If you cannot view this page please visit www.oecd.org/about/publishing/whatsnew.htm


 30 JULY 2015
header

THIS ISSUE'S TOPICS

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

Please note that all cover images now link to the Read and Share view of the full publication. From that view, you can click on "Buy" to purchase the book on the OECD Online Bookshop or "OECD iLibrary" to access premium features.

HIGHLIGHTS

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015 OECD Employment Outlook 2015 Government at a Glance 2015
OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015 Taxing Energy Use 2015 OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015


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

Jobs outlook improving slowly but millions risk being trapped at bottom of economic ladder Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

More effort needed on government integrity to help restore public trust: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD and FAO expect stronger agricultural production, lower prices over coming decade: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

go to top

OECD PUBLISHING NEWS

OECD Data on OECD.org: OECD Data

Follow OECD Publications on Twitter: https://twitter.com/OECD_Pubs

Follow OECD Publications on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OECDPublications

Follow OECD Publications on Linked In: OECD Publications on Linked In

Follow OECD Publications on Google+: https://plus.google.com/109389676313019816572

Download the OECD Info mobile app: http://mobileroadie.com/apps/oecdinfo

OECD Subscription Prices for 2015: Price list

New OECD Key Titles Catalogue, 2015: Catalogue

New OECD Subscription Catalogue, 2015: Catalogue

OECD iLibrary is now available at over 2000 institutions in more than 100 countries. See the list by country

New features of the OECD iLibrary will be demoed and new publications will be on exhibit at the following events in the coming months:

OECD 360 Magazine: A 360 degree review of various OECD countries in their languages, based on analyses and data from key OECD publications. Read the magazine

go to top

THE 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

go to top

NORDIC REGION

Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region


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

go to top

AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2015 Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations


OECD and FAO expect stronger agricultural production, lower prices over coming decade: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2015: Book listing
-Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Australia: Book listing
-Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in the Netherlands: Book listing

go to top

BUSINESS & MARKETS

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015 Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy


Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Public consultation on Core Principles of Private Pension Regulation: The OECD is making the draft Core Principles of Private Pension Regulation available for public comment until 20 October 2015 - Webpage

Mobilising investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure: More information

Forthcoming
-Social Impact Investment: Book listing

go to top

DEVELOPMENT

OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: New Zealand 2015 Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015 Multilateral Aid 2015


New Zealand in a good position to raise development aid ambitions: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Multilateral Aid 2015: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Financing for Development in Support of Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Services:
Working paper

Financing in Crisis?: Working paper

Forthcoming
-Development Co-operation Report 2015: Book listing

go to top

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015 OECD Economic Surveys: South Africa 2015
Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2015


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

An inclusive South Africa needs more investment and jobs: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

World must weigh the true cost of coal to be serious about climate - OECD’s Gurría: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Austria 2015: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Economics Department Working Papers:
-1238. Productivity Spillovers from the Global Frontier and Public Policy
-1239. Luxembourg - addressing new challenges in a major financial sector
-1244. Improving infrastructure in the United Kingdom
-1245. Enhancing the financing of the real economy and financial stability in the United Kingdom
-1246. Policies for inclusive and sustainable growth in Indonesia
-1247. Sustaining the economic expansion in New Zealand

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

go to top

ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 7 Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations


Main Economic Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 7: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Composite leading indicators continue to point to growth convergence in most major economies: Press Release

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 July 2015: Press Release

Contributions to GDP growth: first quarter 2015, Quarterly National Accounts, OECD: Press Release

OECD Unit Labour Costs up 0.5% in the first quarter of 2015: Press Release

Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2015: Press Release

Employment situation, first quarter 2015, OECD: Press Release

go to top

EDUCATION

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving A Skills beyond School Review of Costa Rica


Adults, Computers and Problem Solving: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

A Skills beyond School Review of Costa Rica: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Focus on vocational education and training (VET) programmes Working paper

Can the performance gap between immigrant and non-immigrant students be closed? Working paper

OECD Education Today: Blog

Forthcoming
- Starting Strong IV: Book listing

go to top

 

EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2015 Back to Work: Canada
OECD Employment Outlook 2015 Integrating Social Services for Vulnerable Groups


Discrimination and poor job prospects hit children of immigrants Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Canada could do more to help laid-off workers: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Jobs outlook improving slowly but millions risk being trapped at bottom of economic ladder: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Integrating Social Services for Vulnerable Groups: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Unit Labour Costs up 0.5% in the first quarter of 2015: Press Release

Harmonised Unemployment Rates (HURs), OECD - Updated: July 2015: Press Release

Employment situation, first quarter 2015, OECD: Press Release

Summer Newsletter on Health, Employment, Migration and Social Affairs: Featuring work on employment, migration, health and social policy over the last few months, as well as highlights from this summer's OECD Forum which addressed the theme "Investing in the future: people, planet, prosperity”. Newsletter

go to top

ENERGY

Taxing Energy Use 2015 Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy Oil Information 2015
Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2015 Issue 3 Energy Statistics of OECD Countries 2015 Energy Balances of OECD Countries 2015


Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

World must weigh the true cost of coal to be serious about climate - OECD’s Gurría: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity, Volume 2015 Issue 3: Book on OECD iLibrary

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

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

Technology Roadmap Wind Energy: Book on OECD iLibrary

Technology Roadmap Solar Thermal Electricity: Book on OECD iLibrary

Solar Photovoltaic Energy: Book on OECD iLibrary

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Book on OECD iLibrary

Energy Policy Review: Spain 2015: Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

go to top

ENVIRONMENT

Taxing Energy Use 2015 Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy Climate Change Risks and Adaptation
Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil Green skills and innovation for inclusive growth Towards Green Growth?


Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

World must weigh the true cost of coal to be serious about climate - OECD’s Gurría: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Climate Change Risks and Adaptation: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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

Green skills and innovation for inclusive growth: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Towards Green Growth?: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary | Webinar

Eurostat-OECD Compilation guide on land estimations: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

go to top

HEALTH

Mental Health Analysis Profiles (MhAPs): England: Working paper

Mental Health Analysis Profiles (MhAPs): Sweden : Working paper

Health Statistics - Updated: Webpage

OECD Health Update - Summer 2015: Newsletter

Forthcoming:
- Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systems: Book listing

go to top

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

go to top

NUCLEAR ENERGY

The Practice of Cost Estimation for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Annual Report 2014


The Practice of Cost Estimation for Decommissioning of Nuclear Facilities: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Generation IV International Forum (GIF) Annual Report 2014: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

go to top

PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT

Government at a Glance 2015 Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy Regulatory Policy in Lithuania


More effort needed on government integrity to help restore public trust: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

World must weigh the true cost of coal to be serious about climate - OECD’s Gurría: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Regulatory Policy in Lithuania: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

go to top

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015 Innovation, Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability in Brazil


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

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

Assessing government initiatives on public sector information: Working paper

Policy Lessons from Financing Innovative Firms: Working paper

The Use of Patent Statistics for International Comparisons and Analysis of Narrow Technological Fields: Working paper

Cross-country evidence on start-up dynamics: Working paper

Forthcoming
-OECD Digital Economy Outlook 2015: Book listing

go to top

SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015


Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Forthcoming
-Social Impact Investment: Book listing
-Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2015: Book listing

go to top

TAXATION

Taxing Energy Use 2015 Building Tax Culture, Compliance and Citizenship


Energy taxes misaligned with environmental impacts of energy use Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Building Tax Culture, Compliance and Citizenship: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Tax Inspectors Without Borders: OECD and UNDP to work with developing countries to make tax audits more effective: Press release

Forthcoming
-Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes - Albania, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Lithuania, Pakistan, Poland, Sint Maarten, Uganda: Book listings
-Tax Administration 2015: Book listing
-Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2015: Book listing
-Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital 2014 (Full Version): Book listing

go to top

 

TRADE

Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015 Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy


Aid for Trade at a Glance 2015: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

go to top

TRANSPORT

Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy


Aligning Policies for a Low-carbon Economy: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

News and upcoming events from the International Transport Forum: Newsletter

Forthcoming
-Road Safety Annual Report 2015: Book listing

go to top

URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY

Green skills and innovation for inclusive growth


Green skills and innovation for inclusive growth: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

follow us links
dotted rule

Feel free to forward this email to others who might be interested.

FROM THE OECD INSIGHTS BLOG and THE OECD OBSERVER

Triple- and quadruple-play bundles of communication services: Towards “all-in-one” packages?
Bundles of services or products are part of our daily lives: having a set menu in a restaurant (starter, main dish and dessert), opening a bank account with a set of financial services (credit cards, cheques, deposit), or buying a laptop with a number of pre-installed software applications. Communication services are not an exception. Read more

The Impact of Mega-Ships
Ever bigger container ships inspire awe and fascination, and are one of the hottest topics in maritime transport. They are also a headache for ports and terminals – mainly because of their vast size. Read more

Investing in infrastructure
William Topaz McGonagall is universally acknowledged as the worst poet who ever wrote in the English language, but that didn’t stop him having an intuitive grasp of the economics of infrastructure investment. Read more

The facts about Greece
Government at a Glance 2015, to be published on Monday, offers a dashboard of key indicators to help analyze international comparisons of public sector performance. Given the timing of the release, it seems appropriate to focus this powerful tool on Greece to gain a balanced understanding of Greece’s challenges—and strengths. Read more

Transforming policy, changing lives with statistics and knowledge
For over a decade now, the OECD has been spearheading work on well-being measurement and policy, in line with its mission of promoting "Better Policies for Better Lives". Many individuals and organisations around the world have also been part of a global call for better measures and policies for progress "beyond GDP". Read more

Aid for Trade: Helping to end poverty and realise sustainable development
One dollar in aid for trade generates eight dollars in extra trade for all developing countries and 20 dollars for low-income countries according to OECD calculations. These are impressive returns on investment. Read more

Green and growing, or ripe and rotting?
In a recent lecture on climate change, the OECD Secretary-General stated that “Tomorrow’s societies engineered around yesterday’s solutions won’t get us there.” The OECD’s work on green growth is just one example of where the Organisation is working towards the development of solutions for today. Read more

Breaking down the silo: connecting education to world trends
Did you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the obesity epidemic sweeping across all OECD countries? Or what the impact of increasing urbanisation might be on our schools, families, and communities? Read more

It's a matter of trust
The world is rapidly becoming a different place, with globalisation and modernisation imposing huge challenges to individuals and societies. Schools need to prepare students to live and work in a world in which most people will need to collaborate with people of diverse cultural origins, and appreciate different ideas, perspectives and values; OECD Observer article

Climate: What’s changed, what hasn’t and what we can do about it
In my first climate change lecture, nearly two years ago, my key message was that meeting the challenge of climate change required us to achieve zero net greenhouse emissions globally by the end of this century. OECD Observer article

Shifting landscape in African development finance
The financial landscape has changed considerably in Africa since 2000. Private external flows in the form of investment and remittances now drive growth in external finance, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015. Foreign investments are expected to reach US$73.5 billion in 2015, underpinned by increasing greenfield investment from China, India and South Africa. OECD Observer article

 

dot rule
CURRENT BESTSELLERS
Click on the image to view and order.

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
 

OTHER KEY RESOURCES FROM THE OECD: Statistics

This e-mail alert is sent following your request to receive this newsletter from OECDdirect. To register, candel or change your interests simply update your profile via the My OECD link at the bottom of the OECD Homepage at http://www.oecd.org.

Please feel free to forward this message to your colleagues.

Your Privacy - Our Promise: It’s simple, we won’t share your name and address with anyone.

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development • 2 rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France
facebook flickr twitter youtube