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OECD is well known for its methodology for measuring support to agriculture in an internationally comparable way. It also conducts policy reviews and analysis on agriculture and fisheries policies issues and carries out an annual medium-term forcasting exercise. The Producer Support Estimate (PSE – a measure of support to agriculture) is a key tool developed by OECD to compare agricultural policy...
The OECD is a pioneer in promoting a better understanding of what science and technology do and could do, as well as the factors shaping how research is carried out and how it is then used. The OECD works with countries to obtain internationally comparable data and provide them with information on the scientific, technological and industrial environment and its relation to general economic goals...
OECD work on this subject area examines how regions, whether urban, rural, crossborder or metropolitan, contribute to national growth. This work focuses on how a place-based development model, a multi-sector policy approach that harnesses endogenous strengths and assets using networked, multi-level governance mechanisms, is best suited to achieve regional and aggregate growth outcomes. The...
Combating poverty and social exclusion remain high in the policy agenda in all countries within and outsidde the OECD. Providing benefits to people in need can help alleviate the worst social and economic hardship, but such policies cannot replace a comprehensive strategy of social development. Social policy work in the OECD covers a wide array of social, education and health policies implemented...
OECD’s work on education includes the gathering of statistical data, the conduct of policy reviews and analysis, and the use of survey data to improve learning outcomes (PISA). OECD statistics and survey data provide a strong evidence base helping OECD member countries improve the quality, equity, efficiency and effectiveness of their education systems. OECD wwork also covers research into early...
A healthy environment is a pre-requisite for a strong and balances economy, and both are needed for sustainable development. The OECD provides a forum for countries to share experiences and to develop concrete recommendations for policies that can address environmental problems in an effective and economically efficient way, including through performance reviews, data collection, policy analysis...
OECD work on the subject aims to increase the effectiveness of common efforts to support sustainable development. It helps policy makers in OECD and developing countries to find innovative solutions to the global challenge of development, poverty alleviation and the curbing of inequality. It brings together the knowledge and experience in different countries and puts the results at the disposal...
Reflecting the globalisation of industrial activities and the interwinted nature of trade dimansions with other policies fields, OECD work on trade has shifted from an emphasis on trade in goods to a more interdisciplinary consideration of trade issues. It helps forestall trade tensions and conflicts that emerge under the pressure of ever-intensifying competition. Trade work also encompasses the...
The International Transport Forum (ITF), also under the OECD’s administrative umbrella, is a think tank for global transport policy, providing evidence-based insights for policy-makers and the global transport community. Its work is underpinned by economic research, statistics collection and policy analysis, often undertaken in collaboration with leading research figures in academia, business and...
The Nuclear Agency (NEA) represents much of the world’s best nuclear expertise, bringing together 34 OECD member countries. The NEA’s mission is to assits its member coutries in maintaining and developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for the safe, environmentally friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It...