Speeches


  • 17-July-2015

    English

    Launch of the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa

    The social progress South Africa has made over the past two decades is impressive. The transition to democracy has of course been a defining feature, and successive governments have implemented policies to increase well-being. The expansion of social grants has lifted many South Africans out of absolute poverty. This progress has been underpinned by a sound framework for macroeconomic policy.

  • 15-July-2015

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    Leveraging pension funds for financing infrastructure development in Africa

    The impact of smart investment goes beyond private interests. Investing in infrastructure - especially social infrastructure - can connect communities, enhance social cohesion and make economic growth benefit the people. Yet, as the demand for infrastructure increases with growth, trade and urbanisation, developing countries are struggling to meet their infrastructure needs.

  • 14-July-2015

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    Making the connection: Linking transparency and information exchange to domestic resource mobilisation

    It is a testament to how important this issue is that we have so many eminent Ministers and officials from OECD Global Forum member countries and observer organisations here. The Forum today has 127 members, of which more than half are developing countries. We are working on an equal footing to monitor commitments to global tax transparency standards because it is a global issue, and we are very much in it together!

  • 14-July-2015

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    International Business Forum

    The landscape of development finance has changed significantly since Monterrey in 2002 and Doha in 2008. There is now a clear understanding that the resource implications for the Sustainable Development Goals require not only scaled-up Official Development Assistance but also massive mobilisation of private investment and more effective domestic tax collection.

  • 14-July-2015

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  • 13-July-2015

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    Launch of Tax Inspectors without Borders

    With the establishment of Tax Inspectors Without Borders, a new, niche area of technical support is now available. By creating a framework to address the confidentiality and conflict of interest concerns that previously prevented tax inspectors from assisting each other in this way, TIWB now paves the way for real-time, hands on help to developing countries to improve tax collection.

  • 13-July-2015

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    Third International Conference on Financing for Development - Roundtable 1: Global partnership and the three dimensions of sustainable development

    The post-2015 sustainable development agenda will require the mobilisation of a wide array of domestic and international resources from both public and private actors. To deliver this we will have to work together at the multilateral level to ensure the strongest global partnership.

  • 13-July-2015

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    Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Side event on strengthening international cooperation to mobilise and measure public finance for sustainable development

    This is an exciting year. We have the potential to put in place a global framework to both tackle the unfinished business of the MDGs, and go further, building a sustainable, inclusive and better future for all. And while success won’t depend only on our ability to find the money, it is clear that adequate resources will be a crucial ingredient if we are to realise our aspirations.

  • 10-July-2015

    English

    OECD’s Gurría welcomes adoption of France’s Loi Macron

    With the passage of the law for Growth, Activity and Equality of Opportunities, the French government has taken a step forward in its efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of the economy,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today.

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  • 9-July-2015

    English

    Launch of the 2015 Employment Outlook

    Unemployment is finally coming down in most countries. But we need to step up our efforts to make sure that millions of workers hit hard by the crisis are not left behind by the recovery.

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