I believe your premise may be flawed. Based on past observation, Google updates dmoz data in phases:
1) Google Search results reflect recent ODP data ("tags").
2) Google Directory search results reflect recent ODP data.
3) Google Directory catalog pages reflect recent ODP data.
You may be partially correct that phase 1 does not immediately occur as a complete representation of the ODP data being refreshed. If not, my guess is it would happen within just a couple days.
As of this writing, I don't think phase 2 has started. Do a normal Google search of:
* APEC insurance
"Managing Regulatory Change in Life Insurance and Pensions" is one of the results (the third when I searched). I listed this in mid-April, and Google shows the correct ODP category (even though directory.google.com does not yet include the newish category).
If you do the same search at directory.google.com, the listing is not found. And, obviously since the category does not yet exist at directory.google.com, phase 3 is not complete.
(Wow -- as I was checking this text before final posting, Phase 2 was occurring. A search of directory.google.com now finds it. 10 minutes ago, it did not. :)
[edited by: RFranzen at 6:12 pm (utc) on July 11, 2003]