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  • Colombia: Raise productivity and make growth more inclusive

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    25 May 2017

    The Colombian economy has been more resilient than other Latin American countries to lower commodities prices, but the latest OECD Economic Survey of Colombia warns that while key reforms and current policies have helped the economy adapt, more can be done to boost productivity, improve the business environment and make growth more inclusive.

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  • Financial education: Many teenagers struggle to understand money matters

    24 May 2017

    Around a quarter of students are unable to make even simple decisions on everyday spending, while just one in ten can understand complex issues, such as income tax, according to an OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test of financial literacy among some 48,000 15 year-olds in 15 countries and economies.

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  • Environment: Taking action on climate change will boost economic growth

    23 May 2017

    Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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  • Economy: African growth slows, but rebound expected

    22 May 2017

    Africa’s economic growth slowed from 3.4% in 2015 to 2.2% in 2016 due to low commodity prices, a weak global recovery and adverse weather affecting agriculture, according to the African Economic Outlook 2017. A rebound is expected in 2017-18. The report argues that entrepreneurs can help accelerate the region’s industrial transformation.

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  • Economy: Continued slowdown in productivity growth weighs down on living standards

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    18 May 2017

    The slowdown in productivity growth, already under way before the crisis, combined with sluggish investment, has continued to undermine rises in economic output and material living standards in many of the world’s economies, according to a new OECD report.

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  • OECD Forum 2017

    Inclusive growth, Digitalisation, and Trust will be key themes in the 2017 OECD Forum, to be held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 6-7 June, under the title of Bridging Divides. For more about the programme, participants and registration, and to catch up on related content, visit www.oecd.org/forum.

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  • OECD Better Life Index


    What’s important for your well-being? Create your Better Life Index or see how your country fares based on OECD quality of life indicators such as education, health and civic engagement. Share what’s important to you and explore what matters most to users from around the world.

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  • Tax Inspectors Without Borders


    Tax Inspectors Without Borders sends highly-qualified tax experts to developing countries that request help with audits of multinational companies. Its pilot projects have already brought in over $260 million in revenue. Visit www.tiwb.org.

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