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In Latin American and Caribbean countries the population is growing faster than the world average, intensifying land use and increasing urbanisation. The region is also prone to the negative impact of climate change and natural disasters, putting further pressure on natural resources.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.
People with university degrees have suffered far fewer job losses during the global economic crisis than those who left school without qualifications, according to the latest edition of the OECD’s annual Education at a Glance.
Korea tops a new OECD PISA survey that tests how 15-year olds use computers and the Internet to learn. The next best performers were New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong-Kong China and Iceland.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría expressed his congratulations to Chile’s new President, Sebastián Piñera, on the occasion of his inauguration, and assured him of the support of the OECD.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría expressed sympathy and solidarity with the people of Chile in the wake of the tragic effects of the earthquake.
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Statement by Ms Marigen Hornkohl Venegas, Minister of Agriculture, Chile to the OECD Agriculture Ministerial Meeting 2010
Chile, now on the path to becoming the OECD’s newest member, is emerging from recession relatively fast on the back of government stimulus measures and a rebound in copper export prices, says a new OECD report.
Chile, que está en camino de convertirse en el miembro 31 de la OCDE, emerge de la recesión impulsado por las medidas de estímulo del gobierno y un repunte de los precios de exportación del cobre, según relata un nuevo estudio de la OCDE.
El Secretario General de la OCDE, Angel Gurría y el Ministro de Finanzas de Chile, Andrés Velasco, firmaron hoy en el Palacio de La Moneda y en presencia de la Presidenta de Chile Michelle Bachelet, el convenio de adhesión de este país a la OCDE.