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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. 261 of OECD's bimonthly magazine, the OECD Observer reports on the annual meetings of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level and the annual OECD Forum, which focused on Innovation, Growth and Equity. It also has articles on the minimum wage, structural reform, flatter taxes, current accounts, pensions, corporate taxes, human capital, attracting and retaining teachers, development aid, environmental satellites, and more.

Table of Contents

-Innovation, Growth, and Equity by Pedro Solbes, Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Chair of the 2007 OECD Ministerial Council
-Towards a Smarter, Fairer Future by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
-Building Global Partnerships by Dr. Matei Hoffman, Ambassador of Germany to the OECD
News Brief
-Women Off Line (Women lag behind men in IT jobs and access)
-Broader Faster (Broadband subscribers increase)
-Economy (Consumer prices rose, unemployment held steady, trade grows slightly)
-Cropping Problems (New data on support to agriculture)
-Tax Accord (between the OECD and the United Arab Emirates)
-Home Straght (Update on progress on construction of new OECD Conference Centre)
-Anti-Corruption Crusades (Agreement with the Organisation of American States)
-The Minimum Wage: Making It Pay by John Martin and Herwig Immervoll
-Manufacturing Ideas
-The Bumpy Road to Structural Reform
-Whose Current Accounts are Out of Line?
-The Ups and Downs of Flatter Taxes by Jeffrey Owens
-The Pensions Challenge: Public Online Discussion on the OECD Web Site
-Corporate Tax Warning by Kristian Weise, International Trade Union Confederation
-Human Capital: A Revolution? by Brian Keeley
-Attracting and Retaining Teachers by Robert B. Schwartz, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Judy Wurze, Aspen Institute, and Lynn Olsen, Education Week
-Aid Alert
-Food for Innovative Thought by Jessica DeWalt, International Food Policy Research Institute
-China's Clean Choice by Jun Ma, Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs and Sheri Xiaoyi Liao, Global Village of Beijing
-Japan's Foreign Policy and Global Energy Security by Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
-Innovation, Globalisation, and the Environment by Brendan Gillespie and Xavier Leflaive, OECD
Science and Technology
Environmental Satellites: Innovation in Action by George Ohring, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
-Sustainable Facts: Interview with Brice LaLonde, Chair of the Round Table on Sustainable Development
-Open Innovation
-Aid Effectiveness
-New Ambassadors
-Recent Speeches by Angel Gurría
-Calendar of Forthcoming Events
Book Reviews
-Latin Dragon (Review of The Visible Hand of China in Latin America)
-Taxi Burden (review of Improving Access to Taxis and De-Regulation of the Taxi Industry)
-Grey Matters (review of Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science)
-Innovation Reports (review of OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Switzerland)
-Urban Business (review of Competitive Cities: A New Entrepreneurial Paradigm in Spatial Development)
-New OECD Publications
-Switching On (World Electricity Generation by Fuel)
-Dot.com Evolution (Network Development in China)
-Grey New World (Aging Populations)
-Trading Up (Increase in Trade to GDP Ratios)


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