Half a century of country surveys online

The entire collection of OECD‘s country economic surveys has now been made accessible online at the OECD i-Library. Published regularly since the creation of the OECD in 1961, and to mark the Organisation’s 50th anniversary, this online archive offers a unique historical perspective of the economic changes OECD countries have undergone since 1961. It is an invaluable resource for anyone tracing their efforts to rebuild their economies after World War II, addressing the oil crisis in the 1970s, the dot.com revolution and bubble, and the economic, educational and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

 The OECD iLibrary country studies archive is a valuable research resource for journalists, academics and the public, and represents the only analytical content on the OECD iLibrary that spans the full 50-year history of the OECD.  

The availability online offers a tool for in-depth historical country comparisons across 50 years of political and global change, as well as revealing how OECD recommendations have helped shape modern economies.

 Access to the iLibrary country studies archive is at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/16097513

Visit www.oecd-ilibrary.org

©OECD Observer No 286 Q3 2011




Economic data

GDP growth: +0.5% Q2 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 1.6% September 2019 annual
Trade: -1.9% exp, -0.9% imp, Q2 2019
Unemployment: 5.1% August 2019
Last update: 6 November 2019

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