OECD Observer

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0029-7054 (print)
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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.

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This issue no. 242 of OECD's bi-monthly magazine, the OECD Observer includes a series of articles on education and another series on the environment including climage change. It also has articles on space,spam, and more.
 

Table of Contents

LETTERS 2
-Broad views
-Walkers unite
EDITORIAL 3
-Leading the way by Donald J. Johnston
NEWS BRIEF 4
-Recovery more certain
-Nauru off tax haven list
-Pollution poll
-OECD corporate principles
-Jobless rate lower
-FATF: Ukraine, Egypt make progress
SOCIETY: EDUCATION 7
-Building the knowledge society by Noel Dempsey
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Quality education: Is the sky the limit? by Barry McGaw
-Teaching: Restoring its class by Phillip McKenzie 
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Bowling together by Robert D. Putnam (Article on Social Capital) 
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Brain waves: Neurological functions and education
-The global school by Anna Söderberg
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Business Partners for smarter education by Thomas R. Vant
-Dr Chairman: Peter Sutherland
-A test too far: Raising student achievement by Roland Schneider
ECONOMY 22
"Study now, pay later": UK's introduction of student fees by Jens Lundsgaard and Dave Turner
RESOURCES: ENVIRONMENT 25
-No room for complacency on the environment by Martin Cullen
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The OECD Environmental Strategy Are we on track? by Lorents Lorentsen
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BioAdversity
-Climate change: The challenge continues by Joke Waller-Hunter
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Sustained action (sustainable development) by Børge Brende
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Poorer shade of green (Environmental aid)
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 34
-Space tourism: Is it safe? by David B. Sawaya
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Space watch
OECD.ORG 37
-Squashing spam
-Latvia investment pact
-South Africa chemical MAD
-New UK ambassador
-Health forum shapes up
-Smart water
-Energy book award
-Frankie.org
-Calendar
BOOKS 40
-School buses save lives (Review of Keeping Children Safe in Traffic)
-Dirty money (Review of The Financial War on Terrorism)
-Preparing for disaster (Review of Lessons Learned from Large-Scale Disasters)
-The state of Africa (Review of Privatisation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Where Do We Stand?)
-Rubbish (Review of Addressing the Economics of Waste)
-New publications
-Order form
DATABANK 45
-More aid, more effort (Aid as a % of GNI)
-On the move (Foreign health workers as a % of foreign employment)
-Computer lesson (Computer use in upper secondary schools)
-Steel output higher
-Indicators

 

 
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