Speeches / Presentations


  • 15-July-2015

    English

    Leveraging pension funds for financing infrastructure development in Africa

    The impact of smart investment goes beyond private interests. Investing in infrastructure - especially social infrastructure - can connect communities, enhance social cohesion and make economic growth benefit the people. Yet, as the demand for infrastructure increases with growth, trade and urbanisation, developing countries are struggling to meet their infrastructure needs.

  • 14-July-2015

    English

    Making the connection: Linking transparency and information exchange to domestic resource mobilisation

    It is a testament to how important this issue is that we have so many eminent Ministers and officials from OECD Global Forum member countries and observer organisations here. The Forum today has 127 members, of which more than half are developing countries. We are working on an equal footing to monitor commitments to global tax transparency standards because it is a global issue, and we are very much in it together!

  • 14-July-2015

    English

    International Business Forum

    The landscape of development finance has changed significantly since Monterrey in 2002 and Doha in 2008. There is now a clear understanding that the resource implications for the Sustainable Development Goals require not only scaled-up Official Development Assistance but also massive mobilisation of private investment and more effective domestic tax collection.

  • 13-July-2015

    English

    Third International Conference on Financing for Development - Roundtable 1: Global partnership and the three dimensions of sustainable development

    The post-2015 sustainable development agenda will require the mobilisation of a wide array of domestic and international resources from both public and private actors. To deliver this we will have to work together at the multilateral level to ensure the strongest global partnership.

  • 13-July-2015

    English

    Third International Conference on Financing for Development: Side event on strengthening international cooperation to mobilise and measure public finance for sustainable development

    This is an exciting year. We have the potential to put in place a global framework to both tackle the unfinished business of the MDGs, and go further, building a sustainable, inclusive and better future for all. And while success won’t depend only on our ability to find the money, it is clear that adequate resources will be a crucial ingredient if we are to realise our aspirations.

  • 30-June-2015

    English

    Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade

    The scope and ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals offer a unique opportunity for ending poverty, protecting our environment, and realising sustainable development for all. What brings us together today is the belief that trade will play a critical role in making this happen. It is, therefore, my great pleasure to present the joint OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication, which focuses on reducing trade costs.

  • 5-June-2015

    Spanish

    Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe - Mejores estrategias para un desarrollo sostenible

    Los gobiernos de la región están haciendo un gran esfuerzo en la promoción e implementación de reformas para aumentar la productividad, la competitividad y el crecimiento incluyente. Es nuestro deber ayudarlos. Permítanme compartir con ustedes brevemente la perspectiva de la OCDE.

  • 18-April-2015

    English

    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

  • 9-February-2015

    English

    South Africa's Development Co-operation

    South African concessional finance for development reached USD 183 million in 2013, compared to USD 188 million in 2012 (OECD estimates). In 2013, 61% of South Africa’s total development co-operation was channelled through multilateral organisations.

  • 22-January-2015

    English

    Transforming African Economies: Interconnectedness, Investment and Inclusiveness

    Africa has made significant progress in recent years but important challenges to African development remain that we can break down into three linked areas. Let’s call them the “three i’s”: interconnectedness, investment, and inclusiveness.

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