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  • 26-September-2016

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Low personal income taxes lead to lower taxes on wages compared with OECD

    Taxes on the labour income of the average worker in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries totalled 21.7% of total labour costs in 2013, one-third lower than in OECD countries, where the average was 35.9%, according to the first edition of Taxing Wages in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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  • 22-July-2016

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    Denmark is a top aid donor but reduced budget and refugee costs pose risks

    Denmark has long been a generous provider of development aid, especially to the neediest countries, and is known for giving high-quality and flexible support. However, it faces significant challenges from a reduction of its aid budget and fast-rising refugee costs, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 11-July-2016

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    Sweden’s Charlotte Petri Gornitzka appointed new DAC Chair

    Sweden’s Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director General of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida), was today appointed as the new Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    OECD steps up cooperation with the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, and Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, founder of the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF), agreed today for their respective organisations to work together to fight child poverty and exploitation.

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  • 23-May-2016

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    Africa: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

    How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, says the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.

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  • 19-April-2016

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    Joint statement on the fight against illicit financial flows, by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Thabo Mbeki, Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

    The issue of illicit financial flows (IFFS) is at the forefront of the international agenda. Both the OECD and the High Level Panel have focused attention on this problem and have identified ways in which to tackle it.

  • 14-April-2016

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    Japan to rejoin the OECD Development Centre

    Japan, one of the founding members of the OECD Development Centre, conveyed its intention to return as a member. Prime Minister Abe and Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida confirmed Japan's commitment to the OECD Secretary General Gurría and Development Centre’s Director Mario Pezzini during their visit to Tokyo earlier this week.

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  • 14-April-2016

    Japanese

    日本、OECD開発センター再加盟の意思を表明

    本日、日本はOECD開発センターに再び加盟する意思を表明しました。日本は、かつて同センター設立当初の加盟国でした。OECD開発センターは、新興国や発展途上国の成長の促進、及び生活水準の向上のための政策を決定する手助けをしています。様々な開発段階にある国々の開発計画についてピア・ラーニングを実施し、共有できる政策を模索しつつ、相互理解を深める場を提供しています。

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  • 13-April-2016

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    Development aid rises again in 2015, spending on refugees doubles

    Development aid totalled USD 131.6 billion in 2015, representing a rise of 6.9% from 2014 in real terms as aid spent on refugees in host countries more than doubled in real terms to USD 12 billion. Stripping out funds spent on refugees, aid was still up 1.7% in real terms, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

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  • 1-April-2016

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    Rising tax revenues are key to economic development in African countries

    Tax revenues in African countries are rising as a proportion of national incomes, according to the inaugural edition of Revenue Statistics in Africa. In 2014, the eight countries covered by the report - Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia - reported tax revenues as a percentage of GDP ranging from 16.1% to 31.3%.

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