OECD Observer

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This issue no. 237 of OECD's bi-monthly magazine, the OECD Observer features articles on trade, growth, development and science and technology.
 

Table of Contents

LETTERS 2
-Real economy
-China’s appellation contrôlée
EDITORIAL 3
-Multilateralism: Is there a choice? by Donald J. Johnston
LEADER 4
-Sharing growth and development by Helen Clark
NEWS BRIEF 6
-Diploma of excellence
-Corporate governance in Asia
-Russian progress on reform
-Private investment in Africa
-Economic indicator points down
-Unemployment slightly up
ECONOMY 9
-Economic growth: A question of structure by Jean-Philippe Cotis
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Germany: The case for reform by Eckhard Wurzel
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Digital economy: Going for growth by Dirk Pilat
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Unhappy holidays: Interview with Peter Keller
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Local heroes: Enterprise for local economies by Alistair Nolan
TRADE & DEVELOPMENT 24
-Mapping the bumpy road to Cancún by Jean-Marie Metzger
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Trade, debt and development: Does reform pay off? by Peter Walkenhorst
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Good health: A cornerstone of development by Jean Lennock and Dag Ehrenpreis
PODIUM 31
-The economic path ahead: A worker’s view by Kenneth V. Georgetti
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Civil society at a time of global uncertainty by Kumi Naidoo
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Tenets of global growth and prosperity by Phil Swan
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 36
-Scaling up nanotechnology by Emmanuel Hassan and Jerry Sheehan
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From risk to reality: Asteroids and other near-Earth objects by Clark R. Chapman
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Global Science Forum
OECD.ORG 42
-Labour ministerial preview
-Net gains for fisheries
-Fighting infectious disease
-Biotech farming for development
-Ambassadorial appointments
-Calendar
BOOKS 45
-Future risks. Review of Emerging Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action
-Campus innovation. Review of Turning Science into Business: Patenting and Licensing at Public Research Organisations
-Smart energy. Review of Cool Appliances: Policy Strategies for Energy-Efficient Homes
- Africa’s economy Review of African Economic Outlook
-Getting better, and affording it. Review of A Disease-based Comparison of Health Systems: What is best and at what cost?
-New publications
-Order form
DATABANK 51
-Damned lies and statistics: Helping numbers make sense by Enrico Giovannini
-Delivering increased aid (Offical Development Assistance as a % of Gross National Income)
-Italian mothers (Employment rate of mothers)
-China ahead in FDI (FDI in China and the US)
-Telecoms future (Telecoms growth)
-Indicators

 
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