Speeches / Presentations

  • 25-September-2013


    Domestic resource mobilisation within a future global partnership for development

    Domestic resource mobilisation or “helping countries help themselves more effectively” is vital to the success of future global development efforts and is one of the four main pillars of the OECD’s Strategy on Development, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 18-September-2013


    Tackling Inequalities in Development Policies

    Development aid policies have helped developing countries reduce extreme poverty, strengthen institutional frameworks and develop a middle class. But there are still 2.4 billion people living in poverty and inequalities in many countries are still at record levels, and in some cases rising, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 17-September-2013


    Signing Ceremony for the Accession of the Slovak Republic to the Development Assistance Committee

    It is both impressive and inspiring to see how far Slovakia has come. Prior to 2004, the Slovak Republic was eligible to receive development assistance, now, in less than a decade; it is becoming a provider of development co-operation, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 8-July-2013


    Launch of Aid for Trade at a Glance 2013

    We have come a long way since 2005, when we launched the Aid for Trade initiative in Hong Kong at the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference. Each successive global review has deepened our analysis and broadened our understanding of the dynamics of aid, trade, development and their interaction. In parallel, more and more partner countries and donors have come on board as the tangible results of our efforts become apparent.

  • 31-May-2013


    2013 International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean

    Apoyar el emprendimiento y la incorporación de las PYMES latinoamericanas a las cadenas de valor mundial debe ser una de las principales políticas de desarrollo en estos países. Las PYMES son uno de los instrumentos más eficaces de redistribución del ingreso y combate a la pobreza, dijo el Secretario General de la OCDE, Angel Gurría.

  • 15-May-2013


    Smart industrial policies for development

    To sustain future growth, many developing countries are exploring new opportunities through industrial policies to move up value chains, attract foreign direct investment (FDI), increase South-South trade, and tap new markets created by the emerging middle class, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 4-April-2013


    Innovative Approaches to Poverty Reduction, Social Cohesion and Progress in a Post-2015 World

    Economic growth has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. However, there is increasing evidence that many of these people did not move up to the middle classes but into an intermediate state of “vulnerability”. Poverty continues to affect millions of people around the world, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 3-April-2013


    Tackling Inequalities: At the Heart of the Post-2015 Agenda?

    In a large majority of OECD countries, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased during the three decades prior to the crisis. Inequalities have also been growing in many emerging economies and developing countries, despite their fast growth over the last years, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 16-January-2013


    Aid for Trade: Achieving Success in a Changing Environment

    The Aid for Trade Initiative is trying to help least developing countries build their supply-side capacity and trade-related infrastructure so that they can further reap the benefits of trade, said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 4-December-2012


    OECD’s Contribution to International Development: Knowledge Sharing and Policy Coherence

    Secretary-General Angel Gurría outlined the OECD’s Contribution to International Development: Knowledge Sharing and Policy Coherence at the Joint Centre for Global Development/Africa All United Kingdom Parliamentary Group side event to the High Level Meeting Development Assistance Committee Meeting on “Europe: Aid and Beyond” in London.

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