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  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The OECD is at the forefront of efforts to understand, and to help governments to respond to, new developments and concerns.
OECD databases span areas as diverse as national accounts, economic indicators, the labour force, trade, employment, migration, education, energy, health, industry, taxation and the environment.
Among other areas, the OECD has taken a role in co-ordinating international action on corruption and bribery, creating the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, which came into effect in February 1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/OECD   (637 words)

 Higher Incomes Leading to More Food Consumption, OECD Says
Beef consumption in the OECD falls from 61 percent in 2003 to 54 percent in 2013; that for butter falls to 31 percent from 37 percent; while that for pig meat falls to 39 percent from 42 percent in 2003.
The OECD consumption share of global coarse grains use for animal feed falls from 55 percent in 2003 to 52 percent while that for oilseed meals falls from 58 percent to 52 percent by the end of the period.
OECD exports of wheat to non-member economies is expected to grow at an annual rate of 4.4 percent while that for coarse grains, mostly to be used as feed, expands at an annual rate of 10.1 percent.
usinfo.state.gov /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2004&m=June&x=20040610093215AKllennoCcM0.2552606&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html   (8011 words)

 PANNA: OECD Begins New Pesticide Activity. Jeanne Richards. The Pesticides News No. 21, September 1993. The Pesticides ...
Adoption of these guidelines by OECD countries increases the general acceptance of the test data that are derived and provides a common basis for countries' evaluations of chemical risks.
OECD will take the lead role in the environmental area at the same time that it continues to co-operate in undertaking projects led by other organisations in the human health area.
The OECD is an inter-governmental organisation grouping 24 industrialised countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
www.panna.org /resources/pestis/PESTIS.1995.52.html   (1239 words)

 EcoWin - Economic database: OECD Economic Outlook
The Economic Outlook database is a comprehensive and consistent macroeconomic database of the OECD economies, covering expenditures, foreign trade, output, employment and unemployment, interest rates and exchange rates, the balance of payments, outlays and revenues of government and of households, and government debt.
The OECD assessments of the future trends of key macroeconomic variables are better characterised as conditional projections rather than forecasts, since they are conditional on a set of technical assumptions about macroeconomic policies, nominal exchange rates and the path of oil- and non-oil commodity prices.
Thus, the OECD projections provide answers to questions like:’What is likely to happen in country X if the government maintains the current set of macropolicies?’ or, ‘On present policies, what kind of imbalances or pressure points are likely to develop over the next two years e.g.
www.ecowin.com /databases/eco/OECDeo.asp   (1556 words)

 Encyclopedia: OECD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
secretary-general of the OECD has been Donald James Johnston (born 1936) was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a 1978 by-election representing Westmount in Montreal.
The OECD's headquarters are at the Château de la Muette in For other uses, see Paris is the name of a variety of things.
European Union is participating in the work of OECD, alongside the EU Member States.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/OECD   (4044 words)

 OECD on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The 1998 OECD Convention: an impetus for worldwide changes in attitudes toward corruption in business transactions.
The OECD Convention and the globalization of anti-bribery measures.(Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
OECD Ministerial Conference 'A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce'
www.encyclopedia.com /html/X/X-O1E1C1D1.asp   (391 words)

 OECD and the world economy
OECD countries should do whatever is in their power to facilitate the development of these industries, nationally and in international co-operation.
The OECD is to be commended on its significant contribution to the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, in particular through its “Investment Compact” project aiming to improve the investment climate in the region, and through its Anti-Corruption Initiative undertaken in co-operation with the Council of Europe.
It expects the OECD Ministerial Council to follow up and promote the activities of the member states until the forty-seven cases of tax relief recognised as being potentially damaging are eliminated in the OECD area as of April 2003.
www.hri.ca /fortherecord2000/euro2000/documentation/parassembly/jj12242000.htm   (1772 words)

 OECD Observer: Migration and EU enlargement
The renewed interest in labour-related migration in many OECD countries in the last decade, as well as the predominance of family reunification and the great number of asylum seekers, counters criticism of what is termed ”Fortress Europe”.
The unemployment rate among foreigners in some European OECD countries is twice that of their percentage in the total labour force.
Indeed, some OECD countries have begun focusing more energy and finance on training and supporting new arrivals, in part to help them to integrate more rapidly into the labour market or to retain those who might otherwise move on to competitor countries.
www.oecdobserver.org /news/fullstory.php/aid/1233/Migration_and_EU_enlargement.html   (919 words)

One of the key areas of concern of the OECD as it affects the Bahamas is taxation.
The stated objective of the OECD’s efforts to eliminate harmful tax practices is to encourage an environment in which free and fair tax competition can contribute to economic growth and development worldwide, and not to dictate to any country how its tax system should be structured or what its tax rates should be.
In order to avoid being included on the OECD’s list of Uncooperative Tax Havens (published in April 2002) and being subjected to possible defensive measures of the OECD, the jurisdictions listed in the 2000 report were required to make public commitments to the OECD in relation to transparency and the effective exchange of information.
www.ey.com /GLOBAL/content.nsf/Bahamas/OECD   (560 words)

 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The OECD Observer: Ministerial communique   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
OECD and the world: Ministers endorsed the organisations co-operation with non-member countries and welcomed their growing interest in participating in its work.
OECD members will ensure that sustainable development strategies are in place in all OECD countries by the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002.
Ministers look to the OECD to deepen and extend its analysis of the economic and social impacts of migration, including the international mobility of workers at different skill levels.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3648/is_200109/ai_n8958514   (857 words)

 U.S. direct investment abroad rises -OECD - Boston.com - Europe - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
France and Germany both registered sharp decreases in inward investment which the OECD said in a report were largely due to repayments of inter-company loans that shifted money abroad.
Regarding the surges in inward and outward U.S. investment, the OECD said developments last year partly reflected weakness in the dollar but also a spending spurred by U.S. companies.
Inward investment flows to the OECD area were the lowest in seven years at $407 billion but still better than much of the 1990s, the OECD said, noting that sliding inflows had initially been U.S.-induced but were now due to continental Europe.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/06/23/us_direct_investment_abroad_rises__oecd   (553 words)

 Demys | Domain name news service | OECD speaks out on WHOIS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As regular readers of Demys.net will recall, the OECD is itself no stranger to the difficulties of tracking cyber-snatchers who fail to provide their registrar with genuine contact details.
The OECD finds that problems with WHOIS data quality in the gTLD regime partially reflect the fact that registrars have not always implemented the Accreditation Agreement measures in practice and that ICANN has not, until recently, enforced the agreements.
The OECD also puts forward a word of caution to those domain name registrars and registries who allow private individuals or non-commercial entities to 'opt-out' of the publically available register of domain name ownership.
www.demys.net /news/2003/06/09_oecd.htm   (727 words)

 OECD Observer
Although natural phenomena such as large volcanic eruptions, ocean currents, the likes of El Niño or even changes in the earth’s tilt might all be contributing factors, carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by human activity—whether running homes and factories or driving cars and lawnmowers—is cited as a major culprit in the rise of global temperatures.
When the OECD recently co-launched a new Middle East and North Africa project (MENA) on investment and governance in Jordan in February, there was much talk in the air about change and a new era.
One of the most striking paradoxes of today’s OECD societies is that, although people live longer and healthier, they also tend to retire earlier and younger.
www.oecdobserver.org   (623 words)

 AEM | Technical - OECD -- AGR/CA/T Documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Proposal amending the decision of the council establishing the OECD Standard Codes for the official testing of agricultural and forestry tractors: revision of the contribution system.
Proposal amending the decision of the council establishing the OECD Standard Codes for the official testing of agricultural and forestry tractors.
OECD Standard Code for the official testing of protective structures on agricultural and forestry tracklaying tractors.
www.aem.org /Technical/OECD/Documents.asp   (2470 words)

 GRI and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
While the OECD MNE Guidelines are unique in the sense that they have been approved by governments and are addressed to multinational enterprises, the Guidelines share common elements.
For example, the OECD Guidelines are addressed to multinational enterprises, while the GRI Guidelines are for use by all organisations.
While the OECD Guidelines recommend principles and standards for multinational enterprises, they do not prescribe precise ways in which to measure and report actual behaviour.
www.globalreporting.org /about/inioecd2.asp   (360 words)

 OECD Attempts to Set Up Anti-Competition Tax Cartel
The talks at the OECD's headquarters in Paris, which follow earlier meetings in Barbados and London, were meant to find a mutually acceptable way of ending the climate of secrecy in offshore financial centres so that rich industrialised nations can track down tax dodgers.
OECD sources said the officials, including Britain's Gabriel Maklouf, who chairs the OECD's committee of fiscal affairs, were appalled by Mr Arthur's independent, pro-competition behaviour.
An OECD spokesman said that the discussions later overcame their early difficulties and began focusing on serious and substantive issues, overunning their 5pm deadline in Paris.
www.progress.org /haven01.htm   (477 words)

 OECD: Executive Summary
Canada ranks ninth among the 28 OECD nations as seventy-eight percent of Canadians are served by public sewage treatment, up from 64% in 1980.
Canada ranks 22nd out of 28 OECD nations on pesticide use, 25th out of 28 on commercial fertilizer use and 16th out of 28 in terms of livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep and goats).
Canada is 25th out of 29 OECD nations in motor vehicles per capita and 26th out of 29 in road distance traveled.
www.environmentalindicators.com /htdocs/execsum.htm   (1350 words)

 Explanatory Notes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In the main, the definitions are quoted word for word from these sources and a detailed reference is provided to enable the user to refer to the complete source document to obtain further information/context where needed.
The Glossary is intended to facilitate the collection of consistent data by the various OECD Directorates and Committees.
The OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms also includes definitions and concepts currently being developed for inclusion in the Metadata Common Vocabulary (MCV) being developed as part of the Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) project.
cs3-hq.oecd.org /scripts/stats/glossary/about.asp   (1192 words)

 Letter to OECD Ministers 10/98
We thank the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Government of Canada for the invitation to some public interest groups to participate in the OECD Ministerial Conference, "A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce," which is being held in Ottawa, Canada, on 7-9 October 1998 ("Ottawa Ministerial Conference").
The promotion of electronic commerce by the OECD and member governments must be considered within the broader framework of protection of human rights, the promotion and strengthening of democratic institutions, and the provision of affordable access to advanced communication services.
Consumer protection: The OECD should support the establishment of minimum standards for consumer protection, including the simplification of contracts, means for cancellation, effective complaint mechanisms, limits on consumer liability, non-enforceability of unreasonable contract provisions, recourse at least to the laws and courts of their home country, and cooperation among governments in support of legal redress.
www.gilc.org /speech/oecd/ngo-oecd-letter-1098.html   (749 words)

 Regional position on harmful tax competition - 3601   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The OECD Initiative was developed in response to OECD concerns regarding the supposed erosion of their tax bases through mobile financial activities offered by offshore financial centres.
The OECD’s Harmful Tax Initiative is forcing jurisdictions to choose between either committing to the Initiative (so suffering possible and immediate to long-term loss of economic activity through the loss of offshore sector clients) or not providing a commitment (and suffering loss of economic activity through the imposition of defensive measures by OECD members).
The OECD is requested to commit to a consultative and inclusive process which would allow the development of a mutually acceptable outcome, comprising agreed constituent elements, able to be implemented by both OECD and non-OECD jurisdictions.
www.forumsec.org.fj /news/2001/Apr13.htm   (1672 words)

 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
OECD urges freer trade combined with structural adjustment to reap benefits from globalisation
That is the message from a new OECD report to be discussed at a high-level forum on Ageing and Employment Policies in Brussels on 17-18 October.
A new OECD report on the Czech Republic’s environmental performance notes that despite some recent progress, the country is one of the biggest polluters and least efficient users of energy in the OECD.
www.oecd.org /home   (616 words)

 TIA | Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Based in Paris, the OECD is headed by a Secretary General and made up of the Council, the Secretariat and approximately 200 committees.
The Council is the OECD’s executive body and is composed of permanent representatives from each member country who develop general directives on the work to be undertaken by the organization as a whole.
The Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP) is one of several OECD committees within the Science, Technology and Industry Directorate with direct relevance to TIA member company interests.
www.tiaonline.org /policy/oecd.cfm   (629 words)

 OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI)
OECD provides a Sources and Definitions page which gives explanations on sources and definitions used by each member country and the OECD to compile the main economic indicators.
Alternatively, the latest paper edition of the OECD publication (available in PDF format), Main Economic Indicators: Sources and Definitions, was released in July 2000.
A comprehensive set of target definitions of the main variables collected by the OECD for use in its statistical and analytical output.
www.esds.ac.uk /international/support/user_guides/oecd/mei.asp   (1026 words)

 USCIB Email Newsletter: OECD Launches Review of Governance Principles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The OECD principles, first adopted in 1999, provide a standard for corporate governance practices and have become a global reference for shaping public policy.
OECD Review of Mexican Transfer Pricing Practices - As part of the OECD's peer review of transfer pricing practices in Mexico, BIAC held two key meetings in March to convey the experience of international business since OECD transfer pricing guidelines were adopted there in 1997.
After Japan, Mexico is the second OECD member country to volunteer to be the subject of such a review.
www.envoynews.com /uscib/e_article000150057.cfm?x=a1GLCYw,a109k7Gt   (381 words)

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