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  • 13-June-2017

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    OECD Employment Outlook 2017 - Key findings for Brazil

    Between 2007 and 2014 Brazil sustained high employment rates, well above the OECD average. The country has historically high participation rates for men and women, as well a relatively low unemployment rate.

  • 5-May-2017

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    Business brief: Towards renewal in our business culture

    Brazil is steadily investing in the creation of rules and regulations to converge to governance standards already consolidated in developed countries. Complying with these international standards is indispensable if Brazilian companies intend to operate on a global scale.

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  • 19-April-2017

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    Reforming Brazil’s pension system

    Brazil’s old-age pensions have reduced old-age poverty below OECD levels, but pension expenditures of 8.2% of GDP are expected to rise rapidly as the population ages. A pension reform is necessary to ensure the financial sustainability of the system.

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  • 6-December-2016

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    PISA 2015 country note for Brazil

    This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Brazil.

  • 26-septembre-2016

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    La tarification du carbone n’est pas à la hauteur des enjeux, mais un effort collectif même modeste peut entraîner des avancées significatives

    Les prix du carbone actuels ne sont pas au niveau qui devrait être le leur pour faire baisser les émissions de gaz à effet de serre responsables du changement climatique. Pourtant, même des hausses de prix modérées pourraient avoir un impact notable, comme le souligne une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE.

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  • 31-May-2016

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    How's life in Brazil?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016.

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  • 20-May-2016

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    Untying the knots strangling Brazil’s competitiveness

    There is strong international evidence that trade liberalisation and increased international integration are key elements of a successful growth strategy. Exposure to international competition, sourcing internationally and learning by exporting accelerates technological upgrading and fosters productivity growth.

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  • 28-April-2016

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    Quantifying the effects of trade liberalisation in Brazil: a CGE simulation

    Brazil remains a fairly closed economy, with small trade flows relative to its share of world income. This paper explores the effects of three possible policy reforms to strengthen Brazil’s integration into global trade: a reduction in import tariffs, less local content requirements and a full zero-rating of exports in indirect taxes.

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  • 4-February-2016

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    Brazil - Financing Democracy: Funding of Political Parties and Election Campaigns and the Risk of Policy Capture

    This case study provides an overview of the Brazilian political financing system, including the applicable legislation, categories of political parties and funding, regulation mechanisms and transparency initiatives. It also reviews some of the tools provided to political actors to comply with the legal standards, and draft legislation designed to strengthen and reform the political funding system.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    Brazil Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Public Spending

    Brazil has made significant progress in building a reputation for sound fiscal policy since it passed the Fiscal Responsibility Law in 2000. In recent years, however, the fiscal situation has become more difficult as public spending and gross debt have risen.

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