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 16 February 2015
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HIGHLIGHTS

OECD Economic Policy Reforms 2015 Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2015


Ambitious reforms can create a growth path that is both strong and inclusive, says Economic Policy Reforms 2015: Going for Growth: Press release | Book announcement with video, graphics, country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Following the recent crash in oil prices, IEA sees a transformed market, with supply more responsive to prices than in the past – and demand less so in the Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2015: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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THE COMMONWEALTH

Commonwealth Perspectives on OECD-DAC Post-2015 Statistical Reform: Working paper

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

Forthcoming
-OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2014: Book listing
-OECD Review of Agricultural Policies:Switzerland 2015: Book listing

-OECD Review of Agricultural Policies: Colombia 2015: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Insurance Statistics 2014 Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy


OECD Insurance Statistics 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Corporate Bonds, Bondholders and Corporate Governance: Working paper

Survey on the contribution of SMEs to due diligence for responsible mineral supply chains: Announcement

Updating the Policy Framework for Investment (PFI): Announcement

Internship opportunities working on anti-corruption at the OECD: Announcement

Terrorism risk insurance programmes by country: Webpage

Executive Summary of the OECD Competition Committee meeting on Airline Competition: Summary

Forthcoming
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure
: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Making Development Co-operation Fit for the Future: Agency of the Future Partner Country Survey: Working paper

Forthcoming
-African Central Government Debt 2014: Book listing
-Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia China and India 2015: Book listing

-States of Fragility 2015: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Policy Reforms 2015 OECD Economic Surveys: Belgium 2015


Ambitious reforms can create a growth path that is both strong and inclusive, says Economic Policy Reforms 2015: Going for Growth: Press release | Book announcement with video, graphics, country notes | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Reforms can support growth and equity in Belgium, says OECD Economic Surveys: Belgium: 2015: Press release | Book announcement with Powerpoint, graphics | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

WikiProgress e-Brief for February 2015 announces a new data portal with information on 100 organisations and initiatives measuring well-being and progress. It also presents a list of recent reports. Newsletter

Economics Department Working Papers:
-1185. Raising the Economic Participation of Women in India – A New Growth Engine?

Forthcoming:
-All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Italy 2015: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia 2015: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: United Kingdom 2015: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

OECD Insurance Statistics 2014 STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014 Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015, Issue 2


OECD Insurance Statistics 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Database on OECD iLibrary

STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Database on OECD iLibrary

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015, Issue 2: Read and Share | Subscribe to periodical | Database on OECD iLibrary | Issue on OECD iLibrary

OECD annual inflation slows to 1.1% in December 2014 reflecting sharp fall in energy prices: Press release

Composite leading indicators point to tentative signs of a positive change in growth momentum in the euro area: Press release

OECD unemployment rate falls to 7.1% in December 2014: Press release

New standards for compiling national accounts: What’s the impact on GDP and other macro-economic indicators? OECD Statistics Brief

2014 saw most countries revising GDP estimates upwards: Explanation

Forthcoming
-National Accounts of OECD Countries, Financial Accounts 2014: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Reforming Education Governance thorugh Local Capacity-Building: A Case Study of the LVO Programme in Germany: Working paper

Student Behaviour and Use of Class Time in Brazil, Chile and Mexico:  Evidence from TALIS 2013: Working paper

Does Math Make You Anxious? PISA in Focus

Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Lives: A Strategic Approach to Education and Skills Policies for the United Arab Emirates: Report (PDF - 104 pages)

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-Skills for Social Progress: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in England, United Kingdom: Book listing
-ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence: Book listing
-ISCED 2011 Operational Manual: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Forthcoming
-All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen: Book listing
-Skills for Social Progress: Book listing
-Ageing and Employment Policies: Poland 2015: Book listing
-Employment and Skills in England, United Kingdom: Book listing
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Flanders, Belgium: Book listing

-Employment and Skills Strategies in Sweden: Book listing
-Fit Mind, Fit Job: From Evidence to Practice in Mental Health and Work: Book listing
-OECD Labour Force Statistice 2014: Book listing
-Investing in Youth: Tunisia: Book listing

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ENERGY

Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2015 Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy


Following the recent crash in oil prices, IEA sees a transformed market, with supply more responsive to prices than in the past – and demand less so in the Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2015: Press release | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol is named Agency’s next Executive Director: Press release

With OPEC and non-OPEC output already slowed, cut in cap-ex seen lowering 2015 non-OPEC supply growth outlook, according to February Oil Market Report: Press release | Report

Forthcoming:
-Energy Policies beyond IEA Countries: Indonesia 2015: Book listing

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ENVIRONMENT

Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy Material Resources, Productivity and Environment


Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Material Resources, Productivity and the Environment: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Benefits of International Co-authorship in Scientific Papers: The Case of Wind Energy Technology: Working paper

Public Interventions and Private Climate Finance Flows:  Empirical Evidence from Renewable Energy Financing: Working paper

Forthcoming:
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Spain 2015: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Poland 2015: Book listing
-National Climate Change Adaptation:Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation: Book listing
-Water Resources Allocation: Sharing Risks and Opportunities: Book listing

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HEALTH

Dementia Research and Care


Dementia Research and Care: Can Big Data Help? Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-Drinking Lives Away: Harmful Alcohol Abuse and the Economics of Public Health: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Key ICT Indicators: Webpage

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Guide for International Peer Reviews of Decommissioning Cost Studies for Nuclear Facilities


Guide for International Peer Reviews of Decommissioning Cost Studies for Nuclear Facilities: Read and Share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Review of Integral Experiments for Minor Actinide Management: Report (PDF - 142 pages)

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Follow OECD public governance activities on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OECDgov

Forthcoming:
-Achieving Public Sector Agility at Times of Fiscal Consolidation: Book listing
-OECD Integrity Review of Tunisia´s Audit System: Managing Risk in Public Institutions: ee | Book listing
-Public Governance Reviews: Estonia and Finland: Book listing

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014


STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Social Impact Investment: Building the Evidence Base: Announcement | Preliminary Version of Report (PDF - 136 pages)

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The co-operative model in Trentino, Italy - A case study: Report (PDF - 120 pages)

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TAXATION

First steps towards implementation of OECD/G20 efforts against tax avoidance by multinationals: Press release

Public comments received on discussion draft on Action 4 (Interest Deductions and Other Financial Payments) of the BEPS Action Plan: Comments

Public comments received on discussion draft on Actions 8, 9 and 10 : revisions to Chapter I of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines (Including risk, recharacterisation and special measures) of the BEPS Action Plan: Comments

Public comments received on discussion draft on the transfer pricing aspects of cross-border commodity transactions (BEPS Action 10): Comments

Public comments received on the discussion draft on the use of profit splits in the context of global value chains (BEPS Action 10): Comments

OECD Secretary-General Report to G20 Finance Ministers, Istanbul, Turkey, February 2015: Report (PDF - 33 pages)

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TRADE

The Impact of Services Trade Restrictiveness on Trade Flows: First estimates: Working paper

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates (CIRRs): CIRRs

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TRANSPORTATION

ITF holds annual Consultation Day with International Organisations: Announcement

Air freight volumes indicate a potential improvement of the near-term outlook: ITF Statistics Brief

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Forthcoming
-The Metropolitan Century: Book listing
-Governing the City: Book listing
-Governing the Metropolitan City of Venice: Book listing

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FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

A measure of recovery
How have the crisis and subsequent economic growth patterns affected the actual size of each country’s economy compared to 2007? OECD Observer article

Small businesses flourish, but not their revenue
Since 2009 the French government launched a new “auto-entrepreneurs’’ status to help small, often one-person, businesses below a certain earnings threshold to bypass many formalities of registration. However, according to the national statistics office, INSEE, most of these businesses have made little if any money at all. OECD Observer article

Don’t supply chains: responsible business conduct in agriculture
OECD is asking for comments on the draft FAO-OECD Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains. Government, business and civil society representatives, international organisations, and the general public are invited to send comments by email to coralie dot david squiggly sign oecd dot org by 20 February 2015. Read more

Why technology matters for advancing women’s financial inclusion
The gap between women and men in access to formal financial services is great. In developing economies, women are 20 percent less likely than men to have a bank account and 17 percent less likely to have borrowed from a formal institution in the past year. This disparity, particularly within the population at the bottom of the socio-economic pyramid, has knock-on effects: women’s inability to access finance also impedes them tapping into market opportunities, thus widening the gender gap. Read more

A big year for development
This will be “the mother of all years for summits on international development,” says Kevin Watkins, Executive Director of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He’s not wrong. Over the next 11 months, international delegates will gather first in Addis Ababa in July to discuss how poorer countries can fund their development. Then, in September, attention will shift to New York, where the United Nations will sign off on the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Finally, in December, Paris will take centre stage when it hosts the latest edition of the global climate change conference, COP21. Read more

If the tortoise can do it, anyone can: greening household behaviour
Please join me in an ode to the giant tortoise, recently confirmed to be back from near extinction on the Galapagos Espanola Island after conservation work that began forty years ago. The population currently stands at over 1000, a spectacular recovery considering that only 15 remained in the late 1960s, when they were summarily rounded up and placed into a breeding program. There are now enough adults and juveniles surviving and repopulating to be self-sustaining. Although one can never say ‘giant tortoise’ enough times, the island still requires some habitat restoration. The tortoises should be able to help that along, because in addition to being long-lived, they are also superb ecosystem engineers. Read more

Happiness at work
The Spinoza Factory, together with Campagne Première Productions, have organised the Happiness at work days(journées du Bonheur au travail), in Paris from February 12-14. This three-day conference will include round tables, debates, and interventions by business leaders, psychologists, researchers, trade unions and employees. Read more

IFF only they’d spent it on the poor
Over the past fifty years or so, Africa has received about a trillion dollars in Official Development Assistance (ODA) from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors. Over the same period, Africa gave around a trillion dollars, mainly to developed countries, and almost 100% to the financial sector in the form of illicit financial flows (IFF). Read more


Two cheers for Piketty: Or, why both he and the OECD and nearly everyone else are wrong on growth. Part 1
Piketty’s alleged-updating of Marx, Capital in the 21st century, is taking the intellectual world by storm. I’m delighted that such an improbable happening can occur in our rather-impoverished public sphere, and pleased to cheer him on. But sadly, I can’t give Piketty anything like a full-throated ‘three cheers’. Read more

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Economic Policy Reform 2015 Medium-Term Oil Market Report 2015
OECD Education Policy Outlook 2015 ITF Transport Outlook 2015
Measuring the Digital Economy OECD Communications Outlook 2013
Pensions at Outlook 2014 Pensions at a Glance 2013
Latin American Economic Outlook 2015 The OECD Foreign Bribery Report
OECD Economic Outlook 2014/2 OECD Economic POlicy Reforms 2015
OECD Employment Outlook 2014 International Migration Outlook 2014
World Energy Outlook 2014 STI Outlook 2014
Health at a Glance 2013 Society at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2014
Sovereign Borrowing Outlook 2014 Development Co-operation Report 2014
How Was Life? How's Life in Your Region?
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014 Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2013
Perspectives on Global Development 2014 Making Mental Health Count
African Economic Outlook 2014 The Cost of Air Pollution
OECD Factbook 2014 National Accounts at a Glance 2014
OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 Environment at a Glance 2013
PISA 2012 Results, V1: What Students Know and Can Do PISA 2012 Results, V2: Excellence through Equity
PISA 2012 Results, V3: Ready to Learn PISA 2012 Results, V4: What Makes a School Successful?
PISA 2012 Results, V5: Creative Problem Solving PISA 2012 Results, V6: Students and Money?
Regions at a Glance 2013 OECD Regional Outlook 2014
How's Life 2013 Society at a Glance 2014
OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013 Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2014
OECD Skills Outlook 2013 The Survey of Adult Skills:Reader's Companion
Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting
Trends Shaping Education 2013 Education Today 2013
Model Tax Convention: Full Version 2010 Government at a Glance 2013
Transfer Pricing Guidelines 2010 OECD Model Tax Convention Condensed Version 2010
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2013 Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2013
OECD Insights: From Aid to Development OECD Insights: Economic Globalisation
OECD Insights: From Crisis to Recovery OECD Insights: Fisheries: While Stocks last
OECD Insights: International Trade OECD Insights: International Migration
OECD Insights: Sustainable Development OECD Insights: Human Capital
 

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