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  • 2-November-2015

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    Tax and Development Programme: Assisting Developing Countries on Extractive Industries

    In close collaboration with the G20 Development Working Group, the OECD is working to develop practical tools to assist developing countries improve their understanding of comparability analysis in mineral product transactions. This work supplements the OECD and G20’s wider work on combating BEPS, with the development of a practical toolkit on improving access to transfer pricing comparability data.

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Tax and Development Programme: Curbing Wasteful Tax Incentives

    Under pressure to offer internationally-competitive tax environments, developing countries offer generous tax breaks that undermine their domestic resource mobilisation efforts with little demonstrable benefit in terms of increased investment. To assist developing countries, the Task Force on Tax and Development has developed a set of Principles to enhance the transparency and governance of tax incentives for developing countries.

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  • 2-November-2015

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    Tax and Development Programme: State building, Accountability and Effective Capacity Development

    Taxation provides essential funding for development and is at the core of building capable states. The Tax and Development Programme is focusing on taxpayer education and measuring tax morale, and is also gathering evidence and offering guidance for development co-operation agencies on how to provide more and better support to country-led domestic resource mobilisation (DRM) efforts.

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  • 30-October-2015

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    Visit of H.E. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay: Welcome remarks

    Uruguay becomes the Development Centre’s 51st member and our 10th from Latin America and the Caribbean. There is much to learn from Uruguay’s experience. Over the last few decades, Uruguay has skilfully navigated its way through economic and political turbulence, demonstrating its resilience and resolve. And its achievements are impressive.

  • 30-October-2015

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  • 28-October-2015

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    We need to talk about the SDGs

    Views vary on how much of a difference the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) actually made to the world. But on one thing people seem more or less united: They were a great communications tool. Will the new set of goals adopted at the United Nations in October prove equally effective as a communications tool?

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  • 28-October-2015

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    Aid for Trade 10 years on - Keeping it Effective

    This paper assesses the achievements and challenges of the WTO-led Aid for Trade initiative. After outlining the achievements, the paper discusses where to put the emphasis, how to expand partnerships, how to enhance effectiveness; and, most importantly, how to retain interest in using aid to make trade work for the poor.

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  • 26-October-2015

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    Sahel & West Africa Week at Expo Milano

    Organised in collaboration with Expo Milano 2015, the Sahel & West Africa Week from 26 to 30 October will raise public awareness of the Expo’s theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” from a West African perspective.

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  • 22-October-2015

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    Milan Expo hosts Sahel and West Africa Week – 26-30 October 2015

    The Sahel and West Africa Week , taking place at Expo Milano from 26-30 October 2015, will bring together experts, civil society representatives, ministers and government officials for a series of special events focusing on food security and resilience in a region undergoing profound change.

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  • 20-October-2015

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    Opinion: Starting with Africa

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are due to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of this year. The SDGs cover a wide range of issues; their goals include ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.

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