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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 OECD Observer No. 293 celebrates the OECD Observer's 50th Anniversary and focuses on the information revolution. It also includes articles on women in work, Israel, the economic outlook, energy efficiency, Spanish immigrants, the euro, and more.

Table of Contents

-From the information revolution to a knowledge-based world by Angel Gurría
News Brief
-Crisis drives up social spending...
-...As Tax revenues rise
-Country roundup
-Rebalancing act
-Pensions struggle
-Plus ça change
-Women in work: The Norwegian experience by Sigbjørn Johnsen, Minister of Finance, Norway
-Israel reports social and labour progress: Interview with Sharo Kedmi, Director-General of the Ministry of of Industry, Trade and Labour
Special Focus: Policymaking and the Information Revolution
-Policymaking and the information revolution
-Mendela's cell number
-Trading in facts by Ken Ash
-Education for policymakers by Barbara Ischinger
-Managing information and communications in a fast-changing world by Lester Rodriques and Jim  Black
-Can big data deliver on its promise? by Martine Durand
-Information society: Which way now? by Andy Wyckoff
-Combating terrorist financing i the information age by Rick MdDonnell, Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force
-Africa.radio by Roman Rollnick, Chief Editor, Advocacy, UN-Habitat
-Is evidence evident? by Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Advisor to the President of the European Commission
-News that's fit to post by Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation
-Asia's information revolution by John West, Executive Director, Asian Century Institute
-The changing art of language by René Prioux
-Found in translation
-Ad sense: Interview with Richard Huntington, Strategy Director, Saatchi & Saatchi
-How the world wide web was won by Robert Caillau, Co-founder of the World Wide Web and James Gillies, CERN
-Face to Facebook with civil society by Phil Evans, Senior consultant, FIPRA
-The OECD Observer Story
-Beyond blogonomics by Henry copeland, CEO, Blogads and Pressflex.com
-Last word: Up in the air by Rolf Alter
-Policy can brighten the economic outlook by Pier Carlo Padoan
-Spanish immigrants
-Energy efficiency: A true alternative by Fatih Birol, Chief economist, IEA
-The euro: A message of solidarity by Charles Jenkens
-Business brief
-French President François Hollande at the OECD
-Mexican President-Elect Enrique Peña Nieto at the OECD
-Peru eyes membership
-Competitiveness challenge
-Well-being priority
-Video view: The blue economy
-Totalled recall
-Recent speeches by Angel Gurría
-New ambassadors
-A calm look at social unrest: Review of Social Unrest
-Still booming: Review of the OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012
Current bestsellers
-New publications
-Vive la réforme: Review of OECD Public Governance Reviews: France
-Emerging innovators: Scientific articles published by country
-Study abroad: Destination of foreign students in tertiary education
-Investment dries up: Trends in mergers and aquisisions
-Take a walk: Share of walking and average length of walking trips


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