Publications & Documents


  • 11-September-2015

    English

    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on global economic and financial outlook, inclusive productivity and integration in APEC economies

    The Asia-Pacific region is and will remain the engine of the world economy going forward – it accounts for 57% of global GDP, 46% of world trade and more than a third of the global population – and there is much to celebrate about APEC’s achievements in recent years. However, APEC economies are not immune from risk.

  • 8-September-2015

    English

    Composite Leading Indicators (CLI), OECD, September 2015

    Stable growth momentum confirmed in the OECD area but the outlook deteriorates in most major emerging economies

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  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth

    The G20 commitment to raise GDP by 2% in 2018 through structural reform commitments was a masterstroke - this promised concrete measures to raise living standards and put the recovery on a higher growth path. Implementation is now key and has rightly been a priority under the Turkish Presidency.

  • 4-September-2015

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    G20 Ankara: Meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors - Remarks at session on global economy

    While the world experienced an exceptionally hot summer, clouds were gathering over the global economic outlook. We still expect the global growth rate to pick up next year, but the recovery remains cooler than it should be.

  • 3-September-2015

    English, PDF, 704kb

    Fiscal Policy and Growth: Why, What and How?

    IMF/OECD Note for G20 meeting in Ankara, 2-6 September 2015

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Vocational training and adult learning for better skills in France

    France devotes a great deal of resources to vocational training for youths and especially adults, but the system is unduly complex and yields rather poor returns. The basic literacy and numeracy skills of many French adults remain weak in international comparison, with harmful effects on employment opportunities, wages and well-being.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Structural policies and productivity: evidence from Portuguese firms

    This paper provides empirical evidence on links between the productivity of Portuguese firms and a number of policy variables in Portugal. The analysis is based on a census of Portuguese manufacturing companies, covering more than 40,000 firms between 2006 and 2011.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Reducing inequality and poverty in Portugal

    Portugal has one of the most unequal income distributions in Europe and poverty levels are high. The economic crisis has halted a long-term gradual decline in both inequality and poverty and the number of poor households is rising, with children and youths being particularly affected. Unemployment is one of the principal reasons why household incomes declined.

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  • 2-September-2015

    English

    Boosting export performance in Portugal

    In the years before the economic crisis, Portugal had low growth, a decline in export competitiveness and rising imbalances that included a large current account deficit and a strong expansion of the non-tradable sector. Strengthening export performance is therefore one of the principal challenges for Portugal.

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  • 2-September-2015

    English

    Applying Modeling to Improve Health and Economic Policy Decisions in the Americas - The Case of Noncommunicable Diseases

    The book introduces several models for assessing health and economic policies in relation to NCDs; shows how the models can be used for different diseases or risk factors; and provides case studies of those models’ application in various countries in the Americas. The ultimate goal is to help policymakers find the best strategies for cost-effective and evidence-based NCD interventions.

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