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.
Mr. Angel Gurría will travel to Cádiz, Spain, on 16th and 17th November 2012, to participate in the XXII Iberoamerican Summit gathering the Heads of State and Government of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The OECD Development Centre is co-organising, with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, a seminar on "Measuring progress towards gender equality: where do we stand?" in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Southeast Asian Economic Outlook: with Perspectives on China and India (SAEO) is an annual publication on Asia’s economic growth, development and regional integration process.
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2013: SME Policies for Productive Development will be launched at the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, Spain, on Friday 16 November. This long-standing flagship of the OECD Development Centre is co-published with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
As keynote, Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses participants at the 2012 Canning Conference focusing on "Latin America on the Global Stage" held in London. He stresses the role of SMEs and the need for inclusive growth with reduced inequality as the way forward.
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The International Economic Forum on Africa - organised by the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Development Programme, and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. This year, the Forum will focus on African youth: training, employment and prospects for the future.
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