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Poland Portugal Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom United States
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Better Policies for Better Lives: The OECD at 50 and Beyond
Anniversaries are moments for looking back and looking forward. The 50th Anniversary of the OECD is an opportunity to reaffirm what we stand for and what we are about. Since 1961, the OECD has been a policy advisor and pathfinder on important issues for our member countries. Evidence-based policy guidance such as our Jobs Strategy, our Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) held in more than 70 countries, and our economic country studies have helped policy makers and stakeholders to pursue their reform agenda. Our pioneering work on climate change and the use of economic instruments to reach environmental goals provide useful tools to bring “green” and “growth” together. Over the past five decades the OECD has also become a global standard setter. Our Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, our Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, our Anti-Bribery Convention, and our monitoring of aid flows are just a few examples of the ways in which we help to develop high international rules of the game in the interests of a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.
The OECD has proven that it is a relevant arena to discuss global challenges and to find common solutions. Today, as the global economic landscape changes and we build the new institutional architecture of global governance, the OECD will become even more important: through our contributions to the G20 in the fields of strong, sustainable and balanced growth, employment and skills, trade and investment, price volatility, food security, innovation, anti-corruption and development. But also through a more open, inclusive OECD, bringing on new members and defining a new partnership with emerging economies and working increasingly with and for developing countries. The OECD will continue to ensure that the well-being of citizens remains at the centre of our concerns. After 50 years, our objective is and remains to help member and partner country governments to formulate and implement better policies for better lives. Angel GurrĂa Secretary-General Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Fifty Years of Milestones Publications 1958 – First version of the Model Tax Convention published. 1961 – First OECD Economic Surveys published. Current subscription is listed on page 17. – OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and of Current Invisible Operations adopted. 2011 editions are listed on pages 53-4. 1962 – First OECD Observer published. See listings on page 14. – First edition of Frascati Manual published. 1967 – First OECD Economic Outlook published. See page 16. 1972 – The Polluter Pays Principle published. 1974 – The International Energy Agency was established under the umbrella of the OECD following the first oil crisis. The World Energy Outlook, listed on page 45 has become its flagship annual. 1976 – OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises were published. 1979 – The first set of OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations was adopted. Current edition is listed on page 77. 1980 – OECD Privacy Guidelines published. 1981 – First Chemical Testing Guidelines published. 6
1987 – First Producer Support Estimates for agriculture published. 1994 – OECD Jobs Strategy published. 1995 – First edition of OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines published. – First “At a Glance” published (STI Scoreboard). 1997 – OECD Anti-Bribery Convention published. 1998 – OECD Online Bookshop launched. 1999 – Corporate Governance Principles published. 2000 – First list of tax havens published. – SourceOECD launched. 2001 – First PISA report published. 2005 – First Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth published. – First OECD Factbook published. 2007 – First OECD Insights book published. 2010 – OECD iLibrary launched. – OECD Innovation Strategy published. 7
50Th AnnIVErSArY rELEASES
OECD Better Life Index For fifty years the OECD has been driving better policies for better lives. At its 50th Anniversary, the OECD launched the Better Life Initiative, a web portal enabling users to visualise progress graphically. By asking the question “How’s life?” across 11 fundamental determinants of well-being, the OECD incorporates the quality of citizens’ lives into a common understanding of progress. Each user can create their own Better Life Index, comparing well-being in their country to that of others, and their country’s overall performance with their personal priorities. By using this instrument, they also discover how each of the 11 factors affects quality of life overall, and learn about the best policy practices in these areas. Visit the website at: www.oecd.org/betterlifeindex
How’s Life? Measuring Well-Being
This presentation of the Better Life Index in book form shows how OECD countries compare across 11 determinants of well-being: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, governance, health, life satisfaction, safety, and work-life balance. It presents the numbers behind the comparisons, thus making it a unique tool for comparing countries.
50Th AnnIVErSArY rELEASES
October 2011, 250 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11161-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111615 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264121164-en
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OECD Insights Series
OECD Insights is a series of reader-friendly books that use OECD analysis and data to introduce some of today’s most pressing social and economic issues. They are written for the non-specialist reader, including interested laypeople, older high-school students and university freshmen. The books use straightforward language, avoid technical terms, and illustrate theory with real-world examples. They also feature statistics drawn from the OECD’s unique collection of internationally comparable data. Online, you can find a number of special features to enhance each book’s educational potentials, including access to the Insights blog.
Already published: Human Capital: How What You Know Shapes Your Life by Brian Keeley ISBN 978-92-64-02908-8, February 2007, 150 pages €15 $19 £10 ¥2 000
€15 $19 £10 ¥2 000 International Trade: Free, Fair and Open? by Patrick Love and Ralph Lattimore ISBN 978-92-64-06024-1, May 2009, 194 pages €15 $19 £10 ¥2 000 International Migration: The Human Face of Globalisation by Brian Keeley ISBN 978-92-64-04728-0, September 2009, 172 pages €15 $19 £10 ¥2 000 Fisheries: While Stocks Last by Patrick Love ISBN 978-92-64-07737-9, September 2010, 152 pages €15 $19 £10 ¥2 000 From Crisis to Recovery: The Causes, Course and Consequences of the Great Recession by Brian Keeley and Patrick Love ISBN 978-92-64-069114, October 2010, 146 pages €15 $19 £10 ¥2 000
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Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment by Tracey Strange and Anne Bayley ISBN 978-92-64-04778-5, December 2008, 142 pages
Visit www.oecd.org/insights for more information. Future topics in the OECD Insights Series will include: • Water • Ageing 11
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Development and Aid
December 2011, 130 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11152-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111523 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264123571-en €15
The Millennium Development Goals set an ambitious target: to halve the number of people living in absolute poverty by 2015. That target may be met but many other MDGs will likely be missed, thus leaving the world with a development challenge beyond that which it had hoped to face. This book examines the scale of that challenge, and the role of development aid in helping to meet it. It shows that while development aid can help combat poverty and build foundations for economic growth, it is no magic bullet. For one thing, it is just one small part of the financial flows to developing countries. For another, the contexts of aid – for example, donors’ intentions and recipients’ quality of governance – help determine whether or not it works. This book also looks at the evolution of the aid-effectiveness debate and the potential impact of South-South co-operation on the development agenda.
OECD Factbook 2012 Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics December 2011, 300 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11150-9 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111509 $70
OECD Factbook 2012 is the OECD’s comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of topics. This year, the OECD Factbook features a focus chapter on the 50 years of OECD. This chapter includes a series of graphs showing how selected variables have evolved over OECD’s fifty year history. For each indicator, there is a two-page spread. A text page includes a short introduction followed by a detailed definition of the indicator, comments on data comparability, an assessment of long-term trends, and a list of references. The next page contains tables and charts providing – at a glance – the key messages conveyed by the data. A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each table and chart directing the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel® format.
Also coming: OECD Factbook 2012 iPhone / iPad / Android / Blackberry Apps. To be available free of charge on the respective app stores
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The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. It gets to the heart of the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments, and provides an excellent opportunity for business, academics and journalists to get ahead of the policy debate. Proudly objective, the Observer presents the issues as they are, clearly and succinctly, without colouring them with politics or personalities. As well as responding thoughtfully to important current issues, the Observer acts as a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, making it a forum for emerging policy problems. Through the pages of the Observer the OECD’s experts offer insights on topics of wide concern. Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work. But words are not all you get from the Observer. Every article is bolstered by key tables and graphs. And each issue contains a regular series of economic and social indicators of unrivalled authority and reliability. Furthermore, a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the Organisation’s highly regarded OECD Yearbook, which features articles highlighting issues being faced during the year as well as country profiles for all OECD countries. The on-line Observer is freely available at www.oecdobserver.org. To subscribe to the print version of the Observer is to tap into the OECD’s wealth of knowledge and expertise.
OECD Yearbook 2012
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In the OECD Yearbook, world leaders and top representatives from business, labour, and civil society join OECD Secretary-General Angel GurrĂa and OECD experts to examine todayâ€™s pressing issues. The Yearbook also includes fact-filled country profiles that provide, for each country, basic statistics, interesting facts, commentary from the OECD Economic Outlook and OECD Economic Surveys, a list of OECD publications, and an information profile. The book covers all OECD countries plus Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation, and South Africa.
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The OECD Economic Outlook analyses the current economic situation and examines the economic policies required to foster a sustained recovery in member countries. Each issue presents OECD’s projections for a wide variety of economic variables for the coming 18-24 months. Together with a wide range of cross-country statistics, the Outlook provides a unique tool to keep abreast of world economic developments. In addition to the themes featured regularly, each issue contains special chapters covering subjects of current interest. The extensive statistical annex provides internationally comparable statistical data for a wide variety of indicators. Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. Subscribers to the print edition also have access to an online edition, published on internet six to eight weeks prior to the release of the print edition. Latest issue: OECD Economic Outlook Volume 2011, Issue 1 May 2010, 396 pages ISBN 978-92-64-06347-1 €98 $137
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The OECD’s periodic reviews of member and non-member economies. Member country reviews are generally done on an 18 month cycle, while non-member reviews are done as agreed with the subject country. A minimum of 20 surveys are done each year. Each issue provides a comprehensive analysis of developments in the subject country, along with individual chapters covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges. OECD Economic Surveys are available as an online only or print + online subscription. Each issue is also available to buy individually. OECD, and its predecessor organization, the OEEC, have been publishing Economic Surveys since the 1950s. Historical editions of OECD Economic Surveys from the 1960s onwards will become available online on the OECD iLibrary later in 2011.
Economic Policy Reforms 2011 Going for Growth April 2011, 240 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09257-0 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264092570 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/growth-2011-en
The global recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression is under way, but it remains overly dependent on macroeconomic policy stimulus and has not yet managed to significantly reduce high and persistent unemployment in many countries. Going for Growth 2011 highlights the structural reforms needed to restore long-term growth in the wake of the crisis. For each OECD country and, for the first time, six key emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa), five reform priorities are identified that would be most effective in delivering sustained growth over the next decade. The analysis shows that many of these reforms could also assist much-needed fiscal consolidation and contribute to reducing global current account imbalances. The internationally comparable indicators provided here enable countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a wide range of areas. In addition, this issue contains three analytical chapters covering housing policies, the efficiency of health care systems and the links between structural policies and current account imbalances.
The Causes of Growing Inequalities in OECD Countries December 2011, 400 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11163-9 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111639 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264119536-en €75
In the three decades leading to the recent economic downturn, wage gaps have widened and household income inequality has increased in a large majority of OECD countries. This occurred even when countries were going through a period of sustained economic and employment growth. This report analyses the major underlying forces behind these developments. It examines the extent to which economic globalisation, skill-based technological progress, and institutional and regulatory reforms have had an impact on the distribution of earnings. The report further provides evidence of how changes in family formation and household structures have altered household earnings and income inequality. And it documents how tax and benefit systems have changed in the ways they redistribute household incomes. The report discusses which policies are most promising to counter increases in inequalities and how the policy mix can be adjusted when public budgets are under strain. Also available: Growing Unequal Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries October 2008 ISBN 978-92-64-04418-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264044180 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264044197-en €70 $98 £63 ¥9 100
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020
July 2011, 196 pages ISBN 978-92-64-10675-8 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264106758 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/agr_outlook-2011-en
This is the seventeenth edition of the Agricultural Outlook and the seventh co-edition prepared by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This edition covers the outlook for commodity markets during the 2011 to 2020 period, and brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organisations. The report analyses world market trends for the main agricultural products, as well as for biofuels. It provides an assessment of agricultural market prospects for production, consumption, trade, stocks, and prices of the commodities analysed.
Agricultural Policy: Monitoring and Evaluation 2011 OECD Countries and Emerging Economies September 2011, 300 pages ISBN 978-92-64-106178 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264106178 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/agr_pol-2011-en $91
This report covers for the first time both the OECD member countries (including the new members who joined during 2010 – Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia) and selected key emerging economies: Brazil, China, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. It is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. Increasingly, overall support to farmers is being driven by changes on world markets. After an increase in 2009, producer support in the OECD area declined to the lowest level since the mid-1980s and confirms the downward trend in support to farmers in the OECD area. The trend in emerging economies shows some increase in the level of support, although it stays well below the OECD average.
This report shows that the decline has largely been due to a narrowing of the gap between domestic and world agricultural commodity prices, which were buoyant in 2010. Progress has been made in decoupling support from production, but productionlinked support is still significant. There are wide variations in the levels and composition of support across OECD countries, while the variations among emerging economies are less pronounced.
OECD Green Growth Studies: Food and Agriculture Food and Agriculture November 2011, 80 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11123-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111233 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264107250-en
As part of the OECD Green Growth Strategy, this new series aims to provide in-depth reviews of the green growth issues faced by different sectors. The agriculture and fisheries sectors have an important role to play in contributing to greener growth, in particular through facilitating the uptake of green technologies and management practices and reducing waste in the food chain. This will involve a range of policies, including: the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies that distort efficient resource use; freer international trade; shifting towards targeted policies that will support poor and vulnerable farmers; rewarding the provision of eco-system services; and encouraging R&D, technologies and management practices that improve the productivity of resource use. Framing appropriate “greening” policies is also a major governance issue which requires examining the incentives and disincentives generated by policies, as well as the regulatory and institutional framework more broadly.
Agriculture and Food Feeding nine Billion People October 2011, 122 pages ISBN 978-92-64-08083-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264080836 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264081079-en €15
Agriculture and Food examines the state of world agriculture today and discusses the major forces shaping its future, including trade, the environment, government policy, and farming practices themselves. It looks at how social change and economic conditions influence how food is produced, what we eat and where we buy it. It also examines the question of food security, and the links between poverty and hunger.
Global food production has outpaced population growth for the last 50 years, and will have to double by 2050 to feed the projected population of 9 billion people. Experience suggests it can be done, but the agriculture and food sector is facing a number of challenges. Economic growth is being accompanied by a shift to resource-intensive Western-style diets worldwide. Farming has to cope with environmental pressures and competition for land from other uses. Climate change introduces new uncertainties.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Certiﬁcation October 2011, 96 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11961-1 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264119611 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264119680-en
Concerns about sustainability and the effectiveness of fisheries management have resulted in demand from the public for assurances that the food they purchase has been sustainably produced. This has led to a number of private entities establishing eco-labels and certification schemes that claim to provide credible information to the consumer. These labels intend to serve the interest of fishers and processors who need to transmit positive information to the consumer to maintain their markets, and serve consumers by providing information not elsewhere available. This report considers the growing trend in information requirements for seafood products in general, and in particular the distinct sustainability features of wild capture fisheries and aquaculture. The report focuses on private eco-labeling and analyses the economics of certification schemes, discusses key issues at the interface between public authorities, private labeling schemes, business operators and consumers. Finally, main findings and messages to policy makers are addressed.
Development Co-operation Report 2011 September 2011, 200 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09437-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264094376 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/dcr-2011-en €98
This 50th Anniversary edition of the OECD Development Co-operation Report not only includes the latest available statistical information on aid policies and flows of donor countries, but also a series of contributions from experts in the field. These contributions provide a unique perspective on the work of OECD over the past 50 years on development.
Perspectives on Global Development 2012 Social Cohesion in a Shifting World
November 2011, 200 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11314-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264113145 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264113152-en
“Shifting wealth” – a process that started in the 1990s and took off in the 2000s – has led to a completely new geography of growth driven by the economic rise of large developing countries, in particular China and India. Recent events in well-performing countries in the Arab world and beyond seem to suggest that economic growth, rising fiscal resources and improvements in education are not sufficient to create cohesion. This report analyses the impact of “shifting wealth” on social cohesion, largely focusing on high-growth converging countries. The question this report asks is how does the structural transformation in converging economies affect their “social fabric”, their sense of belonging, or put generally, their ability to peacefully manage collective problems?
African Economic Outlook 2011 Africa’s Emerging Partners June 2011, 304 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11175-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111752 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/aeo-2011-en €55
Since 2002, the annual African Economic Outlook has been charting the progress of the continent’s economies. This year’s Outlook reviews recent economic, social and political developments and the short-term likely evolution of almost all the African countries. The African Economic Outlook is drawn from a country-by-country analysis based on a unique common framework. This includes a forecasting exercise using a simple macroeconomic model, together with an analysis of the social and political context. Its overview chapter provides a comparative synthesis of African country prospects which places the evolution of African economies in the world economic context. A statistical appendix completes the volume. This year’s edition focuses on Africa’s emerging economic partnerships with countries such as China and India.
Latin American Economic Outlook 2012 Transformation of the State for Development
November 2011, 120 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12170-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264121706 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/leo-2011-en
Even in the midst of a global financial crisis, Latin American and Caribbean economies find themselves in better condition than in years past. Latin America must seize this opportunity to design and implement good public policies. The greatest of the longterm objectives of Latin American states remains development: economic growth and structural change that is rapid, sustainable and inclusive. In particular, governments must reduce inequalities in income, public-service delivery and opportunities, as well as promote the diversification of economies, often concentrated on a few primary-product exports. Improved efficiency of public administration is crucial to address both the short-term and long-term dimensions of these challenges. The real change, however, will come if Latin American and Caribbean states carry out meaningful fiscal reforms, making them not only more efficient but also more effective. The increased effectiveness of fiscal policy holds the promise to provide resources needed to address the key challenges of economic development. Three key priority areas for investing additional resources have been highlighted by many governments in the region for their potential to raise competitiveness and social inclusion: education, infrastructure and innovation. In each of these areas, more efficient administration and more effective strategic action is needed from states.
Education at a Glance 2011: Highlights September 2011, 96 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11421-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114203 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eag-2011-en €28
Each indicator is presented on a two-page spread. The left-hand page explains the significance of the indicator, discusses the main findings, examines key trends and provides readers with a roadmap for finding out more in OECD education databases and in other OECD education publications. The right-hand page contains clearlypresented charts and tables, accompanied by dynamic hyperlinks (StatLinks) that direct readers to the corresponding data in Excel™ format. Education at a Glance 2011: Highlights is an ideal introduction to the OECD’s unrivalled collection of internationally comparable data on education and learning.
This companion publication to the OECD’s flagship compendium of education statistics, Education at a Glance provides easily accessible data on key topics in education today, including: educational achievement and student numbers, benefits of education, spending on education, and class size.
Education at a Glance 2011 OECD Indicators September 2011, 500 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11420-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114203 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/eag-2011-en
The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators provides a rich, comparable and up-to-date array of indicators on systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current state of education internationally. The indicators show who participates in education, how much is spent on it and how education systems operate. They also illustrate a wide range of educational outcomes, comparing, for example, student performance in key subject areas and the impact of education on earnings and on adults’ chances of employment. The Excel® spreadsheets used to create the tables and charts in this book are available via the StatLinks printed below them.
PISA 2009 Results Volume 1: What Students Know and Can Do Student Performance in Reading, Mathematics and Science December 2010, 276 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-09144-3 €24 $33 £21 ¥3 100 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264091443 Volume 2: Overcoming Social Background Equity in Learning Opportunities and Outcomes December 2010, 224 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-09146-7 €40 $56 £36 ¥5 200 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264091467
Volume 4: What Makes a School Successful? Resources, Policies and Practices December 2010, 306 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-09148-1 €40 $56 £36 ¥5 200 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264091481
Volume 3: Learning to Learn Student Engagement, Strategies and Practices December 2010, 268 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-09147-4 €40 $56 £36 ¥5 200 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264091474
Volume 5: Learning Trends Changes in Student Performance Since 2000 December 2010, 210 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-09149-8 €40 $56 £36 ¥5 200 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264091498 PISA 2009 Results: Six Volume Set June 2011, 6 volumes €95 $133 £85 ¥12 300 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114098 PISA 2009 at a Glance December 2010, 100 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09522-9 €24 $33 £21 ¥3 100 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264095229 31
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Volume 6: Students on Line Digital Technologies and Performance September 2011, 394 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11291-9 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264112919 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264112995-en
For PISA 2009, the framework for reading literacy has been developed to encompass reading electronic texts. This has led to an expansion of the description of text types to take account of the electronic environment, as well as a redefinition of the aspects of reading, to embrace, for example, the requirement for integration of information from multiple unrelated texts, as well as other features described above. The PISA 2009 reading framework and the assessment instrument together provide an operational definition and description of the distinctive structures and types of both text and task that constitute electronic reading, allowing an exploration of factors that contribute to difficulty. PISA 2009 provides an opportunity to investigate electronic reading on a large scale.
Building a High-Quality Teaching Profession Lessons from Around the World October 2011, 90 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09843-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264098435 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264113046-en $33
This report presents the best current evidence about what can make teacher-oriented reforms effective and points to examples of reforms that have produced specific results, show promise or illustrate imaginative ways of implementing change. Its four chapters cover recruitment and initial preparation of teachers; teacher development, support, careers and employment conditions; teacher evaluation and compensation; and teacher engagement in education reform.
Designing for Education Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities 2011 September 2011, 280 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11229-2 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264112292 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264112308-en
The 2011 edition of the Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities showcases over 60 facilities from 28 countries. Collectively, they illustrate the state-of-the-art design in educational buildings. Each project is lavishly illustrated with photographs and plans. The book also includes a 50th Anniversary chapter outlining the story of the OECD Center for Effective Learning Environments.
Higher Education to 2030, Volume 3: Technology December 2011, 130 pages ISBN 978-92-64-06093-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264060937 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264060944-en €30
This book gives a snapshot on several transformative impacts of ICT on higher education: it looks at how cyber-infrastructures are changing university research and teaching; shows the increasing prevalence of open educational resources and how this challenges the traditional university model; speculates on the use of games in higher education as a way to promote and learn new ways of thinking; speculates on the changes related to the new millennium learners in higher education and what this changes in terms of student demand; and looks at recent trends in e-learning and in what ways this could affect the future of higher education. This edited volume brings together chapters by Daniel Atkins, Jan Hylen, Francesco Pedro, David Shaffer, and Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin.
Also available: Higher Education to 2030, Volume 1, Demography December 2008, 300 pages ISBN 978-92-64-04065-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264040656 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264040663-en
€40 $56 £36 ¥5 200 Higher Education to 2030, Volume 2: Globalisation December 2009, 356 pages ISBN 978-92-64-05660-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264056602 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264075375-en €60 $80 ¥50 ¥7 600 Coming in 2012: Higher Education to 2030, Volume 4: Scenarios March 2012, 200 pages ISBN 978-92-64-07525-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264075252 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264075931-en €50 $70 £45 ¥6 500
Connected Minds: Learners Attachment to Digital Media November 2011, 104 pages ISBN 978-92-64-07522-1 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264075221 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111011-en €24
The book sets out to answer the following questions: Can the claim that today’s students are “new millennium learners”, or “digital natives”, be sustained empirically? Is there consistent research evidence demonstrating the effects of technology on cognitive development, social values and learning expectations? What are the implications for educational policy and practice?
In all OECD countries, digital media and connectedness are integral to the lives of today’s learners. It is often claimed that these learners are “new millennium learners”, or “digital natives”, who have different expectations about education. This book contributes to the debate about the effects of technology attachment and connectedness on today’s learners, and their expectations about teaching.
Learning to Speak the World: Globalisation and Linguistic Competencies November 2011, 180 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12324-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264123243 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264123557-en
The rise of globalisation makes language competencies more valuable, both at individual and societal levels. This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages. It begins by asking why some individuals are more successful than others at learning non-native languages, and why some education systems, or countries, are more successful than others at teaching languages. The book comprises chapters by different authors on the subject of language learning. These authors bring a wide range of perspectives and research experience to this subject. There are chapters on the role of motivation in non-native language learning; the way that languages, cultures and identities are connected; and the insights that neuroscience provides into how the brain understands and produces language. The book also explores issues affecting migrants, their education and opportunities to learn languages; and non-native language learning and teaching in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and North Africa. The final chapters present new approaches to the subject of language learning, such as the role of music as a tool for non-native language learning; and new frameworks for thinking about language education.
Starting Strong III: Quality Matters January 2012 ISBN 978-92-64-12325-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?97879264123250 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264123564-en €65
Starting Strong I & II have shown that investment in early childhood education and care (ECEC) brings a wide range of benefits to children in their later academic outcomes; parents for their employment and worklife balance; and society at large such as increasing the tax base and reducing social costs. A growing body of recent research argues that such benefits are conditional to “quality” of ECEC but there has been lack of consensus what constitutes “quality”. Starting Strong III is a quick guide for busy policymakers on what they can do to improve quality in ECEC by presenting the information as practical tools which policymakers can use. It includes checklists, self-assessment sheets, research briefs, and a list of country examples as a quick reference. It will be also made available as “Online ECEC Quality Policy Toolbox”. Also available: Starting Strong I: Early Childhood Education and Care ISBN 978-92-64-18675-0, June 2001, 216 pages www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264186750 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264192829-en €54 $75 £48 ¥7 000 Starting Strong II: Early Childhood Education and Care ISBN 978-92-64-03545-4, September 2006, 444 pages www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264035454 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264035461-en €60 $84 £54 ¥7 800
Innovation in School Education Teaching and Learning International Survey December 2011, 96 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12328-1 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264123281 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264123540-en
Based on data from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS ) 2008 survey, this report sets out to identify and systematize profiles with regards to three related areas of professional teacher activities: classroom teaching practices, teacher co-operation, and learning in professional communities. For each of these areas, the report identifies and describes “typical” profiles of practices within countries; compares these latent profiles between countries; estimates the variation of profiles among schools within countries; correlates the profiles with teacher background variables and school policies; and explores the correlation with country-level policies and resources, linking this information to PISA data on teacher practices, school policies, student achievement and non-cognitive student outcomes.
OECD Employment Outlook 2011 September 2011, 310 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11422-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114227 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/empl_outlook-2011-en $112
The OECD Employment Outlook is an annual publication that surveys labour market conditions in OECD countries and analyses issues of interest to researchers and policy makers. The 2011 issue highlights policy issues related to: the recent economic crisis and the adequacy of income support for the unemployed; social protection and labour markets in emerging economies; earnings volatility; and qualifications mismatch. In the wake of the global economic crisis, the question of how unemployment benefits and other income support schemes can best cushion income losses during a deep recession is examined. More generally, the risk of large declines in earnings during recessions is analysed and structural labour market reforms are identified which can reduce earnings volatility over the business cycle. The recent global crisis has also highlighted the importance of social protection schemes in emerging economies, and the Outlook shows how they can be cost effective when they are adapted to national labour market conditions such as a high incidence of informal employment.
Off to a Good Start Jobs for Youth December 2010, 160 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09607-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264096073 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264096127-en
Promoting a smooth transition from school to work, and ensuring that youth are given the opportunities to move on in their careers and lives, have long been issues of fundamental importance for our economies and societies. Today, they are even more pressing challenges as the global economy emerges from the worst crisis of the past 50 years. Indeed, young people have borne much of the brunt of the recent jobs crisis. This report makes an important contribution to a new agenda of youth-friendly employment policies and practices. It analyses the situation of youth employment and unemployment in the context of the jobs crisis and identifies successful policy measures in OECD countries. But it also discusses structural reforms in education and in the labour market that can facilitate the transition from school to work. The report draws on both recent data and the main lessons that emerged from the 16 country reviews conducted as part of the OECD Jobs for Youth programme.
Job Tasks, Work Skills and the Labour Market December 2011, 212 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09577-9 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264095779 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264095816-en $84
The importance of skills for driving economic success, both at the level of the individual and for the economy as a whole, is widely recognised. However, much previous research has relied on a limited number of indicators of skills. From information on job tasks collected through the “Job Requirements Approach” (JRA), measures of skill use at work can be inferred that go well beyond the traditional proxy measures based on educational attainment or occupation. While an increasing number of articles using this approach have been published in academic journals over recent years, there is as yet no dedicated volume providing an international perspective.
This publication of papers from the 2009 OECD/Cedefop International JRA Workshop in Thessaloniki showcases some of the key findings of national and international surveys using the JRA methodology. This collection covers a range of issues, including: the JRA methodology; skill mismatch; returns to skills; trends over time in skill use; linked employer-employee data on skill use; and, for the first time, a wide-ranging international comparison of work skills based on a pilot study. Countries covered include Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Mental Health and Work
December 2011, 177 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12451-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264124516 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264124523-en
The costs of mental ill-health for the individuals concerned, employers and society at large are enormous. Mental illness is responsible for a very significant loss of potential labour supply, high rates of unemployment, and a high incidence of sickness absence and reduced productivity at work. In particular, mental illness causes too many young people to leave the labour market, or never really enter it, through early moves onto disability benefit. Today, between one-third and one-half of all new disability benefit claims are for reasons of mental ill-health, and among young adults that proportion goes up to over 70%. This report provides a state-of-the-art review of the main employment challenges relating to mental health that societies and policy-makers are facing, based on a series of new comparative indicators, and discusses what countries are currently doing to address the issues. It consists of four substantive chapters looking at youth and education issues; workplace issues; benefit system issues; and health system issues. An introduction discusses the nature of mental illness and problems around defining them.
World Energy Outlook 2011
November 2011, 600 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12413-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264124134 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/weo-2011-en €150
The latest data, policy developments, and the experience of another turbulent year are brought together to provide robust analysis and insight into global energy markets. WEO-2011 once again gives detailed energy demand and supply projections out to 2035, broken down by region, fuel, sector and scenario.
High energy prices. Geopolitical unrest and price volatility. Uncertainty surrounding the role of nuclear power. World Energy Outlook 2011 tackles these and other pressing questions.
This year it also gives a special focus to topical energy sector issues: • Russian energy prospects and their implications for global markets • The role of coal in driving economic growth in an emissions-constrained world • The implications of a possible downturn in oil and gas sector investment in the Middle East and North Africa • Climate change – “lock-in” and the “room to manoeuvre” to meet the 2°C goal • Reforms to fossil fuel subsidies and support for renewable energy • A “Lower-Nuclear Case” to investigate what a rapid slowdown in the use of nuclear power would mean for the global energy landscape • Investment and financing options to achieve modern energy access for all With extensive data, projections and analysis, WEO-2011 provides invaluable insights into how the energy system could evolve over the next quarter of a century. 45
Climate and Electricity Annual 2011 Data and Analyses May 2011, 88 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11154-7 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111547 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111646-en
Electricity use is growing worldwide, providing a range of energy services: lighting, heating and cooling, specific industrial uses, entertainment, information technologies, and mobility. Because its generation remains largely based on fossil fuels, electricity is also the largest and the fastest-growing source of energy-related CO2 emissions, the primary cause of human-induced climate change. Forecasts from the IEA and others show that “decarbonising” electricity and enhancing end-use efficiency can make major contributions to the fight against climate change. The IEA Climate and Electricity Annual 2011 provides an authoritative resource on progress to date in this area, with statistics related to CO2 and the electricity sector across ten regions of the world. It also presents topical analyses on meeting the challenge of rapidly curbing CO2 emissions from electricity, from both a policy and technology perspective.
Towards Green Growth Synthesis report May 2011, 144 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09497-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264094970 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111318-en €28
This synthesis report contains key policy insights and practical recommendations to help governments design and implement policies that can shift their economies onto greener growth paths. It is complemented by the report Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress – OECD Indicators.
The OECD Green Growth Strategy aims to provide concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while at the same time ensure that natural assets continue to provide the ecosystem services on which our well-being relies. The Strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development.
Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress OECD Indicators May 2011, 144 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11134-9 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111349 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111356-en
Moving towards greener growth requires integrated economic and environmental policies and a matching framework. It also requires appropriate information and comparable data to support policy analysis and measure progress. This report outlines a framework for monitoring progress towards green growth, proposes a list of indicators associated with a measurement agenda, and presents selected indicators derived from existing OECD work. It is complemented by the synthesis report Towards Green Growth.
Greening Household Behaviour The role of Public Policy March 2011, 192 pages ISBN 978-92-64-06362-4 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264063624 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264096875-en $42
Household consumption patterns and behaviour have an impact on stocks of natural resources, environmental quality and climate change. This is expected to increase significantly in the future. In response, governments have introduced a variety of measures to encourage people to take into consideration the environmental impact of their purchases and practices. These may include environmentally related taxes, energy performance standards for homes, carbon dioxide emission labels for cars, and financial support to purchase solar panels, among others. Nevertheless, understanding and influencing household behaviour remains a challenge for policy makers. This publication presents the main results and policy implications of an OECD survey of more than 10 000 households in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Korea, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. It offers new insight into what policy measures really work, looking at what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment in five areas: water use, energy use, personal transport choices, organic food consumption, and waste generation and recycling.
Better Policies to Support Eco-Innovation
March 2011, 304 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09667-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264096677 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264096684-en
Eco-innovation is more important than ever on the public policy agenda. It is a major driver for green growth and contributes to the environmental performance and economic development of OECD and developing countries alike. This report takes a pragmatic approach to policies that support the development and diffusion of eco-innovation. Building on the OECD Innovation Strategy, it argues that eco-innovation is not merely about technological developments: non-technical innovations matter as well. It acknowledges that policies do not operate in a vacuum and that they must take account of the contexts that influence the development and diffusion of eco-innovation, such as market structures. It explores links between ecoinnovation policies and related fields such as industry, competition, and international co-operation.
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 March 2012, 240 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12216-1 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264122161 €80
The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 asks “What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it looks forward to the year 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green policies. It also looks at what policies could change that picture for the better. This Outlook focuses on four areas: climate change, biodiversity, freshwater and health impacts of pollution. These four key environmental challenges were identified by the previous Environmental Outlook to 2030 (OECD, 2008) as “Red Light” issues requiring urgent attention.
Humanity has witnessed unprecedented growth and prosperity in the last four decades, with the size of the world economy more than tripling and population increasing by over 3 billion people since 1970. This growth, however, has been accompanied by environmental pollution and natural resource depletion. The current growth model and the mismanagement of natural assets could ultimately undermine human development.
Counting Carbon in the Marketplace: The Rise of Product Carbon Footprints November 2011, 130 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11654-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264116942 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264116559-en
This report discusses the rationale, context, coverage and characteristics of emerging standards and schemes that estimate and designate “product carbon footprints” (PCFs) for internationally traded products. PCFs are estimates of the total amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) produced over the “life cycle” — i.e. production, processing, transportation, sale, use and disposal — of goods and services. PCFs are thus distinct from GHG assessments performed for projects, corporations, or supply chains. Product carbon footprinting is currently dominated by private standards and certification schemes operated by small consultancy companies and in a few cases by large retailers and manufacturers. This study compares and contrasts 18 such schemes, all of which have been established since 2006, and which differ in scale and product coverage, type of claim made and certification offered, GHG assessment methods, and levels and means of verification and transparency.
OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements 2011
For half a century, the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements has provided a balanced framework for capital account openness. This new edition of the Code presents the full text of the Code, setting out the rights and obligations of adhering countries. It also shows how far each of the 34 adhering countries is open to international capital movements, as of March 2011. Also available: OECD Codes of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and Current Invisible Operations Users Guide 2011 October 2011, 133 pages, ISBN 978-92-64-11069-4 €28 $39 £25 ¥3 600 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264110694 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264110700-en
FInAnCE AnD InVESTMEnT
July 2011, 180 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11076-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264110762 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264110779-en
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OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations 2011
October 2011, 134 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11085-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264110854 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264110861-en €48
This volume presents the full text of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations under which OECD Members have accepted legally binding obligations. This edition incorporates all changes in the positions of Members. It allows a comparison of the degree of liberalisation achieved by each Member country in regard to the international transactions covered by the Code, including services related to business, industry and foreign trade, transport, insurance, banking and finance, cinema and television, and travel and tourism.
OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations by governments covering all major areas of business ethics, including corporate steps to obey the law, observe internationally-recognised standards and respond to other societal expectations. This 2011 update ensures the continued role of the Guidelines as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct by updating provisions in the areas of human rights, supply chains, and procedures.
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October 2011, 89 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11528-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264115286 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264115415-en
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Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2011
A new Agenda for the Future December 2011, 200 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11993-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264115286 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264115415-en €65
The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are recommendations to international business for conduct in such areas as human rights, labour, environment, consumer protection, the fight against corruption and taxation. The recommendations are made by the adhering governments and, although not binding, governments are committed to promoting their observance. This Annual Report provides an account of the actions taken by the 42 adhering governments over the 12 months to June 2011 to enhance the contribution of the Guidelines to the improved functioning of the global economy. This edition focuses on a new agenda created by the revision of the Guidelines that took place in 2011.
Government at a Glance 2011
June 2011, 268 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09657-8 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264096578 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/gov_glance-2011-en €35
This second edition of Government at a Glance almost doubles the number of available indicators of OECD governments’ performance to over 50. The indicators compare the political and institutional frameworks of government across OECD countries as well as government revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation. They also include indicators describing government policies and practices on integrity, e-government and open government, and introduce several composite indexes summarising key aspects of public management practices in human resources management, budgeting, procurement, and regulatory management. For each figure, the book provides a dynamic link (StatLink) which directs the user to a web page where corresponding data are available in Excel® format.
Future Global Shocks Improving risk Governance July 2011, 150 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09520-5 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264095205 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264114586-en
Future Global Shocks is an in-depth examination of how major disruptive events such as pandemics, financial crises, critical infrastructure failure and civic unrest can spread through economic and social systems. Often events begin as small local events, but their impacts may rapidly propagate across national frontiers and turn into major international crises. Building on analyses of episodes such as the avian and swine flu outbreaks, the recent financial market meltdown, and cyber attacks on government and industrial IT networks, the report explores the driving forces behind potential global shocks of the future. It examines the strengths and weaknesses of current approaches to the management of global shocks, and sets out proposals that aim to improve the resilience of economic and social systems to such damaging disruptions.
Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 2 Promoting Integrity through Self-regulation November 2011, 105 pages ISBN 978-92-64-08493-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264084933 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264084940-en $39
This second volume of OECD’s study on lobbying examines regulation and selfregulation of lobbying. It includes chapters defining and examining lobbying, describing the role of professional lobbying associations, exploring various codes of conduct and examining specific codes in various countries, examining lobbyists’ attitudes toward regulation and self-regulation, and exploring various options for enhancing transparency and accountability. Also available: Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 1 December 2009, 170 pages ISBN 978-92-64-07336-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264073364 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264073371-en €30
Making the Most of Public Investment in a Tight Fiscal Environment
Multi-level Governance Lessons from the Crisis
September 2011, 198 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11445-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114456 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264114470-en €50
Given that sub-national governments in OECD countries carry out more than two thirds of total capital investment, they have played a key role in executing national stimulus packages during the global crisis. The effectiveness of recovery strategies based on public investment thus depends largely on the arrangements between levels of government to design and implement the investment mix. This report provides an overview of challenges met in the recovery and highlights good practices and lessons learned, focusing on eight country cases: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Spain, Sweden and the United States. As stimulus packages are being phased out since 2010, many countries have moved toward fiscal consolidation and targeted public investment as an adjustment variable. Co-ordination between levels of government was essential to implement recovery measures, and it is equally important to better prioritise reduced public investment and make the most of it for sustainable growth.
OECD Studies on Water
Water Governance in OECD Countries A Multilevel Approach
This report addresses multilevel governance challenges in water policy implementation and identifies good practices for coordinating water policy across ministries, between levels of government, and across local actors at sub-national level. Based on a methodological framework, it assesses the main “coordination gaps” in terms of policymaking, financing, information, accountability, objectives and capacity building, and provides a platform of existing governance mechanisms to bridge them. Based on an extensive survey on water governance the report provides a comprehensive institutional mapping of roles and responsibilities in water policy-making at national/subnational level in 17 OECD countries. It concludes on preliminary multilevel governance guidelines for integrated water policy.
October 2011, 236 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11927-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264119277 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264119284-en
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Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2011
June 2011, 116 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09576-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264095762 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264097711-en €28
Entrepreneurship at a Glance is a new, recurrent publication that presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship along with explanations of the policy context and interpretation of the data. This publication also includes special chapters that address measurement issues, and solutions, concerning entrepreneurship and its determinants. In this first issue the special topics covered are: business demography, green entrepreneurs and angel capital. This new publication is a product of the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme, which is a long-term programme of internationally-comparable policyrelevant entrepreneurship statistics. The work involves developing standard definitions and concepts and engaging countries and international Agencies in the collection of data. An international group of statisticians and analysts provides guidance to the Programme that benefits from sponsorship by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the United States.
Future Prospects for Industrial Biotechnology
The field of industrial biotechnology has moved rapidly in recent years as a combined result of international political desire, especially in the case of biofuels, and unprecedented progress in molecular biology research that has supplied the enabling technologies. Different geographical regions have different priorities, but common drivers are climate change mitigation and the desire for energy independence. Now, industrial biotechnology has reached the centre of scientific and political attention. At no time in the past has there been a more pressing need for coherent, evidence-based, proportionate regulations and policy measures; they are at the heart of responsible development of industrial biotechnology. This publication examines the international drivers, the enabling technologies that are fast-tracking industrial biotechnology, industry trends, some of the products that are appearing on the market, industry structure and finance, and finally policy measures and trends. It examines separately biofuels, biobased chemicals and bioplastics. It is quite clear that a supportive policy framework for the development of biofuels exists in many countries, but that no such framework is in place for biobased chemicals and bioplastics. This seems at odds with the apparent need for the integrated biorefinery, where chemicals and plastics production will significantly improve profitability when produced alongside transportation fuels
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September 2011, 100 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11956-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264119567 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111790-en
Nuclear Energy Data 2011
September 2011, 140 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12187-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264121874 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/ned-2011-en-fr
This 2011 edition of Nuclear Energy Data, the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency’s annual compilation of official statistics and country reports on nuclear energy, provides key information on plans for new nuclear plant construction, nuclear fuel cycle developments as well as current and projected nuclear generating capacity to 2035 in OECD member countries. This comprehensive overview provides authoritative information for policy makers, experts and other interested stakeholders.
Carbon Pricing, Power Markets and the Competitiveness of Nuclear Power August 2011, 110 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11887-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264118874 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264118881-en $46
This study assesses the competitiveness of nuclear power against coal- and gas-fired power generation in liberalised electricity markets with either CO2 trading or carbon taxes. It uses daily price data for electricity, gas, coal and carbon from 2005 to 2010, which encompasses the first years of the European Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), the world’s foremost carbon trading framework. The study shows that even with modest carbon pricing, competition for new investment in electricity markets will take place between nuclear energy and gas-fired power generation, with coal-fired power struggling to be profitable. The outcome of the competition between nuclear and gas-fired generation hinges, in addition to carbon pricing, on the capital costs for new nuclear power plant construction, gas prices and the profit margins applied. Strong competition in electricity markets reinforces the attractiveness of nuclear energy, as does carbon pricing, in particular when the latter ranges between USD 40 and USD 70 per tonne of CO2. The data and analysis contained in this study provide a robust framework for assessing cost and investment issues in liberalised electricity markets with carbon pricing.
The Security of Energy Supply and the Contribution of Nuclear Energy
December 2010, 168 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09634-9 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264096349 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264096356-en €50
What contribution can nuclear energy make to improve the security of energy supply? This study, which examines a selection of OECD member countries, qualitatively and quantitatively validates the often intuitive assumption that, as a largely domestic source of electricity with stable costs and no greenhouse gas emissions during production, nuclear energy can make a positive contribution. Following an analysis of the meaning and context of security of supply, the study uses transparent and policy-relevant indicators to show that, together with improvements in energy efficiency, nuclear energy has indeed contributed significantly to enhanced energy supply security in OECD countries over the past 40 years.
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011
The tenth edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard builds on 50 years of indicator development, looking at major trends in knowledge and innovation in the global economy, changes in drivers of growth, interdependencies across economies over time, and how the scientific and research landscape is being reconfigured by convergence, inter-disciplinarity and the new geography of innovation hotspots and increased collaboration. Its five chapters position countries around their efforts to invest in future growth, the extent to which they benefit from global and local knowledge transfers, build scientific and technological strengths, foster innovation and entrepreneurship and build on science, technology and innovation to compete in the global economy. The OECD STI Scoreboard 2011 illustrates and analyses a wide set of indicators of science, technology, globalisation and industrial performance in OECD and major nonOECD countries (notably Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa). It also includes some experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest and presents broader measures of innovation, for example using new indicators of investment in intangible assets and trademarks.
SCIEnCE AnD TEChnOLOGY
September 2011, 128 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11165-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111653 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787sti_scoreboard-2011-en
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OECD Communications Outlook 2011
June 2011, 388 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09837-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264098374 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/comms_outlook-2011-en €85
The OECD Communications Outlook 2011 presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of the communications sector in OECD countries and on their policy frameworks. The 2011 edition analyses the effects of the global financial crisis on revenues, subscriptions and international trade, as well as on emerging trends such as the rapid development of the applications market for a growing range of access devices. It provides an extensive range of indicators for the development of different communications networks and compares performance indicators such as revenue, investment and prices for service throughout the OECD area. These indicators are essential for industry and for regulators who use benchmarking to evaluate policy performance. This book is based on the data from the OECD Telecommunications Database 2011, which provides time series of telecommunications and economic indicators, such as broadband networks, revenues, and investment for OECD countries from 1980 to 2009.
OECD Green Growth Studies
Fostering Innovation for Green Growth
Innovation will be an important driver of the transition towards green growth. Without innovation, it will be very difficult and very costly to achieve a transformation to a greener economy. By pushing the frontier outward, innovation can help to decouple growth from natural capital depletion. Innovation and the related process of creative destruction will also lead to new ideas, new entrepreneurs and new business models, thus contributing to the establishment of new markets and eventually to the creation of new jobs. Innovation is therefore the key in enabling green and growth to go hand in hand. This report draws on work on green innovation across several parts of the OECD.
SCIEnCE AnD TEChnOLOGY
September 2011, 126 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11991-8 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264119918 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264119925-en
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Doing Better for Families
April 2011, 276 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09872-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264098725 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264098732-en €40
All OECD governments want to give parents more choice in their work and family decisions. This book looks at the different ways in which governments support families. It seeks to provide answers to questions like: Is spending on family benefits going up, and how does it vary by the age of the child? Has the crisis affected public support for families? What is the best way of helping adults to have the number of children they desire? What are the effects of parental leave programmes on female labour supply and on child well-being? Are childcare costs a barrier to parental employment and can flexible workplace options help? What is the best time for mothers to go back to work after childbirth? And what are the best policies to reduce poverty among sole parents?
Also available: Doing Better for Children September 2009, 192 pages ISBN 978-92-64-05933-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264059337 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264059344-en €30
Society at a Glance 2011
April 2011, 90 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09852-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264098527 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/soc_glance-2011-en €35
This sixth edition of Society at a Glance, OECD’s biennial overview of social indicators, updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. It includes data on the four newest OECD members: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available, data on major emerging economies Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa are also included.
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International Migration Outlook 2011 SOPEMI June 2011, 452 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11260-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264112605 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/migr_outlook-2011-en €90
This annual publication analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries. It looks at the contribution of immigration to changes in the working-age population in the past decade, and the role of migration inflows at projected levels in driving growth of the working-age population in the next decade. It presents information on international students, and a calculation of the rates at which these students remain in their host countries after the completion of their studies. This publication also explores the main changes introduced in migration policies, including new laws governing immigrant entry, stay and access to the labour market. Country notes, together with standardised tables, describe recent developments in migration movements and policies. The statistical annex contains the latest data on migration flows, foreign and foreign-born populations, and naturalisations. This book includes StatLinks, URLs under statistical graphs and tables linking to the underlying statistical data.
Pensions at a Glance 2011
March 2011, 348 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09523-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264095236 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/pension_glance-2011-en €35
The theme of this fourth edition of Pensions at a Glance is pensions, retirement and life expectancy. Many countries have increased pension ages in the face of population ageing and longer lives. An in-depth look at these important policy issues is provided by five special chapters on: pension ages, retirement behaviour, pension incentives to retire, the demand for older workers and linking pensions to life expectancy. This edition updates information on the key features of pension provision in OECD countries and provides projections of retirement income for today’s workers. It offers an expanded range of 34 indicators, covering the design of national retirement-income provision, pension entitlements, incomes of older people, the finances of pension systems, the demographic and economic context in which pension systems operate and private pensions. More countries are analysed than in previous editions, including four new members of the OECD: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where possible, data are also provided for the other major economies in the G20: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Africa. Along with data on the European Union’s 27 member states, this brings to 43 the number of economies covered in the report.
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Health at a Glance 2011
OECD Indicators November 2011, 200 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11153-0 http://www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111530 http://dx.doi.org/health_glance-2011-en €30
This sixth edition of Health at a Glance provides the latest comparable data on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. It provides striking evidence of large variations across countries in the costs, activities and results of health systems. Key indicators provide information on health status, the determinants of health, health care activities and health expenditure and financing in OECD countries. This year, for the first time, indicators are included for the BRICS countries as well as for long-term care. Each indicator in the book is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological box on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. An annex provides additional information on the demographic and economic context within which health systems operate, as well as a concise description of key characteristics in health system financing and delivery of services in OECD countries.
June 2011, 336 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09758-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264097582 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264097759-en €75
This book examines the challenges countries are facing with regard to providing and paying for long-term care. With populations ageing and the need for long-term care growing rapidly, this book looks at such issues as: future demographic trends, policies to support family carers, long-term care workers, financing arrangements, long-term care insurance, and getting better value for money in long-term care.
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Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital Condensed Version 2010 September 2010, 468 pages ISBN 978-92-64-08948-8 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264089488 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/mtc_cond-2010-en
This publication is the eighth edition of the condensed version of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital. This shorter version contains the full text of the Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital as it read on 22 July 2010, but without the historical notes, the detailed list of conventions between OECD member countries and the background reports that are included in the full-length loose-leaf and electronic versions. The Model Tax Convention and the worldwide network of bilateral tax treaties based on it provide clear, consensual rules for taxing income and capital while avoiding having income or capital taxed twice by two different countries. Also available soon: Model Tax Convention on Income and Capital Electronic Version on USB Key 2010 €105 $147 £94 ¥13 600
Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations 2010 September 2010, 372 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09033-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264090330 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/tpg-2010-en €89
The OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Tax Administrations provide guidance on the application of the “arm’s length principle”, which is the international consensus on transfer pricing, i.e. on the valuation, for tax purposes, of cross-border transactions between associated enterprises. In a global economy where multinational enterprises (MNEs) play a prominent role, governments need to ensure that the taxable profits of MNEs are not artificially shifted out of their jurisdictions and that the tax base reported by MNEs in their respective countries reflect the economic activity undertaken therein. For taxpayers, it is essential to limit the risks of economic double taxation that may result from a dispute between two countries on the determination of an arm’s length remuneration for their cross-border transactions with associated enterprises. In the 2010 edition, Chapters I-III were substantially revised, with new guidance on: the selection of the most appropriate transfer pricing method to the circumstances of the case; the practical application of transactional profit methods (transactional net margin method and profit split method); and on the performance of comparability analyses. Furthermore, a new Chapter IX, on the transfer pricing aspects of business restructurings, was added.
The Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters Amended by the 2010 Protocol June 2011, 112 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11544-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264115446 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264115606-en
This publication contains the official text of the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Assistance in Tax Matters as amended by the 2010 Protocol. The original Convention was amended in 2010 to align it to the international standard on information exchange for tax purposes and to open it to all countries. It entered into force on 1 June 2011. This Convention helps governments enforce their tax laws and provides an international legal framework for co-operation among countries in countering international tax avoidance and evasion. It offers a variety of tools for administrative co-operation in tax matters, providing all forms of exchange of information, assistance in tax collection and service of documents. It also facilitates joint audits and information sharing to counter other serious crimes (e.g. money laundering, corruption) when certain conditions are met. It preserves the rights of taxpayers and provides extensive safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the information exchanged, in particular in relation to personal data.
Implementing the Tax Transparency Standards A handbook for Assessors and Jurisdictions, Second Edition June 2011, 228 pages ISBN 978-92-64-10723-6 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264107236 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264110496-en €50
This handbook is intended to assist the assessment teams and the reviewed jurisdictions that are participating in the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information (the “Global Forum”) peer reviews and non-member reviews. It provides contextual background information on the Global Forum and the peer review process. It also contains relevant key documents and authoritative sources that will guide assessors and reviewed jurisdictions throughout the peer review process. Assessors should be familiar with the information and documents contained in this handbook as it will assist in conducting proper and fair assessments. This handbook is also a unique source of information for governments, academics and others interested in transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.
Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes: Peer Reviews 2010 and 2011, Average of 80 pages each
The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is a multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency is carried out and information is exchanged among 90 jurisdictions that participate in the Global Forum. It is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of standards of transparency and exchange of information. These peer reviews will be conducted in two phases, with the first phase assessing legal and administrative frameworks against agreed essential elements, and the second phase reviewing the implementation and effectiveness of exchange of information.
As of October 2011, reports for the following jurisdictions are now available. More are coming soon! Andorra 2011, Phase 1
Denmark 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Mauritius 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Anguilla 2011, Phase 1
Estonia 2011, Phase 1
Monaco 2010, Phase 1
Antigua and Barbuda 2011, Phase 1
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2011, Phase 1
New Zealand 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Aruba 2011, Phase 1
France 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Norway 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Australia 2011, Phases1 & 2
Germany 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Panama 2010, Phase 1
Ghana 2011, Phase 1
Philippines 2011, Phase 1
Bahamas 2011, Phase 1
Guernsey 2011, Phase 1
Qatar 2010, Phase 1
Bahrain 2011, Phase 1
Hungary 2011, Phase 1
San Marino 2011, Phase 1
Barbados 2011, Phase 1
India 2010, Phase 1
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2011, Phase 1
Belgium 2011, Phase 1
Ireland 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Seychelles 2011, Phase 1 Singapore 2011, Phase 1
Bermuda 2010, Phase 1
Italy 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Botswana 2010, Phase 1
Isle of Man 2011, Phases 1 & 2 Switzerland 2011, Phase 1
British Virgin Islands 2011, Phase 1
Jamaica 2011, Phase 1
Trinidad and Tobago 2011, Phase 1
Canada 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Jersey 2011, Phases 1 & 2
Turks and Caicos Islands 2011, Phase 1
Cayman Islands 2010, Phase 1
Liechtenstein 2011, Phase 1
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Taxation and Employment
October 2011, 154 pages ISBN 978-92-64-12059-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264120594 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264120808-en
This publication examines the effects of taxation on employment, highlights the resulting policy challenges, and discusses the ways governments endeavour to address these challenges. Chapter One provides a broad overview of the effects of taxation on employment, examining how taxes on labour income can affect both the size of the labour force and the level of unemployment, and highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers. This analysis is then augmented in chapters 2-4 by the more detailed analysis of the effects of taxation on the employment of three groups where empirical research suggests that responses of labour supply to taxation may be relatively large: low-income workers, mobile highly-skilled workers, and older workers. As well as highlighting key areas of concern for tax policy makers, the report places a particular focus on the different measures that have been adopted by countries to attempt to overcome these problems, discussing, where possible, the main design features, and the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches that have been adopted.
Corporate Loss Utilisation through Aggressive Tax Planning August 2011, 92 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11921-5 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264119215 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264119222-en €24
Corporate losses raise compliance risks if aggressive tax planning is used as a means of increasing or accelerating tax relief in ways not intended by the legislator, or to generate artificial losses. This report describes the size of loss carry-forwards, the rules applicable in relation to losses, and identifies the following risk areas: corporate reorganisations, financial instruments and non-arm’s length transfer pricing. After having summarised aggressive tax planning schemes on losses, as well as country detection and response strategies, it offers a number of conclusions and recommendations for tax administration and tax policy officials.
Smart Rules for Fair Trade 50 Years of Export Credits September 2011, 150 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11173-8 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111738 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264111745-en
In this collection of essays, past and present negotiators of the OECD export credit agreements, presidents and chief executives of export credit agencies, international institutions, private-sector players, economists, OECD staffers and others chart the evolution of export credits during the life time of the OECD as it now reaches its 50th anniversary. These players examine the sources of the flexibility that has made the OECD export credit regime so successful in adapting to the changing, globalising world economy. Some of the contributions offer remarkably candid insights into the often closed world of international negotiations; others document the response of the international rules for export credits - which are negotiated in the OECD - to the growing sophistication of financial and insurance services. All of them shed light on this increasingly important aspect of international trade.
Aid for Trade at a Glance 2011 July 2011, 320 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11423-4 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264114234 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264117471-en €65
Numerous barriers prevent developing countries – in particular the least developed – from taking advantage of trade opportunities that could help them reduce poverty. The Aid-for-Trade Initiative has successfully built awareness of the support these countries need to surmount these barriers. As a result, more and more developing countries are raising the profile of trade issues in their development strategies and donors are responding by increasing the resources they provide to build trade capacity in areas such as policy, institutions and infrastructure. This aid-for-trade monitoring report – the third of its kind – documents the success of the initiative to date. It examines trends and developments and presents a comprehensive analysis of donor and partner country engagement. In addition, it addresses the regional dimension of aid for trade and showcases three cross-border infrastructure projects. Finally, the report provides fact sheets that help in assessing the outcomes and impacts of aid for trade.
Trends in the Transport Sector 2011 September 2011, 92 pages ISBN 978-92-821-0359-3 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789282103593 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/trend_transp-2011-en
How have the passenger and freight transport sectors evolved in recent years? And what about road safety? This publication presents the most up-to-date statistics on transport markets in International Transport Forum countries for the period 1970-2008, including charts to highlight the major trends. This publication provides the reader with first-hand figures on key transport trends. Data are also provided on air and maritime transport as well as on investment and maintenance expenditures undertaken in the transport sector.
Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030 November 2011, 220 pages ISBN 978-92-64-09521-2 www.oecd.org/bookshop/9789264095212 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264114425-en €60
Strategic Transport Infrastructure Needs to 2030 explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures − ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades. The report uses projections and scenarios to assess the broader economic outlook and future infrastructure requirements, and examines the options for financing these, not least against the backdrop of the economic recession and financial crisis which have significantly modified the risks and potential rewards associated with major infrastructure projects. Building on numerous in-depth case studies from Europe, North America and Asia, the report offers insights into the economic prospects for these key facilities and identifies policy options for improved gateway and corridor infrastructure in the future.
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OECD Regions at a Glance 2011 July 2011, 160 pages ISBN 978-92-64-10514-0 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264105140 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/reg _glance-2011-en-en €50
OECD Regions at a Glance is the one-stop guide for understanding regional competitiveness and performance, providing comparative statistical information at the sub-national level, graphs and maps. This publication offers a statistical snapshot of how life is lived from region to region in the OECD area. The 2011 edition focuses on recent trends and new indicators around five main topics, which – for the first time – include sub-national indicators of regional mobility and migration, enterprises activities and innovation, regional expenditure for investment, and the quality of life in regions with regard to the environment. The printed publication is accompanied by an online, updated regional database, available through the web mapping tool OECD eXplorer. This accessible platform allows researchers and policy makers to analyze regional statistics in an interactive way.
November 2011, 296 pages ISBN 978-92-64-11170-7 www.oecd.org/bookshop?9789264111707 http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264120983-en €60
The OECD Regional Outlook 2011 provides an overview of the main developments in performance among OECD regions and the challenges for regional policy after the crisis. The first two chapters present fresh analysis of regional growth and labour-market trends, exploring their implications for policy. This is followed by three chapters offering focused analyses of key policy issues. The first, and most immediate, concerns the state of sub-national government finances in the wake of the crisis and its implications for managing public investment, in particular, during a period of austerity. The next two chapters are concerned with the potential contribution of regions and regional policies to addressing the longer-term challenges of innovation and green growth. Part 3 of the Outlook presents a “policy forum”, a wide-ranging debate on the role of regional policy today involving experts and officials from within and outside the OECD. Finally, the Outlook includes individual country pages providing detailed quantitative and qualitative information on regional performance, institutions and policy settings in OECD members
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