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OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Mexico 2009

by Collective

Over the past decade, Mexico has made significant progress towards macroeconomic stability and has undertaken important structural reforms to further open the economy to trade and investment, and improve the...


OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009

by Collective

At a time when world economy is in the midst of the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009 provides the statistical information necessary...


Managing Risk in Agriculture

by Collective

The sources of risk in agriculture are numerous and diverse, ranging from events related to climate and weather conditions to animal diseases; from changes in agriculture commodities prices to changes in fertilizer...


Innovation and Growth

by Collective

Innovation is crucial to long-term economic growth, even more so in the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis. In this volume, the OECD and the World Bank jointly take stock of how globalisation is...


An Appraisal of the Chilean Fisheries Sector

by Collective

Chile is one of the major players in the world fishing scene. But during the past fifty years, Chile has had to face issues of over-investment, sharp declines in catch levels, disputes among stakeholders, fleet...


Strengthening Regional Fisheries Management Organisations

by Collective

With the development and entry into force of the United Nations Fish Stocks Agreement in 1995, the international community made a commitment to strengthen Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs),...


OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Korea 2009

by Collective

This report assesses the current status of Korea’s innovation system and policies, and identifies where and how the government should focus its efforts to improve the country’s innovation capabilities. It...


Piracy of Digital Content

by Collective

This book studies digital piracy - the infringement of copyrighted content (such as music, films, software, broadcasting, books, etc.) - where the end product does not involve the use of hard media, such as...


Agricultural Policies in OECD Countries 2009

by Collective

This report is a unique source of up-to-date estimates of support to agriculture. It provides an overview of agricultural support in the OECD area, complemented by individual chapters on agricultural policy...


OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2009

by Collective

This 15th edition of the Agricultural Outlook edition presents the outlook for commodity markets during the 2009 to 2018 period, and analyses world market trends for the main agricultural products, as well...


Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Policies and Summary Statistics 2008

by Collective

This publication describes major developments affecting fisheries in OECD countries in 2004, 2005 and 2006, including changes in national and international policies, trade, and fisheries and aquaculture production....


Strategic and Policy Issues Raised by the Transition from Thermal to Fast Nuclear Systems

by Collective

The renewed interest in nuclear energy triggered by concerns about global climate change and security of supply could lead to substantial growth in nuclear electricity generation and expanded interest in fast...


Considering Timescales in the Post-closure Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste

by Collective

A key challenge in the development of safety cases for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste is handling the long time frame over which the radioactive waste remains hazardous. The intrinsic hazard...


Stability and Buffering Capacity of the Geosphere for Long-term Isolation of Radioactive Waste

by Collective

Geological settings selected as potential host formations for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste are chosen for, among other assets, their long-term stability and buffering capacity against destabilising...


Natural Tracer Profiles Across Argillaceous Formations

by Collective

This technical report describes the results of the Nuclear Energy Agency's CLAYTRAC project, in which natural tracer data from nine sites was evaluated to assess potential impacts of disposal of radiological...


OECD Communications Outlook 2009

by Collective

The OECD Communications Outlook 2009 presents the most recent comparable data on the performance of the communication sector in OECD countries and on their policy frameworks. The data provided in this report...


Agricultural Policies in Emerging Economies 2009

by Collective

This report analyses policy agricultural developments during 2006-08 in seven economies: Brazil, Chile, China, India, Russia, South Africa and Ukraine. This period was marked by a significant increase in world...


Enhancing Evolution: The Ethical Case for Making Better People

by John Harris

Decisive biotechnological interventions in the lottery of human life--to enhance our bodies and brains and perhaps irreversibly change our genetic makeup--have been widely rejected as unethical and undesirable,...


Reducing Fishing Capacity

by Collective

Too many fishing vessels chasing too few fish is a persistent problem in many countries. To address this, governments often turn to vessel decommissioning schemes as a means of adjusting fishing capacity to...


Online Identity Theft

by Collective

Using widely available Internet tools, internet thieves trick unsuspecting computer users into providing personal data, which they then use for illicit purposes, causing mistrust of online payment and banking...