The clouds gathered over the global economy are not dissipating. Every time we updated our growth projections over the past year, the data were down. We now estimate that, after 2.9% in 2019, the world economy should grow at a similar rate during 2020 and 2021.
I am very pleased to be here to launch this collaboration between the OECD and the government of the state of Puebla. Co-operation between local governments and international organisations is becoming increasingly important.
This year’s theme “Competition Under Fire” captures the prevailing atmosphere in many of our societies. Not only are the objectives and enforcement of competition law under fire, but also many governments, corporations, banks, whole economic systems are being challenged around the world.
Je suis heureux d’être avec vous aujourd’hui pour présenter une partie des résultats de l’enquête-test PISA 2018 pour la France. Comme vous le savez, PISA est la référence principale de comparaison des performances de systèmes scolaires du monde entier.
Over the past two decades, this triennial international survey has become the world’s premier yardstick for benchmarking quality, equity and efficiency in learning outcomes across countries.
SMEs and entrepreneurs are as much at the heart of these disruptive and fast evolving global trends as some of the more obvious, bigger names that may come to mind. They should be considered powerful players. Indeed, their intrinsic agility can help countries adapt quickly to these major structural shifts that are changing the rules of the game.
This year’s GSG meeting is a great opportunity to discuss the broad challenges of demographic ageing and the tools that policymakers can use to tackle them. This morning roundtable will focus on social issues.
A year ago, in Punta Del Este (Uruguay) Latin American ministers met to discuss how to strengthen regional efforts to combat tax fraud and corruption. This meeting concluded with the signing of the Punta Del Este Declaration.
For the past decade, the OECD and the Global Forum have been leading the fight against tax evasion and illicit financial flows by encouraging countries to agree to higher standards on transparency and exchange of tax information.
Thank you for your invitation to the fourth 1 + 6 Roundtable Meeting. Next year marks the 25th anniversary of OECD-China co-operation, and five years since your historic visit to our Headquarters in Paris, where we signed our first Joint Work Programme (JWP).