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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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Issue 273 of OECD's bimonthly magazine includes articles prepared for the 2009 OECD Ministerial Council and Forum and focuses on green growth and taxation. It also has articles on the economic crisis, corporate governance, cleaning up the banks, pensions, financial markets, clearer tax, tax abuse, tax and development, charities and tax abuse, Korea's economy, Africa, food security, fair and open trade, buy local, green growth, energy in a crisis, the nuclear energy option, employment policy and more.

Table of Contents

-Setting the Standards and Building Confidence by Angel Gurría
-The Crisis and Beyond: building a Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Economy by Han Seung-soo, Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and Chair of the 2009 OECD Council Ministerial
-Record fall in GDP
--Merchandise trade flows drop
--Consumer prices rise slightly
--Unemployment rates edged up
-Gender learning
-Other news
--Exchange of information for tax purposes
--Tax compliance
--Tax abuse and excessive bank secrecy
--Action plan to assist poor countries
--Jobs for youth in Francd
--Jobs for youth in Australia
--Ireland's development assistance programme
-Corporate Governance: Lessons from the Financial Crisis by Mats Isaksson and Grant Kilpatrick
-Clearing Up the Banks
-Pensions: Where to Look Now? by Fiona Stewart
-Financial Markets: For Whose Benefit? by Amy Domini
-A Transparent Roadmap to Recovery by Huguette labelle of Transparency International
-Clearer Tax by Jeffrey Owens
-Tackling Tax Abuse
-Open Book: Interview with Klaus Tschutscher, Prime Minister of Liechtenstein
-Why Tax Matters for Development by Jeffrey Owens and Richard Perry
-Banking on Fair Tax: Interview with Pravin Gordhan, Chair of OECD's Forum on Tax Administration
-Charities and Tax Abuse by Johanne Charbonneau of the Canada Revenue Agency
-Towards a New Paradigm by Cristina Narbona Ruiz, Spanish Ambassador to the OECD and Former Minister of Environment, Spain
-Innovating a Recovery by Andrew Wyckoff
-Korea's Economy
-Global Leadership in a Web 2.0 World by Soumitra Dutta and Maathew Fraser, INSEAD
-Into Africa
-Putting Food Security Back on the Table by Kanayo F. Nwanze of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
-Fair Trade, Open Trade
-Buy Local?
-The Green Growth Race
-Energy in a Crisis by Nobuo Tanaka, IEA
-The Nucleaer Energy Option by Luis Echávarri
-Employment Policy: Passing the Stress Test by Stefano Scarpetta and Paul Swaim
-A Stress Test for the OECD? by John Sweeney, AFL-CIO
-Chile at the OECD by Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile
-Language Strength: OECD adn the French-Speaking World by Philippe Marland, French Ambassador to the OECD
-Recent Speeches by Angel Gurría
-Calendar of Forthcoming Events
-Struggling with Green Goals: Review of Ensuring Environmental Compliance
-Good Buys: Review of OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement
-New OECD Publications
-Watts Up, Review of Gadgets and Gigawatts
-Arrested Development: Progress in Achieving the Millennium Development Goals
-Early Warnings? Productivity Decline
-Bill of Health: Persons Reporting Unmet Healthcare Needs to to Cost
-Taking it Easy: Leisure Time


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