Speeches


  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Brazil

    25 million people have been lifted out of poverty in only a decade. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down, albeit from high levels, as the incomes of the poorest 10% have increased at three times the rate of the richest 10% since 2003.

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  • 3-November-2015

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    Launch of Brazil-OECD Programme of Work 2016-2017

    At a critical juncture in Brazil’s social, economic and political development, this programme opens an important new chapter in our bilateral relationship, laying out the blueprint for our enhanced cooperation going forward.

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  • 3-November-2015

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    International Seminar on Governance and Development: Good Practices and the Role of External Control - Opening remarks

    We are here today because we share a common cause: better governance for better lives. And, today, we have an excellent opportunity to reflect on the vital role of supreme audit institutions – or SAIs – in achieving this goal.

  • 3-November-2015

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    OECD-CADE Seminar on Public Procurement and Collusion: Opening remarks

    Today I want to talk about the particular importance of competition in public procurement. In most countries, this is one of the largest government spending activities, accounting for 4.3 trillion euros in OECD countries alone in 2013. In Brazil, public procurement represents just over a quarter of total government expenditure.

  • 30-October-2015

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    Visit of H.E. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay: Welcome remarks

    Uruguay becomes the Development Centre’s 51st member and our 10th from Latin America and the Caribbean. There is much to learn from Uruguay’s experience. Over the last few decades, Uruguay has skilfully navigated its way through economic and political turbulence, demonstrating its resilience and resolve. And its achievements are impressive.

  • 29-October-2015

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    Opening of the 2015 Global Forum on Competition

    I am delighted to open this Global Forum on Competition, which every year brings together competition authorities from all over the world. In today’s world of persistent low growth, high unemployment, rising inequality, and eroding trust, this meeting serves as an opportunity to explore how competition policy can enhance productivity, promote job creation and stimulate much-needed inclusive growth.

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  • 28-October-2015

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    Public Governance Ministerial Meeting: Plenary session remarks

    Today’s discussions focus on the importance of good governance for inclusive and sustainable growth. This is a vast topic – as can be seen from the diversity of issues to be covered in the Ministerial labs later this morning – so I’d like to focus on two key areas: the role of regulation; and the imperative to shape a new vision for the public service.

  • 27-October-2015

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    Public Governance Ministerial Meeting: Remarks at official dinner

    At an international level, we continue to face many challenges – slow growth, unemployment, growing inequality, loss of trust – all the legacies of the crisis. We are also confronting the risk of dramatic consequences from climate change. But, crucially, we face a growing appetite for action. For results.

  • 26-October-2015

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