Policy Briefs


  • 11-December-2014

    English, PDF, 549kb

    Green growth: Environmental policies and productivity can work together

    As environmental pressures continue to rise, governments throughout the OECD area have not been sitting back. If anything, the stringency of their policy measures has been increasing on the whole, not least to combat pollution and climate change. And as the evidence shows, stringent environmental policies can be introduced without hurting overall productivity.

  • 22-September-2014

    English, PDF, 702kb

    Fighting Bribery in International Business

    Bribery is a threat to good governance, sustainable economic development, democracy and people’s welfare. The corrosive effects of bribery can spread across borders, affecting economies and societies everywhere. The ability to address bribery, both domestically and internationally, is impaired by a lack of transparency, accountability and integrity in the public and private sectors.

  • 16-September-2014

    English, PDF, 659kb

    Taxing Multinational Enterprises: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) II

    The September 2014 update on the BEPS Action Plan, including the delivery of the first set of measures from the BEPS Project as well as enhanced engagement with developing countries.

  • 8-September-2014

    English, PDF, 509kb

    Taxing Multinational Enterprises: Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS)

    BEPS strategies often take advantage of the interaction between the tax rules of different jurisdictions, so only an internationally co-ordinated effort can effectively respond to this issue. The BEPS Action Plan is based on three core principles: coherence, substance and transparency, and sets forth 15 actions to fundamentally change the rules for the taxation of cross-border profits.

  • 2-July-2014

    English, PDF, 360kb

    OECD 50-year global scenario: Shifting gear

    This paper is a synthesis of the OECD 50 year global scenario policy papers on policy challenges and trade and specialisation patterns

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  • 2-July-2014

    Japanese, PDF, 838kb

    今後50年間の政策課題

    This paper is a synthesis of the OECD 50 year global scenario policy papers on policy challenges and trade and specialisation patterns

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  • 11-March-2014

    English

    OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a post mortem

    This note discusses OECD forecast performance over the period 2007 12. It focuses on the lessons that can be learned from cross-country differences in growth forecast errors and the changes to forecasting models and procedures that have been prompted by the experience of the crisis.

  • 11-February-2014

    English, PDF, 316kb

    OECD forecasts during and after the financial crisis: a Post Mortem (pdf)

    This note discusses OECD forecast performance over the period 2007 12. It focuses on the lessons that can be learned from cross-country differences in growth forecast errors and the changes to forecasting models and procedures that have been prompted by the experience of the crisis.

  • 2-July-2013

    English

    Choosing fiscal consolidation instruments compatible with growth and equity

    This study proposes a structured approach to selecting instruments of fiscal consolidation that are consistent with growth, equity and global-rebalancing objectives, which is then illustrated with a particular application.

  • 26-June-2013

    English

    Public spending on health and long-term care: a new set of projections

    This paper provides new projections of public spending on health and long-term care for OECD countries and the BRIICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa). Despite the inevitable uncertainty surrounding projections, they suggest a rapidly rising trend over the next 50 years.

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