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  • Vietnam

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 10 December 2009

    This publication presents the results of the first OECD investment policy review of Vietnam. It finds that the progress Vietnam has achieved in less than two decades in putting into place a legal framework and implementing policies that mobilise private investment, including international direct investment, to support economic growth and the prosperity of Vietnam´s citizens has been remarkable. Starting from a situation in which the economy was essentially closed to private and international investment, Vietnam is now considered to be one of the very attractive economies in the world for investment.

  • OECD's comprehensive review of rural policy in Italy.  On average, rural regions in Italy have some of the highest GDP per capita among the OECD countries, yet unexploited potential remains. This analysis of rural Italy reveals heterogeneous economic conditions, an increasing elderly population and a diminished focus on environmental concerns. This suggests the need for a broader rural policy approach that reflects the changing demands upon rural resources and that considers other aspects of rurality including health, education and quality of life. 

  • Anglais Zambia

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 20 March 2012

    OECD's review of investment policy in Zambia reviews the country's investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, trade and competition policy, tax policy, corporate governance, policies for promoting responsible business conduct, infrastructure development and other aspects of the policy framework for investment.

  • Cette étude s'intéresse à la prévention du risque d'inondation de la Seine en Ile-de-France. Elle étudie l'impact qu'une inondaton majeure telle que celle produite en 1910 pourrait avoir sur le bien-être des citoyens, le fonctonnement de la métropole et l'économie. Elle propose des pistes d'améloration relative à la gouvernance et la prévention de ce risque majeur.

  • Damages to economic assets resulting from natural disasters have soared in the past fifteen years, and climate change models forecast intensified exposure to extreme weather in many OECD countries. This OECD review of risk management policies focuses on Japan, because the geography, topography and climate of its national territory subject it to serious natural hazards, especially seismic activity and typhoons. The report looks at Japan´s policies in the areas of monitoring, preparing for and responding to floods and earthquakes, seeking out and identifying good practices and areas where improvements could be made. The case studies consider several issues of particular interest to policy makers, such as how to take climate change into account for long term policy planning related to large scale floods, and Japan´s unique earthquake insurance scheme for damages whose probability and impact are hard to accurately assess.

  • Ce rapport analyse les évolutions des politiques agricoles intervenues au cours de la période 2006-08 dans sept économies : Afrique du Sud, Brésil, Chili, Chine, Inde, Russie et Ukraine. Cette période a été marquée par une hausse significative des prix mondiaux de la plupart des produits agricoles, mais pas de tous cependant. Face à la flambée des prix alimentaires, les pouvoirs publics ont mis en place différentes mesures : réductions tarifaires, restrictions à l´exportation, relèvement des prix minimums et contrôle des prix, subventions aux intrants, vente des stocks et transferts directs aux plus démunis. Par ailleurs, ils ont souvent choisi de développer les mécanismes de crédit bonifié et/ou de rééchelonnement de la dette, cherché à améliorer la mise en oeuvre et les performances des politiques agricoles, étendu plus largement les programmes d´assurance, et accéléré la réforme agraire. Le rapport comprend également une annexe statistique très complète, qui donne un large éventail d´informations contextuelles sur ces économies.

    Le rapport fournit les estimations du soutien accordé à l´agriculture entre 1995 et 2007 pour six des pays pris en compte (à l´exception de l´Inde), effectuées conformément à la méthode de mesure de l´OCDE récemment révisée. Ces chiffres permettent une comparaison cohérente de l´évolution du niveau et de la composition du soutien aux producteurs et à l´ensemble du secteur, tant entre les différentes économies émergentes qu´avec les pays de l´OCDE.

  • This report evaluates the education reform agenda of Kazakhstan - its feasibility and focus - by taking stock of present-day strengths and weaknesses of the secondary education system. The report also provides guidance on adjusting the reform implementation plans in line with international experiences and best practices regarding educational change, and consolidates much of the previously dispersed (national) data on primary and secondary schools in Kazakhstan into a common analytical base of evidence, validated by the education authorities.

    Chapter 1 of this report provides an overview of the country, it education system and reform plans. Subsequent chapters provide analysis of and recommendations on equity and effectiveness of schooling; assessment and evaluation practices; policies for teachers and principals; expenditure patterns and financing mechanisms; vocational education and training; and a summary of the recommendations.

  • Au cours des dix prochaines années, les marchés agricoles devraient continuer à manquer de dynamisme, la croissance chinoise ralentissant et les politiques relatives aux biocarburants étant moins influentes que par le passé. La croissance future de la production végétale devrait provenir principalement de l'augmentation des rendements, et les hausses de production de viande et produits laitiers à la fois de l'accroissement du cheptel et de meilleurs rendements. Les échanges agricoles devraient augmenter plus lentement, mais, par rapport à d'autres secteurs, demeurer moins sensible à la torpeur économique. Ces pressions sur la demande, l'offre et les échanges sont manifestes en Asie du Sud-Est, où ce rapport identifie des possibilités pour améliorer durablement la productivité agricole. On s'attend à ce que les prix réels de la plupart des produits restent stables ou diminuent.

  • This fourth annual assessment of transparency and tax information policies carried out by the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information brings to 87 the number of countries covered by the report.  Four new countries are covered in this edition: Estonia, India, Israel, and Slovenia. This edition also features for each country new summary assessments providing a snapshot of their legal and administrative framework. The report sets out on a series of tables, on a country-by-country basis, information on: laws and agreements permitting the exchange of information for tax purposes;  access to bank information for tax purposes;  access to ownership identity and accounting information; and availability of ownership, identity and accounting information relating to companies, trusts, partnerships and foundations.
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  • This report contains the "Phase 2: Implementation of the Standard in Practice" review of the British Virgin Islands, as well as a revised version of the "Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework review" already released for this jurisdiction.

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by 120 jurisdictions, which participate in the Global Forum on an equal footing. The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004. The standards have also been incorporated into the UN Model Tax Convention.

    The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. Fishing expeditions are not authorised but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard.

    All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction´s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined - Phase 1 and Phase 2 - reviews. The Global Forum has also put in place a process for supplementary reports to follow-up on recommendations, as well as for the ongoing monitoring of jurisdictions following the conclusion of a review. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.

    All review reports are published once approved by the Global Forum and they thus represent agreed Global Forum reports.

    For more information on the work of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, and for copies of the published review reports, please refer to www.oecd.org/tax/transparency and www.eoi-tax.org.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Chili 2013 examine les développements récents, la politique et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte des chapitres consacrés à l'innovation et à l'entrepreneuriat.

  • This OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy in Croatia offesr a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Croatia, focusing on the role of government. It suggests that EU integration opens a wiindow of opportunity for strengthening Croatia's science, technology and innovation systems, and recommends that Croatia improve governance, rebalance the innovation mix and do more to foster business innovation.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Canada 2014 examine les développements récents, les politiques et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte des chapitres consacrés au logement et à l'inadéquation du marché du travail et des compétences.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Union européenne 2014 examine les développements récents, la politique et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte un chapitre consacré à relancer le marché unique de l'Union européenne.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Royaume-Uni 2013 examine les développements récents, la politique et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte des chapitres consacrés à la croissance et à l'inégalité.

  • The OECD Economic Survey of Spain for 2014 examines recent economic developments, prospects and policies. This edition includes special chapters covering raising potential growth and boosting the business sector.

  • This twentieth edition of the Agricultural Outlook, and the tenth prepared jointly with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), provides market projections to 2023 for major agricultural commodities, biofuels and fish across 41 countries and 12 regions: OECD member countries (European Union as a region), key non-OECD agricultural producers (such as India, China, Brazil, Russian Federation and Argentina) and groups of smaller non-OECD economies in a more aggregated form. This edition includes a special focus on India.

  • How can student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation bring about real gains in performance across a country´s school system? This review report for the Netherlands provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing the Dutch evaluation and assessment framework in education, current policy initiatives and possible future approaches. This series forms part of the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes.

  • This report contains the "Phase 2: Implementation of the Standard in Practice" review for Belgium, as well as revised version of the "Phase 1: Legal and Regulatory Framework review" already released for this jurisdiction.

    The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes is the multilateral framework within which work in the area of tax transparency and exchange of information is carried out by 120 jurisdictions, which participate in the Global Forum on an equal footing. The Global Forum is charged with in-depth monitoring and peer review of the implementation of the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. These standards are primarily reflected in the 2002 OECD Model Agreement on Exchange of Information on Tax Matters and its commentary, and in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital and its commentary as updated in 2004. The standards have also been incorporated into the UN Model Tax Convention.

    The standards provide for international exchange on request of foreseeably relevant information for the administration or enforcement of the domestic tax laws of a requesting party. Fishing expeditions are not authorised but all foreseeably relevant information must be provided, including bank information and information held by fiduciaries, regardless of the existence of a domestic tax interest or the application of a dual criminality standard.

    All members of the Global Forum, as well as jurisdictions identified by the Global Forum as relevant to its work, are being reviewed. This process is undertaken in two phases. Phase 1 reviews assess the quality of a jurisdiction´s legal and regulatory framework for the exchange of information, while Phase 2 reviews look at the practical implementation of that framework. Some Global Forum members are undergoing combined - Phase 1 and Phase 2 - reviews. The Global Forum has also put in place a process for supplementary reports to follow-up on recommendations, as well as for the ongoing monitoring of jurisdictions following the conclusion of a review. The ultimate goal is to help jurisdictions to effectively implement the international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes.

    All review reports are published once approved by the Global Forum and they thus represent agreed Global Forum reports.

    For more information on the work of the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, and for copies of the published review reports, please refer to www.oecd.org/tax/transparency and www.eoi-tax.org.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Japon 2013 examine les développements récents, la politique et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte un chapitre intitulé De la tragédie à la revitalisation.

  • Études économiques de l'OCDE : Italie 2013 examine les développements récents, la politique et les perspectives économiques de ce pays. Ce rapport comporte un chapitre consacré à la mise en oeuvre des politiques : réglementation, administration publique et état de droit.

  • Santé mentale et emploi : Suisse

    Collectif

    • Oecd
    • 23 January 2014

    Dans les pays de l´OCDE, la gestion des problèmes de santé mentale dans la population d´âge actif devient un enjeu essentiel pour les politiques sociales et du marché du travail. Les gouvernements de ces pays sont de plus en plus nombreux à reconnaître que les pouvoirs publics ont un rôle important à jouer pour maintenir au travail les personnes souffrant de troubles mentaux ou pour faciliter la réintégration de celles qui sont sorties du marché de l´emploi, ainsi que pour prévenir l´apparition de ce type de troubles. Ce rapport relatif à la Suisse est le cinquième d´une série de travaux analysant l´approche adoptée par différents pays de l´OCDE face aux défis plus larges, décrits dans la publication Mal-être au travail ? Mythes et réalités sur la santé mentale et l´emploi (OCDE, 2012), auxquels sont confrontés les pouvoirs publics en matière d´éducation, de santé, de politique sociale et d´emploi.

  • L´eau est le principal vecteur par lequel les effets du changement climatique se feront sentir, et la clé de la réussite des stratégies d´adaptation. Ce rapport propose des orientations aux responsables de l´action gouvernementale pour les aider à élaborer des mesures davantage en phase avec les priorités, répondant mieux aux besoins du moment, plus efficientes et plus équitables. Il décrit une approche de l´adaptation au changement climatique fondée sur les risques et promouvant la sécurité de l´eau. Il détaille également les principales tendances et présente les pratiques optimales mises en lumière par l´enquête sur les politiques relatives à l´eau et à l´adaptation au changement climatique, que l´OCDE a menée auprès de ses 34 pays membres et de la Commission européenne. Cette enquête est la première de ce type à analyser de façon systématique les enjeux du changement climatique pour les ressources en eau douce et les nouvelles réponses qu´y apportent les pouvoirs publics dans les pays de l´OCDE. Pour finir, le rapport évalue comment améliorer les incitations à gérer les risques liés à l´eau et comment rendre plus flexibles les politiques de l´eau et les stratégies de financement.

  • The Dutch economy has been traditionally very competitive among OECD countries. The global financial crisis however has brought new challenges, especially during the second shock, from 2011 onwards. The government´s recovery plan, which includes various measures such as fiscal consolidation, stimulating innovation and sub-national government reform has an important territorial dimension. This review focuses on how sub-national institutions and development can help the Netherlands meet its challenges. In the short-term, factors such as the contribution of all regions, better use of resources, and more efficient provision of goods and services can help the recovery. In the long term, improving national competitiveness will largely depend on a strong performance of the polycentric city structure, which characterises the Netherlands. The key policy areas explored in this review include: the recently created top-sector innovation policy; decentralisation; and territorial reforms such as municipal and provincial re-scaling through mergers or co-operation.

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