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In his speech, A. Gurría said measuring progress is not an end in itself but a means to improve policies that affect the well-being of people.
In his remarks to "Making Reform Happen", Angel Gurría said that "well-designed and well-implemented reforms yield a triple dividend. They lift output and employment; they strengthen public budgets and they rebalance global demand."
Latin America’s position in the global political arena is getting stronger. Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are members of the G20. Chile is a country of best practices when it comes to sustainable public finances or the pension system. And the region as...
Economic activity in OECD countries will gradually pick up steam over the coming two years, but the recovery will be uneven and unemployment will remain persistently high, according to OECD Secretary General, Angel Gurría.
Angel Gurría recalled the role played by the OECD Bologna Process and Charter and the "need to harness the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs in the fight against unemployment, social exclusion and poverty" in his remarks to the “Bologna+10” High-level Meeting.
In his remarks for the launch of the Environmental Performance Review of Japan, Angel Gurría noted that "Japan has made good progress in addressing a range of traditional environmental problems including air and water pollution, and waste management."
Opening the Socialist International council meeting hosted at the OECD, Mr. Gurría said that the crisis has revealed a growing loss of trust in the institutions. Political leaders and the Socialist International in particular, have a mandate for change and a duty to rebuild confidence by developping a new growth model for the 21st Century with a strong social dimension, he added.
To the Public Governance Ministerial Meeting, Angel Gurría underlined that "Trust is a key intangible asset, necessary for the functioning of our market economies", that "Trust is also needed for governments to undertake the necessary reforms to restore long-term sustainable growth."
At the Global Green Growth Conference 2010, Angel Gurría pointed out that 'Green Growth has the potential to shape the 21st century', that 'Green is compatible with growth; it is a source of growth.'
Governments need to become more effective in matching students’ and workers’ skills to the new needs of markets and having effective teachers that can do the job, according to Angel Gurría.