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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2016, Middle East and Central Asia

The MCD REO provides forecasts as to the economic outlook over 6 to 12 months of its publication date for the Middle East and Central Asia region.

Breaking the Oil Spell

The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

This book discusses efforts by GCC countries to diversify their economies, and takes lessons from other countries that have generated long-term growth.

Risk-based meat inspection in a Nordic context

Risk-based meat inspection in a Nordic context »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Truls Nesbakken , and Paul Skjaker

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314404

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Animal Origin, Meat Inspection, Country of Origin, Nordic Countries, EU Legislation, Risk-based Meat Inspection

The Regulation of official control on products of animal origin gives the opportunity for amending or supplementing existing procedures for meat inspection, whilst taking into account scientific and technical progr...

Sewage sludge fertilization of conifer forests in the Nordic countries and North America

Sewage sludge fertilization of conifer forests in the Nordic countries and North America »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289312806

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Society Development, Ecological Sustainability, Sewage Sludge Directive, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Silviculture, Nordic Countries

In the society development towards increased ecological sustainability, decreasing landfill and increasing reuse of sewage sludge are of high priority. Within the European Union, a revision of the regulations for r...

The Environment and Public Procurement
			: Common Nordic Procurement Criteria?

The Environment and Public Procurement : Common Nordic Procurement Criteria? »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289314459

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Public Procurement, Environmental Considerations, Common Nordic Procurement Criteria, Economy and national budget, National Auspices, Nordic Environmental Labelling Scheme

In order to assist public procurement in facing up to environmental considerations, criteria have been developed in the Nordic countries over the last 15 years for a number of product groups both under national aus...

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
			: In a Nordic Perspective

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) : In a Nordic Perspective »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289316194

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Capture of CO2, Industrial Processes, Geological Storage, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, Climate Context, Specifically Pertaining

Capture of CO2 from industrial processes and geological storage may become a major option to mitigate man-made emissions of CO2. This study aims at providing understanding of the current state of carbon dioxide cap...

Defining reference conditions for coastal areas in the Baltic Sea

Defining reference conditions for coastal areas in the Baltic Sea »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Juris Aigars , Elinor Andrén , Annemarie Clarke , Daniel Conley , Torbjørn Johnsen , Steve Juggins , Atte Korhola , Richard Telford , Sirje Vilbaste , and Kaarina Weckström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315692

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Aim of DEFINE, Water Framework Directive (WFD), Palaeoecological Approach, Diatom-based Transfer Functions, Total Nitrogen (TN), Concentrations in Estuaries and Coastal Areas

The overall aim of DEFINE is to provide a methodology to define reference conditions for nutrient concentrations in the coastal zone of the Baltic Sea. This will aid the national authorities that surround the Balti...

Nordic Seabird Colony Databases
			: Results of a Nordic project on seabird breeding colonies in Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard

Nordic Seabird Colony Databases : Results of a Nordic project on seabird breeding colonies in Faroes, Greenland, Iceland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Vidar Bakken , David Boertmann , Harvey Goodwin , Anders Mosbech , Bergur Olsen , Aevar Petersen , and Hallvard Ström

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2006

ISBN: 9789289313018

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Arctic Nordic Action Plan, Seabird Colonies, Colony Survey Data, Study Plot Information, Format Harmonization, Conservation Status

Internationally important seabird resources are found in the Nordic countries (Greenland, Faeroes, Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Svalbard). To fulfill a recommendation of the Arctic Nordic Action Plan 1999, a project was...

Visitor monitoring in nature areas
			: A manual based on experiences from the Nordic and Baltic countries

Visitor monitoring in nature areas : A manual based on experiences from the Nordic and Baltic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789162012588

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Importance of Nature Tourism, Ensure Quality Recreation Experiences, Tourism Development, Efficient Protection of Nature, Cultural Heritage, Manual Includes Guidelines

The importance of nature tourism and outdoor recreation is increasing in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Information on visitors to nature areas is needed for managing outdoor recreation to ensure quality recreati...

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment

The Nordic Energy Markets and Environment »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9789289316255

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Natural, Political Priorities, Energy Sector, District Heat, Domestic Energy Resources, Economy and national budget

Natural resources and political priorities have formed the energy sector through the last century. Especially the development of grid-dependent energies such as electricity, district heat, and natural gas has been...

Mergers, Alliances and Acquisitions in the Nordic Agro and Food industry
			:  - present situation and future development

Mergers, Alliances and Acquisitions in the Nordic Agro and Food industry : - present situation and future development »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2004

ISBN: 9789289310161

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Nordic Agro and Food Industry, Positive Development, Agricultural Industry, Agricultural Sector, Nordic Agro and Food Industry, Financial Performance

A strong agro and food industry is one of the best means for securing a healthy and stable financial development in the agricultural industry. As the concentration of enterprises in the retail industry and the agro...

The labour supply of low-skilled - incentives in the unemployment insurance systems
			: A comparative description based on Nordic countries

The labour supply of low-skilled - incentives in the unemployment insurance systems : A comparative description based on Nordic countries »

Series: Nordic Council of Ministers

Author(s): Iben Bolvig , Inés Hardoy , Merja Kauhanen , Reija Lilja , and Marianne Røed

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9789289315715

Keywords: Nordic, Norden, Baltic, Baltics, Labour Supply, Unemployment Insurance Systems, Nordic Countries, Labour Market Situation, Low Skilled Adults, Unemployment Benefit System

The labour supply of low-skilled - incentives in the unemployment insurance systems. A comparative description based on Nordic countriesIn this report we describe and discuss the changing character of unemployment...