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1 SESSION 4 THE WAY FORWARD Wilfrid LEGG OECD Secretariat.

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1 1 SESSION 4 THE WAY FORWARD Wilfrid LEGG OECD Secretariat

2 2 CONTEXT r Ministerial Mandate 2001 r Ad Hoc Group on Sustainable Development r Specialist Committees r Comparative advantage of OECD

3 3 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Subsidies l Stocktaking (2004) and on-going Sectoral Work l Using existing definitions l Link with National accounts

4 4 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Environmental Harmful Subsidies l Report to Ministers in 2004 l Specific sectoral work –Agricultural, Fisheries, Transport, Energy, Industry r Use the Checklist... l with a view to identify usefulness with existing data... sectoral case studies

5 5 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Questions for Workshop to address l Priorities in terms of size of subsidies? l Priorities in terms of environmental impacts? l What is the minimum information needed to get the picture... as an input to provide good policy advice? l What can we learn from GE models?

6 6 ROLE FOR THE OECD l Short-term: try out the checklist for the report for the Ministers in 2004 (work to be completed by end of 2003) l Medium-term: understanding linkages between subsidies and Sustainable Development

7 7 ROLE FOR THE OECD l Sectoral work... –To better understand the linkages of the different elements of the checklist. –Peer reviews of checklist in specialist committees. –Get raw data and contextual policy information.

8 8 CO-OPERATION r Subsidies and National Accounts r IGOs and NGOs r Networking


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