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Investing in Youth: Lithuania Economic Policy Reforms 2016 OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Spain 2016

Lithuania should step up efforts to boost youth employment: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Spain needs to fulfil its commitment to reverse decline in development aid: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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AGRICULTURE/FOOD/FISHERIES
OECD Review of Fisheries: Country Statistics 2015 Alternative Futures for Global Food and Agriculture Farm Management Practices to Foster Green Growth

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Alternative Futures for Global Food and Agriculture: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Farm Management Practices to Foster Green Growth: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

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BUSINESS & MARKETS
OECD Journal on Budgeting, Volume 2015 Issue 1 OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

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OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Exchange rates, interest rates and other monthly monetary and financial statistics: Webpage

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DEVELOPMENT
OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Spain 2016 Multi-dimensional Review of Uruguay Competitiveness in South East Europe

Spain needs to fulfil its commitment to reverse decline in development aid: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Multi-dimensional Review of Uruguay: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Competitiveness in South East Europe: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Public-Private Partnerships for Statistics: Lessons Learned, Future Steps: Working paper

Does gender discrimination in social institutions matter for long-term growth?: Working paper

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-Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016: Book listing

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS
Economic Policy Reforms 2016 OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2016

Global economy urgently needs a stronger and more coherent policy response to promote robust and inclusive growth: Press release | Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD Economic Surveys: Netherlands 2016: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Economics Department Working Papers:
-1278. Public spending efficiency in the OECD: benchmarking health care, education and general administration
-1279. Policies to tame the housing cycle in Switzerland
-1280. Raising public spending efficiency in Switzerland
-1281. Monetary Policy and Inequality

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-OECD Economic Surveys: Greece 2016: Book listing
-OECD Economic Surveys: Lithuania 2016: Book listing

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ECONOMIC STATISTICS

Economic Theory and Practical Lessons for Measuring Equality of Opportunities: OECD Statistics Working Paper

Where is inclusive growth happening? Mapping multi-dimensional living standards in OECD regions: OECD Statistics Working Paper

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 2 March 2016: Press release

International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2015: Press release

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EDUCATION
Investing in Youth: Lithuania

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

Long-term wellbeing of European societies is at stake: Education and Skills Today Blog

We can do better on education reform : Education and Skills Today Blog

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-OECD Reviews of School Resources: Estonia 2016: Book listing

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EMPLOYMENT & SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Investing in Youth: Lithuania 2015 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Gender Equality in Public Life

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

OECD countries confirm their drive to improve gender equality in public leadership: Press release | Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

Housing policy in Chile: Working Paper

Policies to promote access to good-quality affordable housing in OECD countries: Working Paper

Parental leave: Where are the fathers?: Policy Brief

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-OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Latvia 2016: Book listing

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ENERGY
Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Canada 2015

Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Canada 2015: Book on OECD iLibrary

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ENVIRONMENT

Exploring the relationship between environmentally related taxes and inequality in income sources: Working paper

Understanding and Managing the Unequal Consequences of Environment Pressures and Policies: OECD Insights Blog

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-Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion Goal: Book listing

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HEALTH
OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: United Kingdom 2016

OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: United Kingdom 2016: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Mental Health Systems in OECD Countries: Webpage

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-Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries: Book listing

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

Development of High-speed Networks and the Role of Municipal Networks: Working Paper

Key ICT Indicators: Webpage

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NUCLEAR ENERGY

Nuclear Energy: Combating Climate Change: Video

NEA Monthly News Bulletin: March 2015

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PUBLIC GOVERNANCE & MANAGEMENT
Water Governance in Cities

Water Governance in Cities: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Promoting inclusive growth through better regulation: Working Paper

Corporate governance of state-owned enterprises: Webpage

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INDUSTRY

Main Science and Technology Indicators, Volume 2015 Issue 2: Read and share | Book on OECD iLibrary

OECD International survey of scientific authors: Webpage

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SMEs & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends, Volume 2015 Issue 1

OECD Journal: Financial Market Trends, Volume 2015 Issue 1: Book on OECD iLibrary

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-Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs 2016: Book listing

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TAXATION

Exploring the relationship between environmentally related taxes and inequality in income sources: Working paper

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TRADE

International trade statistics: trends in fourth quarter 2015: Press release

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TRANSPORT

International Transport Forum Newsletter: February 2016

Transport Policy Matters: Blog

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URBAN, RURAL AND REGIONAL POLICY
OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016

OECD Tourism Trends and Policies 2016: Read and share | Book on Online Bookshop | Book on OECD iLibrary

Building subjective well-being indicators at the subnational level: Working paper

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-OECD Territorial Reviews: Japan 2016: Book listing

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Oil price collapse: is it different this time?

With oil prices unexpectedly dropping to $30 and their lowest level in dollar terms since 2003, many people are asking what the impact will be on the global economy and on energy markets. It used to be conventional wisdom that a falling oil price puts more money in the pockets of consumers and industry, thus boosting spending and global economic growth. Whereas experts normally differ on the size of this positive economic impact, there seems to be more hesitation about whether even to expect any positive impact for the most recent oil price drop. Read more

The rise of the robots – friend or foe for developing countries?

PIn January, the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland saw members of the global elite extolling the virtues of the so-called "4th industrial revolution". The catch-all term, also known as "Industry 4.0," ties together a wide range of cutting-edge digital technologies – such as 3-D printing, machine intelligence, the internet of things, cloud computing, and big data – into a vision of a future world of work. In this brave new world, smart factories will operate by automation with machines exchanging data seamlessly. The consequences for the work force in both developing and developed countries will be huge. Read more

Safe and secure, from London to Lahore and everywhere in between!

March 8th – International Women’s Day – gives us a good reason to reflect on progress on the variety of women’s issues that are hindering equality. Being safe and secure is a basic human value, yet personal security is still a major issue everywhere. In a woman’s world there are also more subtle links between personal security, public space and transport that I have been looking into more closely having just finished a review of published literature on this subject, to be published soon on the website of the FIA Foundation. Read more

International Women's Day: What fathers can do for gender equality

Prince William did it, Justin Timberlake did it, and so did David Cameron and Mark Zuckerberg. All four took paternity leave to spend time with babies George, Charlotte, Silas, Florence and Max. These trailblazers are great role models in combining family and work – at least when a new baby arrives – but men around the world are still too slow in following their example. And this despite the fact that more than half of OECD countries grant fathers paid paternity leave when a child is born; and paid parental leave, i.e. a longer period of job-protected leave open to both parents, is also available in more and more countries. Read more

Why a push for gender equality makes sound economic sense

This year’s OECD Forum coincides with the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, which was an important milestone to promote gender equality worldwide. Much has been achieved since 1995, but unfortunately, a lot remains to be done to close the gender gap and increase women’s participation in our economies and societies. OECD Observer article

Pay gap

Unequal pay between men and women continues to pose problems, despite decades of legislation by governments to address it, like the Equal Pay Act in the United States and the French labour code on wage equality introduced about half a century ago. In fact, not only are women still paid considerably less than men throughout the world, but UN predictions suggest the gap will persist for 70 years to come. OECD Observer article

Forging a gender-balanced economy

"I am only a woman!" declares Sybylla Melvyn with deliberate irony, in the Australian classic novel, My Brilliant Career. When Miles Franklin wrote the novel in 1901, aged just 19, she was embarking on her own career path, and though successful, like Sybylla, she encountered many social, economic and cultural hurdles along the way. OECD Observer article

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