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The OECD Observer, OECD's quarterly magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of crucial world economic and social issues. Through the pages of the Observer OECD’s experts offer insights on the questions facing the Organisation’s member governments and provide an excellent opportunity for readers to stay ahead of policy debates.

Each edition of the Observer reports on a core theme of the OECD’s on-going work, and every article are bolstered by key tables and graphs. Each issue contains a regular databank of economic and social data and a subscription to the print edition of the OECD’s Observer also includes the annual OECD Yearbook as well as online access to all OECD Observer issues from its inception in 1962 onwards.

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This 36th issue of the OECD Observer features articles on develoment aid, ocean freight rates, and public employment services.

Table of Contents

-The role of public employment services in an active manpower policy 3
-Ocean freight rates' share in total transport costs 6
-Slowdown in the growth of European tourism 10
-Development assistance: Changing needs and problems 13
--A global strategy for development by Edwin M. Martin, Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee 14
--How much progress are the developing countries making? 16
--New patterns in the aid relationship 20
--Statistics: The facts about resource flows to developing countries 22
-- New approaches to private investment: New trends in the role of private foreign investment for development 27
--A "Green Revolution" in the developing countries? 30
--The significance of educational progress 33
-Regional economic development in the United States 37
-A new programme for co-operation in road research 40
-Prospects for the production and marketing of fruit and vegetables 42
-New OECD publications 42

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