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  • 20-January-2021

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    Good regulatory practices and co-operation in trade agreements - A historical perspective and stocktaking

    This paper presents a stocktaking of standalone chapters in trade agreements dedicated to good regulatory practices and international regulatory co-operation. While standalone regulatory policy chapters in trade agreements remain a new development, they signal countries’ increasing interest in elevating the visibility and ambition of regulatory policy, in line with their commitments in the 2012 OECD Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance and the 2005 APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform. Still, the level of ambition of these chapters varies widely depending on the state of play of regulatory policy in trading partners. By comparing the main substantive and structural features of these chapters, this stocktaking aims to inform the development of similar chapters in future trade agreements.
  • 3-December-2020

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Colombia

    The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Colombia increased by 0.4 percentage points from 19.3% in 2018 to 19.7% in 2019. Between 2018 and 2019 the OECD average decreased from 33.9% to 33.8%.

  • 17-November-2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing - A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard

    The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The report documents an increase in demand for bank lending in the first half of 2020, and a steady supply of credit thanks to government interventions. On the other hand, other sources of finance declined, in particular early-stage equity. This paper, a special edition of Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs, focuses on the impacts of COVID-19 on SME access to finance, along with government policy responses. It reveals that the pre-crisis financing environment was broadly favourable for SMEs and entrepreneurs, who benefited from low interest rates, loose credit standards and an increasingly diverse offer of financing instruments. It documents the unprecedented scope and scale of the policy responses undertaken by governments world-wide, and details their key characteristics, and outlines the principal issues and policy challenges for the next phases of the pandemic, such as the over-indebtedness of SMEs and the need to continue to foster a diverse range of financing instruments for SMEs.
  • 16-November-2020

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    Global Teaching InSights - A Video Study of Teaching

    What does teaching look like? What practices are most impactful? By directly observing teaching in the classroom, this study trialled new research methods to shed light on these key questions for raising student outcomes around the world. This report provides a detailed account of classroom management, social and emotional support, and instructional practices in the classrooms of eight countries and economies, drawing upon the observation of lesson videos and instructional materials, the analysis of teacher and student questionnaires, and the measurement of students’ cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes.
  • 9-October-2020

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    International Summer School for community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The School organises specialised courses on socio-economic development and creates an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean that deals with cooperation and local development issues.

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  • 28-September-2020

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    Using Google data to understand governments’ approval in Latin America

    This paper studies the potential drivers of governments’ approval rates in 18 Latin American countries using Internet search query data from Google Trends and traditional data sources. It employs monthly panel data between January 2006 and December 2015. The analysis tests several specifications including traditional explanatory variables of governments’ approval rates – i.e. inflation, unemployment rate, GDP growth, output gap – and subjective explanatory variables – e.g. perception of corruption and insecurity. For the latter, it uses Internet search query data to proxy citizens’ main social concerns, which are expected to drive governments’ approval rates. The results show that the perception of corruption and insecurity, and complaints about public services have a statistically significant association with governments’ approval rates. This paper also discusses the potential of Internet search query data as a tool for policy makers to understand better citizens’ perceptions, since it provides highly anonymous and high-frequency series in real-time.
  • 24-September-2020

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, launching the 2020 OECD Latin American Economic Outlook, in a virtual side event hosted by Colombia in the context of the UN General Assembly, on 24 September 2020

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, launched the 2020 OECD Latin American Economic Outlook, in a virtual side event hosted by Colombia in the context of the UN General Assembly, on 24 September 2020.

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  • 9-September-2020

    Spanish

    Conferencia de Alto Nivel : “Repotenciando la Economía Colombiana a través de la Transformación Digital”

    Son tiempos muy difíciles para todos nuestros países miembros. La crisis del COVID-19 nos está planteando desafíos enormes en todas las áreas de las políticas públicas. También está poniendo en evidencia las enormes ventajas de la transformación digital y la gran importancia de la conectividad.

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  • 9-September-2020

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, speaking at Repowering the Colombian Economy Through Digital Transformation, 9 September 2020

    On 9 September 2020, Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will participate in a high-level conference on Repowering the Colombian Economy Through Digital Transformation, organised by the government of Colombia, alongside Ms. Marta Lucia Ramírez de Rincón, Vice-President of Colombia, as well as several Ministers and OECD Directors.

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  • 3-September-2020

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    Panorama de la Salud 2019 - Indicadores de la OCDE

    Panorama de la Salud presenta comparativos de indicadores clave de salud pública y el desempeño de los sistemas de salud de los países miembros de la OCDE, candidatos y países socios. La edición 2019 presenta los más recientes datos comparables de 80 indicadores, reflejando las diferencias entre países en el estado de salud, factores de riesgo, acceso y calidad del cuidado, y los recursos financieros y físicos disponibles para la salud.

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