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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 272 of the OECD Observer includes articles by Joseph Stiglitz and by ministers from Finland, Australia, Japan, Poland, United States and Brazil. It also has articles on the recovery,  unemployment, Islamic banking, private vehicle ownership, building a knowledge economy, saving water, water investment, and water and the economic crisis.

Table of Contents

- Making a Real Recovery Happen by Angel Gurría
-Crisis bites deeper, says OECD Economic Outlook
-Economy: Latest composite leading indicators, consumer price indicators
-Green teens: PISA report on Green at 15?
-Jobs Opportunity: OECD SG at meeting of G8 labor ministers
-Guidelines for fighting bid rigging
-OECD Freedom of Investment initiative
-Unemployment: The language of the crisis
-Roundtable on regional policy: What governments are doing
--Finland by Mari Kiviniemi
--Australia by Anthony Albanese
--European Union by Danuta Hubner
--Japan by Makoto Taketoshi
--Poland by Elzbieta Bienkowska
--United States by Gary Locke
--Brazil by Geddel Viera Lima
-Green convertibles: Ownership of private vehicles
-Islamic banking: An asset of promise?
-Building a knowledge economy. Interview withHessa Al-Jaber, Secretary General of ictQATAR.
-The price of saving water
-Checklist for water investment
-Water and the economic crisis: Back to basics by Jack Moss
-Progress, what progress by Joseph Stiglitz
-Development aid: The funding challenge
-China's investment policy
-Standard audit: Inventory of policy rules and recommendations of the ILO, IMF, World Bank, and WTO
-Recent speeches by Angel Gurría
-Calendar of forthcoming events
-Early Warning: review of Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response
-New OECD Publications
-Trading Up: review of Globalisation and Emerging Economies
-Give a Little: Volunteering
-Public Jobs Sector: Changes in employment in government and public corporations
-Who pays what? Funding Retirement
-Nuclear R&D loses steam: R&D decline

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