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- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 35.00
Corporate scandals and failures as well as broader economic concerns have driven OECD countries to devote increased attention to corporate governance which is now recognised as a vital factor in economic growth and financial stability. Countries hardest hit by scandals have been active in policy reform initiatives, but others have also been compelled... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00
Since the Earth Summit of 1992, OECD countries have been intensifying efforts to promote global economic development that is environmentally and socially sustainable. What have they achieved so far? This publication presents the lessons learnt from the 30 country reviews that have been published since 2002 as part of the regular OECD Economic Surveys. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00
The development of the tradeable sector is a permanent concern for policy makers in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The weak performance of the tradeable sector has been cited as one of the causes of mixed growth performance in South America during the 1990s as crises in the region have been associated with a pronounced imbalance of the contributions... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 75.00
One in five of the world's population live in extreme poverty, with a per capita income of less than a dollar a day. At least two-thirds of these people live in rural areas, where farming is the dominant source of income. At the same time, the poorest non-farm households spend a relatively large share of their budgets on food. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 84.00
Low incomes and high unemployment in rural areas are issues of concern to policy makers in all countries. With the ongoing structural adjustment in primary agriculture employment opportunities are diminishing, while off-farm employment in rural areas is growing, albeit gradually. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 117.00
China?s rural economy has made enormous progress over the last twenty-five years. But rural finance and institutional reforms are still lagging behind, thus creating the risk of slowing down further rural development. In October 2003, the OECD, together with the Chinese Government, invited industry experts to take stock of the achievements... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 18.00
This brochure is published within the framework of the activities of the Scheme for the Application of International Standards for Fruit and Vegetables set up by OECD in 1962. It comprises comments and illustrations to facilitate the common interpretation of standards in force and is therefore a valuable tool for both the Inspection Authorities and... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 35.00
In most OECD countries, farm household incomes figure prominently among the wide and growing range of concerns described as motivating policy interventions in agriculture. The first part of this report provides an overview of the income situation of farm households and examines the influence of agricultural and of tax and social security policies... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 77.00
Interest in the quality and health of soil has grown with the recognition that soil is vital not only to production of food and fiber, but also the smooth functioning of the ecosystem, and overall environmental stability. Agriculture needs economic soil management practices that provide sufficient food and yet maintain environmental stability, ecological... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 100.00
Proceedings from an OECD Expert Meeting, Zurich, Switzerland, November 2001 What are the impacts on biodiversity of current farm policies and potential reduction of subsidies to agriculture? Are international interests in biodiversity and trade liberalization complementary or in conflict? The OECD is developing a set of agri-biodiversity... more...