19 April 2018

2018 STATE OF THE EU ETS REPORT. By Andrei Marcu, Emilie Alberola, Jean-Yves Caneill, Matteo Mazzoni, Stefan Schleicher, Wijnand Stoefs, Charlotte Vailles, and Domien Vangenechten. Prepared for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)/the European Roundtable on Climate Change and Sustainable Transition (ERCTSD), the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, Nomisma Energy, I4CE, and the EcoAct Group. This paper examines the EU’s flagship emissions trading scheme, reviewing the current state of the system and how it aligns with its objectives. The report is available at the ICTSD website

INCUBATING POLICY FOR ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION: LESSONS FROM NEPAL. By David Booth for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) (April 2018). This paper examines the lessons learned from a UK Department for International Development-funded programme in Nepal, which focused on economic transformation. It notes the benefits and areas for improvement, and which aspects of the programme could be applied elsewhere. To download the full report, visit the ODI website. 

GETTING SKILLS RIGHT: CHILE. By the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for OECD (April 2018). This report on Chile is part of a larger series on imbalances between the supply and demand for skills. In the Chile report, the authors review the skills mismatch and its implications for individuals from different sociodemographic groups. To download the full report, visit the OECD iLibrary.  

FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT: PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS 2018. By the Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development for the UN (April 2018). In this report, the panel finds that development financing flows grew last year, with advances towards all action goals of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. In evaluating the risks to this progress, the reports then offers policy options that would help the world continue to develop sustainably, particularly with respect to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To download the complete report, visit the report website

MORE THAN SOYBEANS: TRUMP’S SECTION 301 TARIFFS AND CHINA’S RESPONSE. By Chad P. Brown for the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) (April 2018). In this policy brief, Brown examines the different sectors and industries that will be most affected by the US’ application of Section 301 measures on China and a separate set of tariffs from China. The report explains, using the matching of product codes, the potential costs of these developments for both sides. To view this policy brief, visit the PIIE website

MAIN ECONOMIC INDICATORS. By the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for OECD (April 2018). Each month, the OECD publishes short-term economic statistics for the OECD countries plus six non-OECD countries. This latest selection provides comparable indicators by subject and detailed country information to allow those from a range of disciplines to analyse and make decisions. To download the report and complete statistics, visit the OECD iLibrary.

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