I would like to thank our colleagues from the International Federation of Accountants for hosting this event and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland for their financial support to the work of the IO partnership.
L’OCDE est fière de soutenir l’ambitieux programme de réformes que vous menez depuis le début du quinquennat, qui offrira de meilleures perspectives à tous les Français. Et permettez moi de vous féliciter pour la loi Pacte qui permettra de contribuer à l’esprit entrepreneurial et une bonne dynamique des entreprises
Today, digital technologies are transforming science and innovation, but budgets remain under pressure and trust in governments has declined. This is making it more difficult for policymakers to harness the benefits of the digital transformation.
These consultations are essential to the preparation of the MCM. It remains paramount that business associations and trade unions are on board as we navigate the opportunities and challenges of the digital transition.
In recent years, Italy has experienced a modest economic recovery resulting in an average growth of 1.1% between 2015 and 2018. Following important labour market reforms, it has also experienced a significant rise in the employment rate, by 3 percentage points since 2015. And there have also been other encouraging improvements, such as the shift of Italian export industries to higher value added products.
Today, the global economy is facing serious headwinds. According to our latest Economic Outlook released earlier this month, global growth is projected to further decrease from 3.6% in 2018 to 3.3% in 2019 and to 3.4% in 2020. Trade and investment growth remain sluggish and the large increase in inequality many countries experienced before the crisis persists.
Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. Driven by robust consumption, investment and exports, GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.
Sweden’s economic, environmental, income and gender equality, and well-being achievements are remarkable. GDP has expanded steadily, at an average rate of close to 3% over the past five years. Unemployment has also declined to 6.3% in 2018 (from 8% in 2013), and the employment rate was close to 80% in 2018.
Over the past two days, you have discussed the future of multilateralism and the role of governing bodies. This is both timely and relevant. Governing body secretariats are in the frontlines in the fight for more effective, transparent and reliable multilateralism.
We cannot say it enough: corruption remains one of the most complex challenges we face, eroding the very institutions that were created to protect citizens.