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Life expectancy in Chile has increased faster than in most OECD countries over the past few decades, although it still remains almost two years below the OECD average. Further progress in reducing risk factors to health (notably smoking and obesity) and improving access to high-quality health care would help achieve further gains in population health status.
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La expectativa de vida en Chile ha aumentado más rápido que en la mayoría de los países de la OCDE durante las últimas décadas, aunque sigue siendo dos años inferior al promedio de la OCDE. Reducciones en factores de riesgo para la salud (en especial el tabaquismo y la obesidad), como también un mayor acceso a servicios sanitarios de alta calidad mejorarían aún más la salud de la población.
This report provides an overview of frameworks and experience in Latin America and internationally in dealing with the challenges associated with corporate governance of company groups. It describes their economic rationale, benefits and relevance in Latin America, and how they are defined, overseen and regulated. It also delves into some of the risks and more specific challenges involved in ensuring protection of minority shareholder rights and managing or minimising conflicts of interest within groups. It notes the rising importance of Latin American-based multinational company groups. Finally, it reviews existing international and regional guidance on corporate governance of company groups before assessing the more specific policy options and challenges in the region, and describing the conclusions reached by the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable and Task Force on Company Groups based on this report’s findings. Country-specific chapters provide more specific descriptions of the frameworks in place for corporate governance of company groups in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
The end of the mining boom has highlighted the urgent need for Chile to diversify its economy away from commodity-intensive sectors, according to a new OECD report presented by Secretary-General Angel Gurría today.
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Thanks to sound macroeconomic policies and a commodity price boom Chile enjoyed a long phase of strong economic growth and job creation. This allowed living standards to significantly catch up with those in other OECD countries. But despite this remarkable progress, gaps vis-à-vis other OECD countries continue to be large for some well-being dimensions.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
Chile's Foreign Investment Committee (CIEChile) and the OECD are partnering to improve CIEChile's role as an investment promotion agency, enabling the country to attract more and better investment.
Mr. Gurría hosted H.E. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, during her visit to the OECD on Tuesday 9 June 2015, coinciding with the 5th anniversary of Chile’s accession to the OECD.
It is a great honour to welcome President Bachelet once again to the OECD. After five years of membership, Chile has become one of our most active and relevant members.