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Addressing Problematic Opioid Use in OECD Countries
Over the past few years, Canada and the United States have been experiencing an opioid crisis as a result of problematic opioid use fueled by the emergence of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil. Problematic opioid use is also spreading in other OECD countries, due to the upward trend of prescription opioid use and the complexities of the illegal drug supply. This report presents evidence on the...
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019
Strengthening Disaster Resilience
The ADO 2019 provides economic analysis and growth projections for 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific. Its theme chapter analyzes trends in disaster impacts and suggests policies to strengthen disaster resilience. Growth in developing Asia is projected to soften to 5.7% in 2019 and 5.6% in 2020. Excluding Asia's high-income newly industrialized economies, growth is expected to slip from 6.4% in 2018 to 6.2% in...
Balancing Petroleum Policy
Toward Value, Sustainability, and Security
by Alexander Huurdeman and Anastasiya Rozhkova, editors
Petroleum discovery in a country presents policy makers and the nation as a whole with the challenging and complex task of formulating and agreeing on policies that will shape the country's petroleum sector and guide the translation of the new found resources into equitable and sustainable economic and social growth over the long term. This publication provides the basic sector-related knowledge for policy...
Better Cities, Better World
A Handbook on Local Governments Self-Assessments
by Catherine Farvacque-Vitkovic and Mihaly Kopanyi
The planet is becoming increasingly urban. In many ways, the urbanization wave and the unprecedented urban growth of the past 20 years have created a sense of urgency and an impetus for change. Some 54 percent of the world's population—3.9 billion people—lives in urban areas today. Thus, it has become clear that “business as usual” is no longer possible. This new configuration places great expectations on local...
Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery
Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it...
British Pharmacopoeia 2020 (6 Volume Print Edition)
by British Pharmacopoeia Commission
Updated annually, the British Pharmacopoeia (BP) is the only comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for UK pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products. It includes approximately 4,000 monographs which are legally enforced by the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. Where a BP monograph exists, medicinal products or active pharmaceutical ingredients sold or supplied in the UK must comply with...
Decommissioning after a Nuclear Accident
Approaches, Techniques, Practices and Implementation Considerations
This publication describes differences in post-accident situations compared with normal decommissioning (i.e. decommissioning after a planned final shutdown) and identifies significant decision factors as applicable. It focuses on the on-site decommissioning aspects of a technical nature, which need to be addressed after a nuclear accident. Non-technical issues, such as policy and strategy, project planning,...
Digital Citizenship Education Handbook
Being online, well-being online, and rights online: information, tools and good practice. Digital citizenship competences define how we act and interact online. They comprise the values, attitudes, skills and knowledge and critical understanding necessary to responsibly navigate the constantly evolving digital world, and to shape technology to meet our own needs rather than to be shaped by it. The Digital...
Economic Report on Africa 2019
Fiscal Policy for Financing Sustainable Development in Africa
The 2019 edition of the Economic Report on Africa explores the intricate terrain of revenue collection on the continent and makes salient recommendations to help African countries attain the SDGs and the aspirations of Agenda 2063 by expanding their fiscal space and how. It identifies several quick wins in Africa’s pursuit of additional fiscal space to finance achievement of the SDGs and the aspirations of Agenda...
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