Speeches


  • 13-October-2018

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    2018 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    Global pacts such as the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement, and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda have raised the level of ambition and financing needs for sustainable development, yet a number of factors are impeding domestic and external capacities to meet these needs.

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  • 13-October-2018

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    2018 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

    2018 IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings - Written Statement to the IMFC

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  • 12-October-2018

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 3: Financing Infrastructure Development

    I would like to start by congratulating again the Argentinian presidency on its Roadmap for Developing Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The roadmap will help us meet the needs of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth and help build connectivity, which will be key in achieving higher productivity, gains in service efficiency, growth in trade and realising greater spillovers from investments.

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  • 11-October-2018

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 2: Ensuring a Resilient International Financial Architecture

    The OECD welcomes the work of the G20 Eminent Persons Group. Its far reaching proposals to reform the global financial architecture and governance provide a lot of food-for-thought on a crucial topic

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  • 10-October-2018

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    Launch of the OECD Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Indonesia

    Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are a key driver of economic growth and social inclusion. In the OECD area, they account for about 70% of total employment and between 50% and 60% of value added. In emerging and developing economies, they contribute to more than one third of GDP and account for between 34% and 52% of formal employment.

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  • 10-October-2018

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    2019-21 OECD-Indonesia Joint Work Programme (JWP) and 2018 Economic Survey of Indonesia

    Since becoming a Key Partner in 2007, the OECD-Indonesia relationship has continued to strengthen. Co-operation has deepened considerably in tax policy and compliance, green growth, SME policies, employment and social protection, international trade and investment, and regulatory reform.

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  • 10-October-2018

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    How Global Trade Can Promote Growth for All

    I am delighted to join you in Bali for today’s high-level event on How Global Trade Can Promote Growth for All. I would like to thank our co-hosts – the WTO, IMF, and World Bank, as well as the Australian Government – for their support and commitment to addressing this important issue.

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  • 8-October-2018

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    GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018: GLOBSEC Gala Dinner & European Award

    I am honoured to receive this GLOBSEC European Award. The Organisation I lead, the OECD, is part of Europe’s story, part of Europe’s history. Originally founded in 1947 as the secretariat of the Marshall Plan, the OECD has been there from the outset of post-war European reconstruction. And the OECD will continue to play its part in Europe’s future by drawing on what we do best: advancing better policies for better lives.

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  • 2-October-2018

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    Barbershop Conference at the OECD: Getting men to mobilise for gender equality

    I am delighted to welcome you to the “Barbershop Conference at the OECD”. Allow me to begin by thanking the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, Mr. Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, for co-hosting our discussion.

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  • 2-October-2018

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    Conference of Paris: “Reshaping Globalization, Mastering Change”

    L’OCDE est ravie d’accueillir, pour la deuxième année consécutive, la Conférence de Paris et d’approfondir notre dialogue avec le Forum économique international des Amériques.

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