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Bid rigging costs governments and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. In 2011, the OECD will for the first time directly assist a member country, Mexico, as it implements tighter public procurement processes.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría reaffirmed the Organisation's support to G20 at an event to mark the OECD 50th anniversary and the start of the French G20 presidency.
At COP16, Angel Gurría stated that "Green and Growth go well together and can become a win-win outcome for advanced, emerging and developing countries. (...) Cancun should; Cancun must; Cancun can!"
In his remarks, A. Gurría said that countries need to be ambitious in taking unilateral actions and that a cost-effective approach to reducing emissions could cost just a fraction of a percentage point of GDP per year.
Angel Gurría declared that "We need a legacy of action in which we take concerted action to mitigate and build sufficient climate resilience to accommodate a further 2 to 3 billion people plus rising living standards across the world."
In his presentation of the PISA results, A. Gurría underlined that education is the single most critical investment to raise the long-run growth potential of countries
In his remarks, A. Gurría said that the middle sectors in Latin America are closer to the disadvantaged than to the affluent in many aspects.
El buen gobierno corporativo y la integridad son clave para restaurar la legitimidad de la economía de mercado y nos ayudarán a convertir la globalización en un vehículo eficaz para el progreso de la humanidad.
Aunque la clase media en América Latina está creciendo y comienza a ser un motor para el progreso económico, continúa siendo económicamente vulnerable en comparación con los países de alto ingreso de la OCDE, de acuerdo al Secretario General de la OCDE.
Good corporate governance practices will be key to restoring the legitimacy of the market economy and helping us turn globalisation into an effective vehicle for human progress, said A. Gurría.