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HIGHLIGHTS

Education Policy Outlook 2015 ITF Transport Outlook 2015


Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen: Press release | Book announcement with Powerpoint and graphics | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

International freight transport to quadruple by 2050, says ITF Transport Outlook 2015: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Education Policy Outlook 2015


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OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

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Over 200 Commonwealth backlist titles have been added to The Commonwealth iLibrary, bringing the total number of books available to 355. One more group of backlist titles will be added soon. See them at www.thecommonwealth-iLibrary.org

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THE COMMONWEALTH

Over 200 Commonweatlh backlist titles have been added to The Commonwealth iLibrary, bringing the total number of books available to 355. One more group of backlist titles will be added soon. See them at www.thecommonwealth-iLibrary.org

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

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

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BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Institutional Investors Statistics 2014: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

News from the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, January 2015 includes articles on lack of investment in the global economy and stagnation hypotheses, policy options for investing in infrastructure, guidance on responsible supply chains in agriculture, investment treaties over time, fighting bid rigging in the elecrtricity sector in Mexico and public comments on the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance. Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy: Book listing
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2014: Book listing
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Book listing

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DEVELOPMENT

Austria should set timeframe for 0.7% development aid target, says OECD Development Co-operation Peer Review: Austria 2015: Print edition now available. Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

UK should keep foreign aid at commendable 0.7% level, says OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: United Kingdom 2014: Print edition now available. Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Latin American Economic Outlook 2015. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Annual Report on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2014: Responsible Business Conduct by Sector. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Building on rural sector is key for economic modernisation in Myanmar, says Multi-Dimensional Review of Myanmar, Volume 2: In-Depth Analysis and Recommendations: Print edition now available. Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Sahel and West African Club Newsletter, January 2015 includes articles on high-level regional consultation on cross-border transhumance and An Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: Newsletter

OECD Development Centre Newsletter, January 2015 includes articles on the Latin American Economic Outlook 2015, Social Institutions and Gender Index, and more: Newsletter

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

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Economic Surveys: Colombia 2015 OECD Economic Surveys: Estonia 2015


Colombia needs a comprehensive tax reform to boost investment and diversify the economy, says OECD Economic Surveys: Colombia 2015: Press release | Book announcement with graphics | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Reforms needed to boost productivity and accelerate convergence in Estonia, says OECD Economic Surveys: Estonia 2015: Press release | Book announcement with Powerpoint, graphics | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Outlook, Volume 2014, Issue 2. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD bolsters relationship with Kazakhstan – Signs Kazakhstan Country Programme Agreement: Press release

Forthcoming:
-All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Belgium: 2015: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Latvia 2015: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: United Kingdom 2015: Book listing
-Economic Policy Reforms 2015: Going for Growth: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

See the new Data Portal on OECD.org! It provides improved discoverability of most frequently requested data points and the indicators. What’s really significant is the ease with which users can adapt the indicators and then share and embed them in emails, websites and blogs. It also interacts with statistics available on the OECD iLibrary. OECD Data Portal

Eurostat-OECD Methodological Guide for Developing Producer Price Indices for Services, Second Edition: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014: Book listing
-OECD Insurance Statistics 2014: Book listing
-National Accounts of OECD Countries, Financial Accounts 2014: Book listing

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EDUCATION

Education Policy Outlook 2015 A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt


Success of education reforms threatened by lack of oversight, says Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen: Press release | Book announcement with Powerpoint | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Skills beyond School Review of Egypt: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Skills beyond School Review of Kazakhstan.Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

How has Student Performance Evolved Over Time? PISA in Focus

Are young people attaining higher levels of education than their parents? Education Indicators in Focus

OECD Education Today Blog: Blog

Forthcoming
-Skills for Social Progress: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Back to Work: Japan


Back to Work: Japan: Improving the Re-employment Prospects of Displaced Workers: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Building Human Capital through Labor Migration in Asia: Report (PDF - 81 pages)

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
-Employment and Skills Strategies in Flanders, Belgium: Book listing

-Employment and Skills Strategies in Sweden: Book listing

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ENERGY

Energy Prices and Taxes 2014/4


Energy Prices and Taxes, Volume 2014 Issue 4: Fourth Quarter 2014: Issue on OECD iLibrary

A detailed look at ways to decarbonise the energy sector: Energy, Climate Change and Environment: Print edition now available. Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy, 2015 Update: Report (PDF - 64 pages)

Forthcoming:
-Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure: Expanding Access to Clean Energy for Green Growth and Development: Book listing

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

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ENVIRONMENT

OECD Review of Risk Management Policies: Sein Basin, Ile de France 2014


Biosafety and the Environmental Uses of Micro-Organisms: Conference Proceedings: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming:
-Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Spain 2015: Book listing
-OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Poland 2015: Book listing
-Material Resources, Productivity and the Environment: Book listing

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HEALTH

OECD Review of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014


Still too much variation in health care quality across Italian regions, says OECD Review of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014: Print edition now available. Press release | 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
-Dementia Research and Care: Can Big Data Help? Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

The Proliferation of "Big Data" and Implications for Official Statistics and Statistical Agencies: A Preliminary Analysis: Working paper

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear Energy Data 2014: PDF (99 pages) Book to be posted on OECD iLibrary soon.

State of the Art Report on Innovative Fuels for Advanced Nuclear Systems: PDF (198 pages) Book to be posted on the OECD iLibrary soon.

NEA News, No. 32.1 / 32.2 includes article on the future of medical radioisotope supply, radiation and thyroid cancer, compensation for the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, the safety case for deep geological disposal of radioactive waste, environment and health impacts uranium mining and more: Issue

Technology Roadmap: Nuclear Energy, 2015 Update: Report (PDF - 64 pages)

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

OECD Public Governance Reviews: Hungary: Towards a Strategic State Approach: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Risk Management Policies: Seine Basin, Île-de-France, 2014: Resilience to Major Floods: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Kazakhstan: Review of the Central Administration: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Policy Making Review Kosovo: SIGMA Paper

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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

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Review of Risk Management Policies: Sein Basin, Ile de France 2014


Biosafety and the Environmental Uses of Micro-Organisms: Conference Proceedings: Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Research and Development Expenditure in Industry 2014: ANBERD: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: France 2014: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Measuring Design and Its Role in Innovation: Working paper

Excess Capacity in the Steel Industry: The Current Situation and the Way Forward: Report (PDF - 4 pages)

Peer Review of the Korean Shipbuilding Industry and Related Government Policies: Report (PDF - 64 pages)

Forthcoming:
-STAN: OECD Structural Analysis Statistics 2014: Book listing

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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TAXATION

Public comments received on discussion draft on Action 10 (Low value-adding services) of the BEPS Action Plan: Announcement with link to comments

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TRADE

Services Trade Restrictiveness Index (STRI): Scoring and Weighting Methodology: Working paper

Latest Commercial Interest Reference Rates (CIRRs): CIRRs

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TRANSPORTATION

ITF Transport Outlook 2015


International freight transport to quadruple by 2050, says ITF Transport Outlook 2015: Press release | Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Valuing Convenience in Public Transport: Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

The Economics of Investment in High-Speed Rail: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Major Transport Infrastructure Projects and Economic Development: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

ITF Researchers Win Award for New Modelling Tool: Annoucement | Paper

ITF Newsletter, January 2014: Newsletter

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Urban Policy Reviews: Mexico 2015: Transforming Urban Policy and Housing Finance: Print edition now available. Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Territorial Reviews: Colombia 2014. Print edition now available. Read and Share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

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Building the conditions for a safer world
The terrorist murders of 17 people in Paris on 7-9 January were not only a human tragedy, but also an attack on the values of living together in the free, law-abiding and pluralistic societies we hold dear: OECD Observer article

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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
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PISA 2012 Results, V1: What Students Know and Can Do PISA 2012 Results, V2: Excellence through Equity
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Regions at a Glance 2013 OECD Regional Outlook 2014
How's Life 2013 Society at a Glance 2014
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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
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