Colombia


  • 29-April-2015

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    Efficiency and contestability in the Colombian banking system

    Despite progress in the past decade, financial markets in Colombia remain relatively small and shallow. In particular the banking system suffers high intermediation costs, which limit constrains access to finance by households and firms.

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  • 29-April-2015

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    Fiscal decentralisation in Colombia: new evidence regarding sustainability, risk sharing and "fiscal fatigue"

    Colombia has engaged in a sustained process of fiscal decentralisation over the past decades. Evidence is presented that the current framework is conducive to fiscal sustainability, especially after the reforms in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  • 21-April-2015

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    Taxation and investment in Colombia

    The Colombian corporate tax system is highly complex and distortive. The effective tax burden on businesses is very high due to the combined effect of the corporate income tax, the corporate surtax introduced in 2012 (CREE), the net wealth tax on business assets and the value added tax (VAT) on fixed assets.

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  • 21-April-2015

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    Efficiency and contestability in the Colombian banking system

    Despite progress in the past decade, financial markets in Colombia remain relatively small and shallow. In particular the banking system suffers high intermediation costs, which limit constrains access to finance by households and firms.

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  • 26-March-2015

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    Colombia: Policy Priorities for Inclusive Development

    In recent years, Colombia has made major economic and social advances. Despite this recent progress, Colombia faces significant structural challenges associated with the concentration of economic activity – particularly exports - in a few sectors, low levels of productivity, and high inequality. Embarking on a path towards inclusive growth is vital in the context of successfully eradicating poverty, providing opportunities for its

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Going for growth 2015 - Colombia

    This country note from Going for Growth 2015 for Colombia identifies and assesses progress made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

  • 27-January-2015

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    Launch of the report on Better Policies for Colombia

    Angel Gurría has presented President Santos with our report “Colombia: Policy Priorities for Inclusive Development”. This report supplements the Economic Survey of Colombia released on 19 January, reflecting the close co-operation between the OECD and the Colombian Government in designing the National Development Plan 2014-2018, which seeks to bring about a Colombia where there is peace, greater equity and better education.

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  • 27-January-2015

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    Colombia: Policy Priorities for Inclusive Development

    Colombia’s recent economic performance has been one of the most dynamic in Latin America. Embarking on a path toward inclusive growth is vital in the context of eradicating poverty, providing opportunities for its growing middle class and solidifying progress towards lasting peace. The road ahead to high-income status will be demanding and calls for major policy initiatives in education, innovation, infrastructure and rural development.

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  • 19-January-2015

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    Economic Survey of Colombia 2015

    To ensure sustainable and inclusive growth over the medium-term, the Colombian authorities are faced with three key challenges: adjusting to the commodity boom, boosting productivity growth and reducing income inequality.

  • 14-January-2015

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    Colombia needs a comprehensive tax reform to boost investment and diversify the economy, OECD says

    The Colombian economy has done remarkably well over the last decade, consistently ranking among the fastest-growing countries in Latin America, but a comprehensive tax reform that promotes investment and diversifies the economy is now needed to put the country on a path toward stronger, sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Colombia.

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