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Friday 31 July 2015

Economy

OECD economic outlook.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. The Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, prices, fiscal and current account balances. Coverage is provided for all OECD member countries as well as for selected non-member countries. This issue includes a general assessment, chapters summarising developments and providing projections for each individual country, a special chapter on investment and a statistical annex.

  • ISBN: 9789264220201
  • 93.00

Energy

Digest of United Kingdom energy statistics 2015.

Corporate Author:
Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Author:
Iain MacLeay

Energy is a major natural resource and a key factor in the economy and environment of the United Kingdom. Data on energy supply and demand, energy prices and values and trade in energy are vital components of this country's main economic and environmental indicators. The Digest of United Kingdom Eenergy Statistics provides essential information for everyone involved in energy, from economists to environmentalists, and from energy suppliersto energy users. The 2015 edition of the Digest is the latest in a series which commenced publication 65 years ago. With extensive tables, charts and commentary covering all the major aspects of energy, it provides a detailed and comprehensive picture of energy production and use over the last 5 years. This edition, together with additional annexes and key series back to 1970, is available on the Internet at: www.gov.uk/government/collections/digest-of-uk-energy-statistics-dukes

  • ISBN: 9780115155314
  • 75.00

Health

International Agency for Research on Cancer: the first 50 years, 1965-2015.

Corporate Author:
IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of the Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Humans
Author:
Rodolfo Saracci (author), Christopher P. Wild (author)

Since its creation in 1965 as the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has conducted research worldwide and helped thousands of cancer researchers from developing countries hone their skills through fellowships, courses, and collaborative projects. This book charts the birth of IARC during the 1960s - a period of great optimism for international cooperation and medical science. It goes on to describe the Agency's major achievements over the past five decades in terms of the development of tools for conducting cancer research, the identification of risk factors, and the evaluation of preventive interventions. By examining IARC's history, the authors illustrate how, despite the changing landscape of cancer research, the original vision continues to be a valid response to the needs for cancer prevention and control worldwide. This is ever more the case as the disease burden falls more heavily on developing countries, and international collaborative studies are increasingly relied upon to address national priorities for cancer control.

  • ISBN: 9789283204404
  • 46.00

Health

Measuring core health indicators in the South-East Asia region 2014.

Corporate Author:
World Health Organization. Regional Office for South-East Asia

Today, all countries have access to computers and other communication tools to send, receive, store and retrieve data in a convenient manner, and the number of information and communications technology (ICT) applications is increasing at great speed. However, within changing health scenarios, the questions often asked by both ICT providers and users are : what data needs to be collected at service delivery level, and what minimum essential data should be forwarded for international statistical reporting. To address these issues, the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia assists in strengthening national health information systems, and maintains and regularly updates a database on a set of core indicators of health and its determinants for all countries in the South-East Asia Region. These data are presented in a brochure accompanying this publication. It is important to note that data only become information once they are processed, analysed, interpreted and available for decision-making. Thus, this publication presents-in the form of graphs, charts, text and table-the information gleaned from the data provided in the brochure. Those interested in gauging progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the countries of the Region may refer to "The Health-related Millennium Development Goals 2014", a brochure and analytical information kit published by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.

  • ISBN: 9789290224600
  • 18.50

Social Issues

Youth policy in Greece.

Corporate Author:
Council of Europe

Greece is the 20th country to have had its youth policy reviewed by an international review team appointed by the Council of Europe. The financial crisis and resulting high unemployment rate, especially among young people, was the major concern encountered by the review team. Although the crisis has compelled Greece to engage in profound fiscal reform and address many of its structural weaknesses, this has not been matched by labour market activation policies and other youth policy measures needed to reverse the mood of despondency and stem the tide of emigration of young people. This international review focused in particular on two aspects of youth transitions: the transition from the education system to the labour market; and the related issue of military service and conscription, which is an integral part of life for young men in Greece. The review team also considered characteristics of the public administration, which dwells on bureaucratic compliance and has limited scope and licence for fostering initiative and creativity, despite incessant rhetoric about the need for "entrepreneurship". The review team advocates the establishment of more creative and innovative mechanisms to free the entrepreneurial and participative spirit not only of young people in Greece, but also of its regional and local administrations, youth organisations and local youth councils, in order for them to provide timely and purposeful intervention, opportunity and support according to local need and circumstances.

  • ISBN: 9789287180872
  • 20.00