Conventional wisdom holds that countries with lower taxes attract higher levels of foreign direct investment (FDI). At first glance, this intuitive assumption seems to be supported by the evidence but is this true?. Pierre Poret, Deputy Director of the OECD Financial and Enterprise Affairs Directorate takes a closer look.
Les gouvernements travaillent ensemle à régler bon nombre de questions qui doivent l’être. Il y a un véritable effort coordonné en vue d’obtenir plus de transparence, avec des objectifs plutôt ambitieux. Gagner en transparence serait un pas dans la bonne direction.
L'OCDE a publié des statistiques sur la PA dans tous les pays-membres et dans certains pays Partenaires pour la période 2013.
In September the OECD presented its first package of recommendations to the G20 for an international approach to stopping artificial tax base erosion and profit shifting. Seven recommendations were proposed as part of the 15-point BEPS Action Plan.
“Life is full of alternatives but no choice.” G20 leaders at the summit in Brisbane, Australia, in November should reflect on these words by Australian writer Patrick White, a Nobel Laureate, as they prepare their economic strategies for the years to come.
Article about OECD work with international partners to eradicate tax evasion and tax avoidance, published in G7 Brussels Summit magazine, June 2014
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Tax for development: why better public services matter
This OECD Skills Strategy Spotlight sets out how the tax code affects skills development decisions, individuals’ and companies' skills decisions.
Being effective in government depends on navigating a complex multi-layered edifice, with different hierarchies, committees, and reporting structures within departments and ministries, and between national and local authorities. Explaining exactly how intergovernmental relations work is particularly problematic where taxation and public spending is concerned.
"It is estimated that air pollution from diesel-fuelled road transport kills 10 times more people each year in France than those who die in road accidents": OECD Insights Blog's post by Simon Upton, head of the OECD Environment Directorate, founder and Chair of the Round Table on Sustainable Development, and former New Zealand environment minister.