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  • 13-May-2016

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    Rethinking Tax Services - The Changing Role of Tax Service Providers in SME Tax Compliance

    The landscape of tax services, traditionally provided by parties such as tax advisors, accountants and other tax practitioners, is changing, thanks to new technologies and services such as online accounting and filing, mobile devices, and machine-to-machine communication. This may lead to more integrated tax systems, in which taxation is part of the day-to-day operations of SMEs. This report provides an overview of relevant technological and business developments and new service solutions. It also explores how these influence SMEs, tax service providers and tax administrations – and the way that they co-operate. Tax administrations can adopt different types of network strategies for co-operating with tax service providers. The report identifies four basic network strategies. In countries without an established tax service provider infrastructure, such as developing and emerging economies, leveraging new technologies (such as online services and mobile payment) may create new possibilities for providing infrastructure that is both beneficial for SMEs and promotes tax compliance.

  • 12-May-2016

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    OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Philippines 2016

    This review assesses the overall investment climate in the Philippines, looking at investment policy, investment promotion and facilitation, competition policy, infrastructure investment and responsible business conduct. The Review documents successful reform episodes over the past 25 years in the Philippines, assesses their impact and suggests areas for further reforms. It looks at how to raise investment levels by both foreign and domestic enterprises and at how to ensure that such investment contributes to sustainable and inclusive growth. The current macroeconomic situation in the Philippines is favourable, remittances are high, the business process outsource industry is booming, and the new Competition Act will help to make the domestic market more competitive. The Review argues for one further reform push to ease the many restrictions on foreign investors in the Philippines so as to provide an investment climate where all firms can invest and grow.

  • 10-May-2016

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    PISA for Development

    PISA for Development aims to increase middle-income countries' and low-income countries' use of PISA assessments for monitoring progress towards nationally-set targets for improvement in education.

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  • 9-May-2016

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    Act today for tomorrow’s children

    The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) signals a clear commitment to set the world on track for a more just, prosperous and sustainable future, in which all children can reach their full potential. The challenge of sustainable development is an intergenerational one: effective action now will both improve children’s lives today and create a better future for children tomorrow.

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  • 4-May-2016

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  • 4-May-2016

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    Development finance standards - understand how we measure and collect data

    We track and measure resource flows for development. Development finance is increasingly diverse and complex in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We help define international measurement standards to reflect these changes.

  • 2-May-2016

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    The OECD Social Impact Investment Initiative

    Innovative approaches such as social impact investment - the provision of finance to organisations addressing social needs with the explicit expectation of a measurable social, as well as financial, return - can help to further drive economic development and improvement in achieving social outcomes.

  • 2-May-2016

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    Qatar becomes Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Qatar became a Participant in the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on 22 April 2016. As a provider of substantial concessional finance for development co-operation and humanitarian aid, Qatar has much to contribute to the DAC’s discussions and work on key development and humanitarian issues.

  • 26-April-2016

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    An Action Plan for the SDGs

    Two numbers convey the dramatic truth and enormous challenge behind the Agenda for 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): One billion people live on less than USD 2 a day. 1% of the world’s population consumes roughly 30% of its resources. Think about those numbers. They are absurd. But they can be changed if the world comes together to achieve the SDGs set forth by the United Nations in September 2015.

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  • 22-April-2016

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    Evaluation Insights # 11: Forests and Sustainable Forest Management

    Deforestation and forest degradation are the second leading human cause of CO2 emissions contributing to global warming according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Given the importance of the sector, it is surprising that there have been relatively few attempts to synthesise evaluation evidence on addressing deforestation to reduce CO2 emissions. This paper aims to attract attention to the existing evidence base.

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