Speeches / Presentations

  • 25-July-2017


    Seminar “Investing in Climate, Investing in Growth”

    We gather as Governments around the globe strive to re-ignite growth while improving well-being, boosting productivity, reducing inequality and tackling dangerous climate change. That’s quite a challenge! We can succeed. But only if the economic solutions we design and implement are also green, resilient, sustainable solutions.

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  • 24-July-2017


    Globalisation, regional integration and prospects for South Africa

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Pretoria, where I launched our fifth Economic Survey of South Africa earlier today. Allow me to thank Elizabeth and the team at SAIIA for hosting us here today.

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  • 24-July-2017


    Launch of the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Pretoria to launch our fifth Economic Survey. South Africa is a Key Partner of the OECD, and in many respects it spearheads our co-operation with Africa.

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  • 17-July-2015


    Launch of the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa

    The social progress South Africa has made over the past two decades is impressive. The transition to democracy has of course been a defining feature, and successive governments have implemented policies to increase well-being. The expansion of social grants has lifted many South Africans out of absolute poverty. This progress has been underpinned by a sound framework for macroeconomic policy.

  • 6-décembre-2013


    L’OCDE accueille avec tristesse la disparition de Nelson Mandela et s’attachera à faire vivre son héritage

    C’est le cœur chargé d’émotion et de gratitude que le monde rend hommage à Nelson Mandela au jour de sa disparition, a déclaré le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, Angel Gurría.

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  • 4-March-2013


    Unlocking South Africa’s great economic potential

    Despite South Africa's wealth in natural resources, healthy business environment and financial system, and its sound public finances, the country has yet to fulfil its great potential, said Angel Gurría at the launch of the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of South Africa.

  • 11-January-2008

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    Fourth Meeting of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration: opening statement

    At the opening of the Fourth Meeting of the OECD Forum on Tax Admininstration, Mr. Pier Carlo Padoan introduces the three areas that the meeting in Cape Town focuses on and emphasises how tax administrations have a key role to play in helping governments meet these challenges.

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  • 7-November-2007

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    OECD Anti-Corruption Division works with South Africa in the Global Fight against Foreign Bribery

    The OECD Anti-Corruption Division won the “Highly Commended” Award in the Smart Regulation category of the 2007 Africa Investor Awards. In his acceptance speech, Patrick Moulette, Head of the OECD Anti-Corruption Division, highlights the benefits that South Africa’s membership of the Convention will bring to the fight against corruption in Africa.