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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 issue no. 254 of OECD's bimonthly magazine, the OECD Observer, focuses on water. It also has articles on Europe's universities, Ireland's boom, development and gender discrimination, Latin America's public finances, the digital future, health technology, trust, and Alan Greenspan.

Table of Contents

-A Better Place by Donald J. Johnston
News Brief
-Recovery on Track
-Energy Fuels Inflation
-Leading Indicators Point Up...
-...But Joblessness Down
-Hungary Awards Mr. Johston
-Smart Aid
-Value Added Clarity
-Plus ca change...
Europe's University Challenge by Andreas Schleicher
Booming On: Ireland's Economic Boom Is Into Its Second Decade. Can It Last?
Spotlight on Water
-Securing Tomorrow's Water by Kiyo Akasaka
-Water and Farms: Towards Sustainable Use by Kevin Parris and Wilfrid Legg
-Safe Water: A Quality Conumdrum by Peter Borkey and Brendan Gillespie
-Aid Flow: Aid for Water Supply and Sanitation by Julia Benn
-H2 Eau
-Salt of the Earth
-Don't Forget the Coastal Waters by Martha Crawford Heitzmann
-Water Business by Gerard Payen
-Assessing the Risks by Barrie Stevens
-Winning the Battle: Development and Gender Discrimination by Johannes Jutting and Christian Morrisson
-Latin America's Public Finances by Luiz de Mello
Science and Technology
-Mapping the Digital Future by Michael Geist
-Healthy Technology
Shared Goals: Ministerial Meeting of the OECD Environment Policy Committee and the Development Assistance Committee
Investing in the Middle East
Trusting Governments
-Finance Business: Better Financing for Entrepreneurship and SMEs
-New Chief Development Economist: Javier Santiso
-Man of Interest: Alan Greenspan
-Calendar of Forthcoming Events
-Why Growth Counts: Economic Policy Reform: Going for Growth 2006
-Live Longer, Work Longer
-Agua, por favor! OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Mexico
-New OECD Publications
-Pension Funds
-Games World
-Virtual Solution: Distribution of Water Embedded in Food Products
-Raising Potential: Mexico

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