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Research report

22 Oct 2007

Universities could play a stronger role in the economic, cultural and social development of their regions, according to this report, which argues that regional engagement by universities is beneficial both to local development and the institutions themselves.

Among the conclusions of the...

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Briefing paper

22 Oct 2007

This policy brief assesses the advantages and disadvantages of indirect taxes over direct taxes. The appropriate choice for individual countries depends on circumstances, but particularly on views about the relative importance of growth and inequality as well as the ability to offset the effects...

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Article

28 Sep 2007

Can governments lift their broadband performance rankings? This paper aims to identify the factors that are significant in driving broadband penetration.

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Research report

30 Aug 2007

OECD analysis shows that large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are achievable at relatively low costs, if the right policies are put in place. This includes strong use of market-based instruments world wide to develop a global price for emissions, accompanied by better integration of...

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Research report

31 Jul 2007

This report shows that the number of doctors in OECD countries has increased by 35 per cent over the past fifteen years to 2.8 million. In most countries, this growth was driven largely by rising numbers of specialists – up nearly 50 per cent between 1990 and 2005 - compared with the 20 per cent...

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Research report

31 Jul 2007

OECD countries have agreed a new approach to better protect the rights of consumers and make online shopping safer. They call on national authorities and business to make it easier, cheaper and quicker for people to resolve complaints and get compensation when they are unhappy with goods or...

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Research report

16 Jul 2007

This report presents the most recent comparable data on communication sector performance and provides information on policy frameworks in OECD countries. It also provides detailed time series data of up to 10 years for a number of key indicators.

A read-only version is available...

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Research report

16 Jul 2007

This report presents the most recent comparable data on communication sector performance and provides information on policy frameworks in OECD countries. It also provides detailed time series data of up to 10 years for a number of key indicators.

 

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Research report

02 Jul 2007

Held in Istanbul in June 2007, this second OECD World Forum focused on the measurement of progress, with discussion of a wide range of issues including climate change, health and economic globalisation. Many of the papers presented are available at the forum website.

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Research report

28 Jun 2007

At both the national and regional level, the key concepts that underlie the cluster approach continue to be at the centre of policy formulation. This report analyses the objectives, targeting, instruments and inter-governmental role-sharing used by 26 programs to promote cluster-based approaches...

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