Biographical note of Chile's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
This review focuses on advancing the performance-management vision of the Comptroller General of the Republic of Chile with a view to enhance the relevance and positive impact of its work on accountability and decision making within the public administration.
The average worker in Chile faced a tax burden on labour income (tax wedge) of 7.0% in 2013 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%. Chile had the lowest tax burden of the 34 OECD member countries in this respect.
Chile has made positive efforts to implement the Convention, but there has not been a single foreign bribery conviction. Chile did not sufficiently investigate several of the six foreign bribery allegations that have surfaced since 2001. Chile should improve its investigative and detection efforts, says OECD
Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.
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This book provides, from an international perspective, an independent analysis of major issues facing teacher evaluation, current policy initiatives, and possible future approaches in Chile.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed today Chile’s recent steps to strengthen international tax co-operation.
In recent years, the region has achieved impressive progress. Following one lost decade and two decades of huge effort, the majority of Latin American countries now have consolidated democracies, functioning public institutions, stable finances, economies that are open to trade flows and investment, and an increasing number of transnational enterprises.
Sound macroeconomic policies and the commodity boom have helped Chile record an enviable period of economic growth and job creation. Further reforms are needed to make the labour market more inclusive and growth greener, while more could be done to support innovation and entrepreneurship, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Chile.
After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America is facing headwinds associated with declining trade, a moderation in commodity prices and increasing uncertainty over external financial conditions, according to the latest Latin American Economic Outlook jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre, the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and CAF - Development Bank of Latin America.