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The process of shifting wealth has altered the way we think about poverty reduction, social development and the measurement of progress. The decade of the 2000s was the first to witness unconditional convergence across countries in a generation as poor countries, led by China and India grew faster than the advanced economies of the OECD.
Palabras de Angel Gurría,Secretario General OCDE, Lanzamiento del Informe Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina 2013: Transformación de la Estructura Productiva y Papel de las PYMES en el Desarrollo Regional
Depois de quase uma década de crescimento contínuo, o PIB na América Latina vai desacelerar de 4,4% em 2011, para 3,2% em 2012 e 4,0% em 2013. A perspetiva permanece relativamente positiva, mas está exposta à volatilidade e incerteza global.
Les Statistiques des recettes publiques en Amérique latine montrent que le ratio moyen des recettes fiscales rapportées au PIB dans les 15 pays d’Amérique latine couverts par le rapport est passé de 19 % en 2009 à 19.4 % en 2010, après avoir culminé à 19.7 % en 2008.
Mr. Angel Gurría will travel to Cádiz, Spain, on 16th and 17th November 2012, to participate in the XXII Iberoamerican Summit gathering the Heads of State and Government of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
The Latin American Economic Outlook 2013: SME Policies for Productive Development will be launched at the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, Spain, on Friday 16 November. This long-standing flagship of the OECD Development Centre is co-published with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
As keynote, Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses participants at the 2012 Canning Conference focusing on "Latin America on the Global Stage" held in London. He stresses the role of SMEs and the need for inclusive growth with reduced inequality as the way forward.
Attracting knowledge-intensive FDI to Costa Rica
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The Development Centre just released the report “Attracting Knowledge-Intensive FDI to Costa Rica: challenges and policy options” under the new series Making Development Happen. Costa Rica is an interesting case of a deep economic transformation from primary products to manufacturing and services.
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This paper presents development accounting exercises in Latin America using novel databases and methods to investigate the robustness of its results.The paper also highlights the heterogeneity among countries in the region and discusses alternative ways to link macroeconomic benchmarking to policies.