• 7-November-2014


    Special Meeting of the OECD Council: Address by the President of Colombia

    "Since first taking office in 2010, President Santos has drawn on his considerable experience, both as an economist and as a former Finance and Foreign Trade Minister, to lead his country through a series of ambitious reforms and in advancing Colombia on the path to peace, prosperity and membership of the OECD. The Colombian people saw fit to reward his efforts in 2014 with a well-deserved re-election."

  • 7-November-2014


    Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, at the OECD on 7 November 2014

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will host at the OECD Mr. Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia, on 7 November 2014.

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  • 6-November-2014

    English, PDF, 638kb

    Education at a Glance 2014: Colombia

    In Colombia, 42% of 25-64 year-old attained at least upper secondary education, a much smaller proportion than the OECD average of 75%. Only China, Indonesia, Mexico, Portugal and Turkey have smaller proportions (varying from 22% in China to 38% in Portugal).

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  • 5-November-2014

    Spanish, PDF, 733kb

    Education at a Glance 2014: Colombia (Spanish)

    En Colombia, el 42% de la población de 25 a 64 años tiene como mínimo educación media superior; una proporción mucho menor que el promedio de la OCDE de 75%. Sólo China, Indonesia, México, Portugal y Turquía tienen porcentajes más bajos (que van del 22% en China al 38% en Portugal.

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  • 3-July-2014


    OECD Reviews of Innovation Policy: Colombia 2014

    This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.

    The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.

  • 20-June-2014


    Government at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean – Country notes

    These country notes contain indicators which compare the political and institutional frameworks of national governments as well as revenues and expenditures, employment, and compensation.

  • 7-May-2014

    English, PDF, 252kb

    Services Trade Restrictiveness Index Country Note: Colombia

    A two-page OECD summary and analysis of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for Colombia.

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  • 5-May-2014


    Defining the Relevant Market in Telecommunications

    This report sets out the experiences of OECD countries in applying the concept of market definition in the telecommunications sector, with a particular focus on triple- and quadruple-play services. The findings are then related to existing regulations in Colombia to verify whether the relevant markets defined in regulatory decisions are consistent with the competition economics approach to identifying relevant markets.

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  • 24-April-2014


    International community continues making progress on tax transparency

    The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.

  • 22-April-2014


    Climate Resilience in Development Planning - Experiences in Colombia and Ethiopia

    Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals.

    This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build climate resilience in developing countries. It argues that climate-resilient development requires moving beyond the climate-proofing of existing development pathways, to consider economic development objectives and resilience priorities in parallel. Achieving this will require political vision and a clear understanding of the relation between climate and development, as well as an adapted institutional set-up, financing arrangements, and progress monitoring and evaluation. The report also discusses two priorities for climate-resilient development: disaster risk management and the involvement of the private sector.

    The report builds on a growing volume of country experiences on building climate resilience into national development planning. Two country case studies, Ethiopia and Colombia, are discussed in detail.

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