxation work covers a broad range of activities, including tax evasion, harmful tax practices and environmental taxes. The OECD produces internationally comparable statistics, sets tax standards, such as the OECD Model Tax Convention and engages in monitoring and assessing policies. The in-depth analysis provides national authorities with options for reforming the tax system so as to improve efficiency, equity and enforceability.

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Benefit Systems and Work Incentives Benefits and Wages Consumption Tax Trends Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital: Condensed Version OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations Revenue Statistics Tax Co-operation Taxing Wages

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Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange Information for Tax Purposes: Peer Reviews Issues in International Taxation OECD Tax Policy Studies

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OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy

Databases OECD Tax Statistics • Revenue Statistics • Comparative tables • Financing of social security benefits • Contributions and taxes paid by government • European Union VAT and customs duties • Reference Series • Australia

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Austria Belgium Canada Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Japan Korea Luxembourg Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Slovak Republic Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States Taxing Wages Comparative Tables Comparative Tables (Old Definition) Country Tables Historical Rates (Old Definition) Taxes and benefits


Annuals & Outlooks


Did you know… … that trade declined sharply in 2009 and that the OECD is working on how policy responses could help restore financial stability and sustainable long-term growth?


250 ebooks Over 600 chapter files Over 800 issues and articles Over 40 datasets

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Reflecting the globalisation of industrial activities and the intertwined nature of trade dimensions with other policy fields, OECD work on trade has shifted from an emphasis on trade in goods to a more interdisciplinary consideration of trade issues. It helps forestall trade tensions and conflicts that emerge under the pressure of ever-intensifying competition. Trade work also encompasses the issue of export credits, trade facilitation, non-tarif measures and aid for trade.

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OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume I, Detailed Tables by Service Category OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services, Volume II, Detailed Tables by Partner Country

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Agriculture, Trade and the Environment Export Credit Financing Systems in OECD Member Countries and Non-Member Economies OECD Trade Policy Studies

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OECD Journal: Competition Law and Policy OECD Trade Policy Working Papers OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers

• Harmonised System 2002 • Harmonised System 1996: All commodities • Harmonised System 1996: ICT Goods • Harmonised System 1998 • ITCS Exchange Rates Monthly Statistics of International Trade • Net Trade and coverage ratio • Trade in value by partner countries • Trade in value classified by sections of SITC • Trade indicators in Value • Volume, unit value and price indices: OECD base year • Exchange rates for monthly trade OECD Statistics on International Trade in Services • Trade in services by category of service • • •

Trade in services national classification items Trade in services by partner country TIS Exchange Rates


Annuals & Outlooks

Statistical Periodicals • •

International Trade by Commodity Statistics Monthly Statistics of International Trade

Databases International Trade by Commodity Statistics • SITC Revision 3 • SITC Revision 2 • Harmonised System 2007 43

Did you know… … that transport accounts for 23% of global CO2 emissions from fuel combustion?


350 ebooks Over 350 chapter files Over 100 working papers

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The International Transport Forum (ITF), also under the OECD’s administrative umbrella, is a think tank for global transport policy, providing evidence-based insights for policy-makers and the global transport community. Its work is underpinned by economic research, statistics collection and policy analysis, often undertaken in collaboration with leading research figures in academia, business and government. The International Transport Forum maintains a range of statistics and indicators on transport, trade, infrastructure investment, road safety and global transport greenhouse gas emissions.

Annuals & Outlooks

Book Series

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• • •

ECMT Round Tables ITF Round Tables Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages Research Programme

Papers •

OECD/ITF Joint Transport Research Centre Discussion Papers


Activities of the Conference: Resolutions of the Council of Ministers of Transport and Reports Approved Highlights of the International Transport Forum Research on Transport Economics Statistical Report on Road Accidents Trends in the Transport Sector


Did you know… … that OECD is actively working with national governments, cities and regions to highlight the role of metropolitan areas in delivering cost-effective policy responses to climate change?


250 ebooks Over 820 chapter files Over 20 datasets

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OECD work on this subject area examines how regions, whether urban, rural, crossborder or metropolitan, contribute to national growth. This work focuses on how a place-based development model, a multi-sector policy approach that harnesses endogenous strengths and assets using networked, multi-level governance mechanisms, is best suited to achieve regional and aggregate growth outcomes. The integrated analysis of historical, cultural and socio-economic factors can explain why and how a given territory can improve its own prospects for growth and development.

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Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) OECD Reviews of Regional Innovation OECD Rural Policy Reviews OECD Territorial Reviews

Databases •

OECD Regions Statistics


Annuals & Outlooks



OECD Statistics OECD has long been an innovator in the production and dissemination of Statistics, making them easy to find, use and cite. The OECD iLibrary Statistics Home Page provides entry to three types of statistical content according to the profile of the user and the format of information required.

OECD Databases - for experienced users wanting to access the latest available OECD data, to build their own tables and graphs, export the figures into their own analytical software.

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OECD Statistical Books - provides the archive version, essential for users wishing to check older numbers, with a back catalogue to 1998. Each table is available in three different formats: WEB, PDF and XLS. 50 Did You Know?

Key Figures

… that since 2000 the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) allows anybody interested in education to compare 15 years old students’ performance across countries?

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290 cross-searchable databases

• Over

4 billion data points

• Over

100 key tables

• Over

50 statistical periodicals and serials

Gender difference (girls-boys) Score point difference 80



OECD average 39 score points


Colombia Chile Peru Azerbaijan Netherlands United States Mexico United Kingdom Belgium Brazil Denmark Spain Tunisia Singapore Liechtenstein Hong Kong, China Panama Macao, China Canada Korea Indonesia Argentina Australia Chinese Taipei Thailand Hungary Portugal Switzerland Japan Ireland Luxembourg Serbia Germany Shanghai, China France Austria Uruguay Israel Romania Kazakhstan Turkey Iceland Estonia Russian Federation Sweden New Zealand Italy Greece Norway Latvia Czech Republic Poland Qatar Dubai (UAE) Croatia Slovak Republic Montenegro Kyrgyzstan Slovenia Finland Jordan Trinidad and Tobago Lithuania Bulgaria Albania


Source: OECD (2010), PISA 2009 Results, Volume I, What Students Know and Can Do: Students Performance in Reading, Mathematics and Science, Figure I.2.17, available at


Statistical Databases OECD iLibrary provides a common knowledge base where users can discover and access statistical databases from the OECD and IEA. Users can build tables and extract data from across databases as well as work within individual databases. Extractions of million datapoints can be made in a range of formats. Each database includes detailed metadata to help you understand the numbers. The following databases are currently available on OECD iLibrary:


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Key Tables The most popular data published by OECD has been gathered into a collection of Key Tables. Accessible in formats to suit the needs of the busy user, more than 100 socio-economic and environmental indicators are available. These table are easy to use and freely available for everyone. They are currently available in three different formats: WEB, PDF and XLS.

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Statistical Books OECD has been publishing statistical periodicals and serials since the Organisation began in 1961. With the arrival of electronic publishing OECD was one of the first to make all its content accessible online. The PDFs dating back to 1998 represent an important archive for users wishing to check older figures. Now the presentation on OECD iLibrary offers the data in WEB, PDF and XLS formats to facilitate discoverability and usability of the data. It has never been easier to find, use and cite the OECD indicators. STATISTICAL PERIODICALS:

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Statistics • Quarterly National Accounts

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OECD iLibrary General Brochure 2012  
OECD iLibrary General Brochure 2012  

The 2012 edition describes the online library of the OECD - OECD iLibrary and outlines its content, functionality and features.