Speeches


20-September-2010

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Launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the United States

Supported by substantial stimulus measures, the US economy has started to grow again after the economic crisis but Mr. Gurría argued that efficient spending would be key to strenghten public finances. In this respect, the recent health-care reform, which includes measures to reduce the growth in health-care spending, is an important landmark, Mr. Gurría stated.

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20-September-2010

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Domestic resources mobilisation: Achieving development and the MDGs in a sustainable way

Equitable and efficient tax systems and administrations have an important role to play in securing domestic funding for development, according to Angel Gurría. He added that African policy makers need to reform tax systems and generate revenues, to complement external sources of financing, such as official development assistance, remittances and foreign direct investment.

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20-September-2010

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Launch of the report on mutual review of development effectiveness in Africa 2010

Attending the UN summit on the Millenium Development Goals, Angel Gurría highlighted four priority issues for Africa: we need to complement Africa’s efforts in domestic resource mobilisation by an effective international action to tackle tax havens, illicit financial flows, bribery and corruption. We also need to re-double our efforts to drive forward multilateral trade liberalisation. We must direct aid to where the need is greatest

17-September-2010

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Finance: review of causes and management of the crisis

At the heart of the crisis are failures of financial regulation, of supervision, of risk management and of corporate governance.

7-September-2010

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Investing in the Future

Educational policies need to be based on a solid understanding of how effectively economies use their talent pool, and of how better skills will translate into better jobs, higher productivity, and ultimately, better economic and social outcomes, according to Angel Gurría.

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26-August-2010

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XVIIIème Conférence des Ambassadeurs

Commentant la Présidence future du G20 par la France, M. Gurría souligne que si l'édifice économique mondial ne s'est pas effondré pendant la crise, c'est le résultat d'une mobilisation et coordination des gouvernements sans précédent et que le G20 en a été le théâtre principal.

20-July-2010

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Launch of the Economic Survey of South Africa

In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that key short-term task is to consolidate the emergence from recession. Looking further out, a key challenge is to make better use of South Africa’s abundant resources, both human and physical. Although growth performance has improved, South Africa stands out as having achieved no convergence on OECD average GDP per capita since 1994. The substantial civil and political liberties enjoyed in South

20-July-2010

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The OECD’s Innovation Strategy: Policies to Turn Ideas into Human Progress

In this speech, Angel Gurría called for countries to rethink their policies to nurture and guide innovation, noting that innovation needs to be seen as a system.

20-July-2010

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Economic Survey of South Africa: Discussion with the National Economic Development and Labour Council

In his remarks Angel Gurría noted that the civil and political liberties enjoyed by South Africans are to a great extent thwarted by the burdens of joblessness, poverty, insecurity and poor education. The only way to meet the economic and social objectives of the government and the people of South Africa is to make better use of the country’s abundant resources, both human and physical, to promote and sustain faster growth.

12-July-2010

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Launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook 2010

Speaking at the launch of the OECD International Migration Outlook, A. Gurría said that ensuring good labour force outcomes for immigrants is not just desirable; it is a key element of a fair recovery strategy.

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