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This paper joins the debate on the size of the middle class in Latin America, analysing its structure and characteristics. The paper investigates inter-class mobility potential and its evolution over time.
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2012: Transforming the State for Development was launched at the Ibero-American Summit in Asunción, Paraguay, on Friday 28 October at 12:00 GMT-4.
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Summary of the Social Cohesion in Southeast Asia Experts' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 July 2011: co-organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, King Prajadhipok’s Institute and the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand.
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In this paper, we study political economy aspects and the policy making process of reforms in what we identify as the five critical steps through the “life cycle” of a policy reform: the Planning, Dialogue, Adoption, Implementation and Sustainability stages.
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Asian growth will moderate in the coming months as global uncertainty casts a shadow over Asian economies with deterioration in business and consumer sentiments and a negative reaction in financial markets. Asian countries need to be vigilant of macroeconomic management.
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Based on historical databases on SWFs’ transactions, this paper shows that SWFs can facilitate up to 50% of the investment needs in infrastructure in Africa over the next decade. However, there are specific barriers to SWF investments, both in the short and longer term.
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How weak is stabilization from the Personal Income Tax in Latin America? An analysis based on household surveys
Angel Melguizo participated at the 2nd Meeting of the Inter American Center of Tax Administrations (CIAT) Network of Tax Studies, held in Bogota on 13-15 September 2011, co-organised with the Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN) and GIZ (German federal enterprise on sustainable development). Participants from 15 Latin American Tax Administrations and experts from ECLAC, IDB and IMF debated on the possibilities of reforming the Personal
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With the recent boost of emerging economies in African economic relations, a new philosophy of development co-operation is gaining momentum. Challenges for African governments are to define a clear strategy, to ensure maintenance and to enhance their bargaining position.
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The Southeast Asian Economic Outlook 2011 (SAEO 2011) Seminar took place on 13 July 2011.