Since the beginning of the 21st century, Panama has exhibited remarkable economic growth and has reduced the gap in terms of income per capita with high-income countries. Social progress has also been achieved, mainly through the reduction of poverty and advances in some well-being dimensions. However, challenges remain with regard to overcoming the so-called middle-income trap and consolidating the middle-class. This first volume of the Multi-dimensional Country Review of Panama identifies the main barriers to further inclusive development. It highlights that promoting equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth and improving the well-being of all citizens should be at the core of Panama’s development strategies.
The publication Revenue Statistics in Africa is jointly undertaken by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration and the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). It compiles comparable tax revenue and non-tax revenue statistics for sixteen countries in Africa: Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Togo, Tunisia and Uganda. The model is the OECD Revenue Statistics database which is a fundamental reference, backed by a well-established methodology, for OECD member countries. Extending the OECD methodology to African countries enables comparisons about tax levels and tax structures on a consistent basis, both among African economies and with OECD, Latin American, Caribbean and Asian economies.
2017 OECD EMnet Meeting on Africa "The future of Africa: Industrialisation, Technology and Entrepreneurship"
Haiti is a country characterised by large emigration flows: emigrants, mostly residing in North America and the Dominican Republic, represent 11% of the population. And the growing diaspora and remittances sent back to families and friends, more than 2000 million USD in 2015, have the potential to contribute to development and reconstruction in Haiti.
With 26.9% of its population aged between 15 and 29, Peru has a demographic dividend to reap that can further boost its development. It is expected to last until the year 2038, after which the share of the dependent population will be larger than the working-age population. Adopting a National Youth Strategy would be a step forward to ensuring the well-being and active role of Peruvian youth in the economy and society.
As countries are increasingly concerned with the future of globalisation and industry and their role in global production networks, defining and implementing policies for economic transformation that deliver on the competitive, social, and environmental goals has become paramount. The complex and fast-changing global economic landscape calls for a better understanding of the ongoing technological and industrial re-organisation, to enable policy makers to better plan and act for the present and the future. The Production Transformation Policy Reviews (PTPRs) are the policy tool for assessment and guidance on strategies for economic transformation. Developed within the framework of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development, the PTPRs provide a guiding framework to inform policy choices on competitiveness.
This document clarifies the rationale for the PTPRs as a policy assessment and guidance tool, presents the conceptual framework, clarifies the value proposition, and provides information about the review process.
El Perú, con un 26.9% de su población en el grupo etario de 15 a 29, puede aprovechar su dividendo demográfico para impulsar aún más su desarrollo. Se espera que este dividendo dure hasta 2038, cuando la proporción de población dependiente comenzará a superar la proporción de población en edad de trabajar.
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Youth Photo Contest Poster
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¿Cómo imaginas el futuro del trabajo y qué te ves haciendo? ¿Cuáles son tus aspiraciones? Envíanos una fotografía que represente tus aspiraciones, cómo ves el futuro del trabajo y tu futuro profesional.
Concurso de fotografía para jóvenes: Sácale una foto a tu futuro - El objetivo del concurso es capturar las diversas aspiraciones de los jóvenes de todo el mundo e influir en el debate político para mejorar el futuro del trabajo para los jóvenes.