What a pleasure it is to be in Madrid once again to participate as a speaker in the La Caixa forum on Economy and Society. I am grateful to Caixa Bank and its president, Jordi Gual, for this invitation. Tomorrow we shall be presenting the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Spain, so I would like to prepare the ground a day in advance by sharing with you some of the OECD’s thoughts about the world economy.
Qué gusto estar en Madrid de nuevo para participar como conferencista en la Cátedra La Caixa Economía y Sociedad. Agradezco a CaixaBank y a su Presidente, Jordi Gual, por esta invitación. El día de mañana presentaremos el Estudio Económico de España 2017 de la OCDE, y me parece muy apropiado preparar el terreno un día antes en este recinto, presentándoles algunas de las perspectivas de la OCDE sobre la economía mundial.
The Secretary-General presented the 2017 Economic Survey of Spain alongside Mr. Luis de Guindos, Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. He also had an audience with HRM Felipe VI, King of Spain, delivered a lecture on the global economic outlook at Fundación CaixaBank, opened a seminar on innovation and the digital economy at Fundación Areces and participated in a panel on corporate governance at Instituto de Empresa.
The latest OECD Economic Survey of Spain, to be published on Tuesday, 14 March, analyses the factors behind the country’s economic recovery, as well as the challenges that remain to making growth stronger and more inclusive.
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A two-page OECD summary and analysis of the Services Trade Restrictiveness Index results for Spain.
This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Spain. The interactive charts allow you to compare results with other countries participating in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
In 2014, Spain launched a set of administrative reforms called “The CORA reform” as part of broader fiscal reforms. The CORA was a comprehensive and ambitious programme to create conditions for a more transparent public administration closer to citizens and businesses. The reforms were the subject of an OECD Public Governance Review undertaken in 2014. This progress report, the first of its kind, analyses how the OECD recommendations in the 2014 review have been implemented so far at the national level. In addition, it describes how the autonomous communities Galicia and Murcia have implemented the recommendations, and discusses the challenges that remain for achieving effective co-ordination and closer collaboration between the central and the regional levels in the area of public sector reform.
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The number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEETs) remains elevated in many countries since the crisis. This country note examines the characteristics of those at risk of being NEET in Spain along with policies to help meet the challenge. It also includes many new youth-specific indicators on family formation, self-sufficiency, income and poverty, health and social cohesion.