Speeches / Presentations


  • 5-November-2015

    English

    OECD-FIESP Seminar: Building a Positive Agenda for Brazil

    Brazil finds itself at a turning point, and that is why the theme of today’s seminar is so important. During the early part of the 21st century, Brazil has become a leading economic power. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down.

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  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the OECD Environmental Performance Review of Brazil

    As the world’s most biodiverse country, Brazil is blessed with both the responsibility to protect - and the opportunity to benefit socially and economically from - its abundant natural capital. Moreover, Brazil has long played a leading role in the global dialogue on sustainable development, from the Rio Summit in 1992 to Rio+20 two decades later.

  • 4-November-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 Economic Survey of Brazil

    25 million people have been lifted out of poverty in only a decade. Bucking the trends in most OECD countries, inequality has been coming down, albeit from high levels, as the incomes of the poorest 10% have increased at three times the rate of the richest 10% since 2003.

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  • 3-November-2015

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    Launch of Brazil-OECD Programme of Work 2016-2017

    At a critical juncture in Brazil’s social, economic and political development, this programme opens an important new chapter in our bilateral relationship, laying out the blueprint for our enhanced cooperation going forward.

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  • 3-November-2015

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    International Seminar on Governance and Development: Good Practices and the Role of External Control - Opening remarks

    We are here today because we share a common cause: better governance for better lives. And, today, we have an excellent opportunity to reflect on the vital role of supreme audit institutions – or SAIs – in achieving this goal.

  • 3-November-2015

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    OECD-CADE Seminar on Public Procurement and Collusion: Opening remarks

    Today I want to talk about the particular importance of competition in public procurement. In most countries, this is one of the largest government spending activities, accounting for 4.3 trillion euros in OECD countries alone in 2013. In Brazil, public procurement represents just over a quarter of total government expenditure.

  • 1-July-2015

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    Launch of the 2015 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook

    Overall, this year’s Outlook provides further evidence that markets are returning to more “normal” conditions after a period of unusually high and volatile prices. This year’s report also contains a special focus on Brazil, the world’s second largest supplier of agricultural products and the foremost exporter in meeting additional global demand.

  • 3-June-2015

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    Signing of cooperation agreement between the OECD and Brazil

    Our collaboration with Brazil began more than 20 years ago. Since then, Brazil’s participation has grown and highlights the importance that Brazil attaches to helping lead – and shape – the OECD’s work.

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  • 22-October-2013

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    Launch of Investing in Youth: Brazil

    It is a real pleasure to be back in Brasilia to launch “Investing in Youth: Brazil”. One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population. But you can reap a demographic dividend only if the environment is right for harnessing the potential and the talents of the young generation.

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  • 22-October-2013

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    Brazil becomes an Associate in the PISA Governing Board

    One of Brazil’s greatest assets is its relatively young population; but you can reap a demographic dividend only if we create the conditions for harnessing the potential and the talents of this youth. High quality education remains the best engine of social progress and helps our young people find more and better jobs.

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