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OECD Publishing News Energy Science & Technology
Agriculture/Food/Fisheries Environment SMEs & Entrepreneurship
Business and Markets Health Taxation
Development Info/Comm Technology Trade
Economic Developments Nuclear Energy Transport
Economic Statistics Public Governance & Management Urban, Rural & Regional Policy
Employment The Commonwealth Nordic Region

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Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2015 Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

The Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency: Press release | Books on Online Bookshop | Books on OECD iLibrary

Increasing tax revenues is crucial to development in emerging Asian economies: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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COMMONWEALTH
Assessment of Debt Restructuring Operations in Commonwealth Small States

Assessment of Debt Restructuring Operations in Commonwealth Small States: Read and share | Book on Commonwealth Bookshop | Book on Commonwealth iLibrary

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NORDIC REGION
Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region

Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region: Read and share | Book on Norden iLibrary

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES
Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Public Goods and Externalities: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Fresh Figs: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Voluntary environmental and organic standards in agriculture: Working Paper

Forthcoming
-Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the Netherlands: Book listing

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BUSINESS & MARKETS
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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-Policy Framework for Investment, 2015 Edition: Book listing
-Social Impact Investment: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Climate Change: OECD DAC External Development Finance Statistics: Webpage

Development indicators: OECD Data

Forthcoming
-Development Co-operation Report 2015: Book listing
-OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Belgium 2015: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Economics Department Working Papers:
-1248. Fiscal constitutions: an empirical assessment
-1249. Economic resilience: a new set of vulnerability indicators for OECD countries
-1250. Economic resilience: the usefulness of early warning indicators in OECD countries
-1251. Economic resilience: what role for policies?
-1252. Russia: progress in structural reform and framework conditions 2011-13
-1253. Non-standard contracts, flexibility and employment adjustment: empirical evidence from Russian establishment data
-1254. Improving public sector efficiency for more inclusive growth in Latvia
-1255. Policy areas for increasing productivity in Latvia

Forthcoming
-OECD Economic Surveys: Iceland 2015: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS
National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2014 Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 8 Quarterly National Accounts, Volume 2015 Issue 1

National Accounts of OECD Countries, General Government Accounts 2014: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 8: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

GDP Growth - Second Quarter 2015, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD: Press release | Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 4 August 2015: Press release

Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, August 2015: Press release

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-National Accounts of OECD Countries, Volume 2015 Issue 2: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Adults with low literacy and numeracy skills: Working Paper

What are the advantages today of having an upper secondary qualification?: Working Paper

Is spending more hours in class better for learning?: Working Paper

Forthcoming
-Starting Strong IV: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015 Investing in Youth: Latvia

Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Investing in Youth: Latvia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The effects of vocational education on adult skills and wages: Working Paper

Working and learning: A diversity of patterns: Working Paper

Forthcoming
-International Migration Outlook 2015: Book listing

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ENERGY
Electricity Information 2015 Natural Gas Information 2015 Coal Information 2015

Electricity Information 2015: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Natural Gas Information 2015: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Coal Information 2015: Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Statistics of Non-OECD Countries 2015: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Balances of non-OECD Countries 2015: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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ENVIRONMENT
Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Biodiversity Policy Response Indicators: Working Paper

OECD work on water: Brochure

Climate Change: OECD DAC External Development Finance Statistics

Economics and Policies for Biodiversity: OECD's Response

Forthcoming
-Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the Netherlands: Book listing
-Environment at a Glance 2015: Book listing

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HEALTH
OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Japan 2015

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Japan 2015: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Health Graph of the Month: August

Forthcoming
-Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems: Book listing
-Mental Health and Work: Austria: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015

Countries should address disruptive effects of the digital economy: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Information and communications technology on the OECD Data Portal: OECD Data

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NUCLEAR ENERGY
Introduction of Thorium in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Nuclear New Build: Insights into Financing and Project Management

Introduction of Thorium in the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Nuclear New Build: Insights into Financing and Project Management: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT
Lithuania: Fostering Open and Inclusive Policy Making The Innovation Imperative in the Public Sector Open Government in Morocco

Lithuania: Fostering Open and Inclusive Policy Making: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Innovation Imperative in the Public Sector: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Open Government in Morocco: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Reaching Maturity in Government Use of Social Media: Blog post

Forthcoming
-Water Resources Governance in Brazil: Book listing
-State-Owned Enterprise Governance: Book listing

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY
Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 1

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 1: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

The structure of steel exports: Working Paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015

Business start-up rates continue to recover but remain relatively weak in Euro area: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION
Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2015 Tax Administration 2015

The Global Forum releases new compliance ratings on tax transparency: Press release | Books on Online Bookshop | Books on OECD iLibrary

Increasing tax revenues is crucial to development in emerging Asian economies: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Tax Administration 2015: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Taxation of SMEs in OECD and G20 Countries: Book listing
-Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital 2014 (Full Version): Book listing

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TRADE
OECD Quarterly International Trade Statistics, Volume 2014 Issue 3

OECD Quarterly International Trade Statistics, Volume 2014 Issue 3: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI): Logistics Services: Working paper

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TRANSPORT

Transport Policy Matters: Blog

Forthcoming
-Road Safety Annual Report 2015: Book listing

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY
Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailand

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Canada: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Green Growth in Bangkok, Thailand: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD work on Regional Development: Webpage

OECD work on Rural Development: Webpage

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