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Thursday 2 April 2015

Economy

The Krasnoyarsk Agglomeration, Russian Federation.

OECD territorial reviews
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Bringing together the city of Krasnoyarsk and six adjacent smaller cities and rural districts, the Krasnoyarsk Agglomeration is increasingly emerging as the main economic hub of Eastern Siberia. Its relative weight in both population and economic activity continues to grow. This review examines the Agglomeration's performance and potential, particularly with reference to such critical challenges as internal and external connectivity, human capital formation and innovation. These issues are analysed in the context of Krasnoyarsk's unusual economic geography, which involves tremendous natural wealth, but also remote location, severe climatic conditions and relatively low density of settlement. Its experience is thus relevant to many remote, resource-rich regions across the globe.

  • ISBN: 9789264229365
  • 49.00

Education & Training

Skills for social progress: the power of social and emotional skills.

OECD skills studies
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Today's children will need a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills in order to succeed in modern life. Their capacity to achieve goals, work effectively with others and manage emotions will be essential to meet the challenges of the 21st century. While everyone acknowledges the importance of socio-emotional skills such as perseverance, sociability and self-esteem, there is often insufficient awareness of 'what works' to enhance these skills. Teachers and parents don't really know whether their efforts at developing these skills are paying off, and what they could do better. Policies and programmes designed to measure and enhance socio-emotional skills vary considerably within and across countries. This report presents a synthesis of the OECD's analytical work on the role of socio-emotional skills and proposes strategies to raise them. It analyses the effects of skills on a variety of measures of individual well-being and social progress, which covers aspects of our lives that are as diverse as education, labour market outcomes, health, family life, civic engagement and life satisfaction. The report discusses how policy makers, schools and families facilitate the development of socio-emotional skills through intervention programmes, teaching and parenting practices. Not only does it identify promising avenues to foster socio-emotional skills, it also shows that these skills can be measured meaningfully within cultural and linguistic boundaries.

  • ISBN: 9789264226142
  • 45.00

Environment

Spain 2015.

OECD environmental performance reviews
Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of countries' progress in achieving their domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. This report is the third OECD review of Spain's environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on biodiversity and the environmental performance of the private sector. Reviews are conducted to promote peer learning, enhance governments' accountability to each other and to the public, and improve countries' environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each cycle of the Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Iceland (2014), Sweden (2014), Colombia (2014).

  • ISBN: 9789264226814
  • 54.00

Government

Implementing good regulatory practice in Malaysia.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This report examines Malaysia's early experience of implementing regulatory impact analysis (RIA) to support evidence-based rule making. The introduction of RIA is a key element of Malaysia's National Policy on the Development and Implementation of Regulations, launched in 2013. Malaysia has put in place the institutional infrastructure for implementing RIA at a rapid pace, learning from the experiences of a number of OECD countries among them Australia, the Netherlands, Korea and Mexico. However, Malaysia needs to move its attention from advocacy and awareness raising to guiding and supporting regulators to apply RIA. This report's recommendations focus on the need for the government of Malaysia to: consolidate the implementation of RIA over the medium-term; integrate RIA into Malaysia's policy-making processes; and build the capacity inside government necessary for ensuring high-quality RIA. Implementing these recommendations will assist not only Malaysia's domestic policy goals but also promote regional integration in Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through supporting regulatory convergence.

  • ISBN: 9789264230613
  • 36.00

Social Issues

Reproductive health policies 2014 (wallchart).

Population studies
Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

The Reproductive Health Policies 2014 wallchart provides up-to-date information on Government policies on reproductive health issues, including fertility, family planning, abortion and maternal mortality, for all 193 Member States, 2 Observer States and 2 non-member States of the United Nations. The wallchart also provides information on whether the Government has adopted concrete measures to increase access to sexual and reproductive health services and to end child and forced marriages. In addition, the wallchart includes latest estimates of adolescent and total fertility, unmet need for family planning, maternal mortality ratio and other selected indicators.

  • ISBN: 9789211515206
  • 9.50 + VAT