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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Commerce

The geography of firm dynamics: measuring business demography for regional development.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides methods and data to measure and analyse business demography across OECD regions. It first discusses the methodological challenges of measuring consistently the creation and destruction of businesses at the subnational scale and from an international perspective. Second, it presents a novel database that not only makes such comparison possible but also provides the basis for an analysis of the major trends in business dynamics across regions. The report identifies regional factors that are associated with entrepreneurship and also examines the impact of business creation on regional employment. The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides a tool for national and local policy makers to design strategies for healthier business environments that are tailored to the specific characteristics of each region, thereby boosting prosperity.

  • ISBN: 9789264286726
  • 20.00

Environment

Canada 2017.

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

Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure on the natural asset base. Since 2000, Canada has made progress in decoupling economic growth from air pollution, energy consumption and GHG emissions, but it remains one of the most energy- and emissions-intensive economies in the OECD. Further progress is needed to transition to a green, low-carbon economy. This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Canada. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with special features on climate change mitigation and urban wastewater management.

  • ISBN: 9789264279605
  • 36.00

Food

Near East and North Africa regional overview of food insecurity 2016: sustainable agriculture water management is key to ending hunger and to climate change adaptation.

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization

The Regional Overview of Food Insecurity provide an overview of key trends in food security and nutrition across FAO's five official regions. Most countries in the Near East and North Africa region enjoyed a steady improvement in their food security and nutrition situation up to the beginning of the decade. Food production was rising and the prevalence of undernourishment and poverty was receding as well as the prevalence of stunting and anaemia. The situation has, however, sharply deteriorated since 2012. Not only the prevalence of undernourishment, but even the numbers of undernourished have increased. The deterioration is largely driven by the spreading and intensity of conflicts and protracted crises. The Syria crisis in particular has deepened during the period 2015-2016, leaving more than half of the population in need of food assistance and 4.8 million refugees, mostly in neighbouring countries. Water scarcity and climate change are also fundamental challenges. The report underlines the urgency to develop and implement strategies for adaptation and sustainable management of resources. It documents several positive experiences and highlights the importance of accelerating investments to improve water efficiency and water productivity as well as the need for a shift towards crops that consume less water.

  • ISBN: 9789251096482
  • 33.95

Food

Europe and central Asia regional overview of food insecurity: the food insecurity transition.

Corporate Author:
Food and Agriculture Organization

The Regional Overview of Food Insecurity provide an overview of key trends in food security and nutrition across FAO's five official regions. With the Millennium Development Goals, progress has been made in tackling food insecurity across the world. The Europe and Central Asia has halved the proportion of people suffering from hunger. The character of food insecurity in the region has changed substantially, owing to the pro-poor economic growth observed over the past 23 years, particularly in the poorer countries of the region. Today, the main indicators and household food insecurity issues concern malnutrition, rather than physical or economic access or stability of access to food. The publication provides options to address the main malnutrition issues by groups of countries, classified by their predominant food insecurity and malnutrition concerns.

  • ISBN: 9789251096598
  • 33.95