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Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: change, consensus, new, finland
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 2003-08
ISBN-10: 9264102671
ISBN-13: 9789264102675

Finland's reform efforts over the last 20 years have strengthened competition in many parts of the economy and fostered above-average growth. A key feature of reform has been the deregulation of important sectors of the economy, reversing a legacy of state control.However, the challenges posed by high unemployment and a rapidly aging population underline the need to spread reforms across all parts of Finnish society. Finland also needs to improve efficiency in its large public sector.The economy has also changed significantly, to complement the country's traditional strength in industrial good

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: outlook, technology, information, oecd
Number of Pages: 350
Published: 2009-02-03
ISBN-10: 9264055533
ISBN-13: 9789264055537

Information technology (IT) and broadband are major drivers of research, innovation, economic growth and social change. The 2008 edition of the OECD Information Technology Outlook analyses recent developments in the IT goods and services industries, and suggests that the outlook is for continued long-term growth, constrained by the currently very uncertain macroeconomic environment in OECD countries but with somewhat higher growth possible elsewhere. The industry is organised internationally. Cross-border investment, trade, and mergers and acquisitions remain high, and ICTs drive globalisation

Author: DAC Task Force on Donor Practices
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: capacity, approaches, wide, development, public, management, financial, sector, support, practices, donor, effective, aid, budget, delivery, harmonising
Number of Pages: 87
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 9264035834
ISBN-13: 9789264035836

The international community is committed to helping partner countries meet the Millennium Development Goal of halving global poverty by 2015. Effective use of scarce official development assistance is one important contribution to this end. This is why the development community, under the auspices of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is dedicated to implementing improvements in aid practices that deliver more effective and harmonised support to the efforts of partner countries. The good practices presented here have been designed to respond to this concern. They represent a set

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: spain, plan, avanza, case, ict, digital, policies, governance
Number of Pages: 222
Published: 2010
ISBN-10: 9264031103
ISBN-13: 9789264031104

Plan Avanza, Spain's national Information Society strategy, has created a strong momentum for furthering information society (IS) policy in Spain, mobilising close to EUR 9 billion over four years from national, sub-national and non- governmental stakeholders. But what have these important investments contributed to wider societal goals such as public sector modernisation and increasing citizens' trust in government; creating job opportunities and preparing a future work force for a competitive, globalised economy; supporting economic reform; improving citizens' welfare and promoting equity? T

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: innovation, leadership, maintaining, canada
Number of Pages: 133
Published: 2002-09
ISBN-10: 926419908X
ISBN-13: 9789264199088

Canada, one of the OECD’s strongest economies, has a mature, effective and innovative system of regulatory governance closely linked to the government’s public policy goals. Canadians attach growing priority to health, safety and the environment, and seek a balance among economic, competitiveness and social goals. This is a demanding agenda: in international trade – a major driver of the economy – Canada needs to maintain a careful balance between bilateral and multilateral liberalisation efforts. Further work is needed to improve the effectiveness of the single internal market. Compet

Author: Noureddine Berrah
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: window, opportunity, closing, china, energy, sustainable
Number of Pages: 331
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0821367536
ISBN-13: 9780821367537

China's remarkable economic growth has been supported by a generally adequate and relatively low-cost supply of energy, creating the world's largest coal industry, its second-largest oil market, and an electic power business that is adding capacity at an unprecedented rate. However, in fueling that impressive economic growth, the energy sector has increasingly stressed the natural environment, placed heavy demands on domestic energy sources, and exposed the country to risks of dependence on foreign petroleum supplies. If energy requirements continue to double every decade, China will not be ab

Author: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Develop
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: reforms, iraq, governance, policy, investment, supporting
Number of Pages: 248
Published: 2010-06-28
ISBN-10: 9264077243
ISBN-13: 9789264077249

Iraqi parliamentary elections, held without major security incidents in March 2010, are the latest in a series of indicators suggesting that the country may be achieving greater stability in governance and security - a key prerequisite for foreign and domestic investment, growth and job creation. Furthermore, the business environment is gradually improving as a result of an ongoing institutional capacity building process supported by the international community. The MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development is part of this effort, playing a key role in building the capa
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