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OECD iLibrary

OECD work in this field covers analysis of employment, unemployment and labour market policies, closely linked to social policy and education. It monitors countries’ employment reforms in key areas such active labour market policies, employment protection, minium wage, vocational training and adult learning. It also provides country-specific analyses and tailored policy recommendations to help...
The OECD works with governments to improve domestic and global policies that affect business and markets. It identifies best practices and policies designed to keep markets open, competitive and sustainable while combating market abuses and economic crime through international co-operation. The OECD takes up public policy challenges of direct concern to business – including investment, finance,...
The International Energy Agency (IEA), which falls under the OECD administrative umbrella, was created in response to the first energy crisis back in the 1970s. IEA works to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for its 28 member countries and beyond. The IEA addresses all types of energy sources. It gathers statistics on world energy markets, analyses those markets and the technologies...
Economics is the discipline on which OECD work is built and economic statistics are the basis for much of OECD’s analysis. This work relates to both macroeconomic and structural issues, and in particular their effect on policies. OECD work on this field is based on continued monitoring of events in member countries as well as outside the OECD area and includes regular projections of short and...
OECD’s taxation work covers a broad range of activities, including tax evasion, harmful tax practices and environmental taxes. The OECD produces internationally comparable statistics, sets tax standards, such as the OECD Model Tax Convention and engages in monitoring and assessing policies. The in-depth analysis provides national authorities with options for reforming the tax system so as to...
OECD work on governance aims to identify changing societal and market needs and assist countries in adapting their public sector governance arrangements to changing needs of society. This involves improving government effiency while protecting and promoting society’s longer-term governance values. OECD work on governance also covers the analysis of national e-government programmes, regulatory...
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...
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...
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...
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...