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The OECD Observer magazine presents concise, up-to-date and authoritative analysis of world economic, social and environmental issues. Since 1962 it has been keeping policymakers, business people, NGOs, researchers and journalists ahead of the policy debate. It is a catalyst for new discussion and ideas, and a source of key data.
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  • Planning and development editor: Diana Klein
  • Writers: Brian Keeley, Patrick Love
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  • Editorial assistant: Neïla Bachene
  • Associate French editor: Ileana Epsztajn
  • Associate writer: Lyndon Thompson
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NOTE: All signed articles in the OECD Observer express the opinions of the authors
and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

All rights reserved. OECD 2014