Speeches / Presentations


  • 20-November-2017

    English

    OPSI Conference on “Innovation in Government: The New Normal”

    What a necessary discussion: improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our public sectors! Of course we need to make them more inclusive, more green, more dynamic, more innovative. This is crucial to deliver the recovery and tackle climate change but also to win back our lost treasure: the trust of our people.

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  • 2-June-2017

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    Strategic Public Procurement: Procuring Sustainable, Innovative and Socially Responsible Solutions

    I am delighted to open this joint OECD-European Commission conference on Strategic Public Procurement. We are honoured to welcome leaders and experts from so many different policy communities and nationalities here today.

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  • 25-April-2017

    English

    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 30-March-2017

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    In the Public Interest: Taking Integrity to Higher Standards - opening remarks at the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

    Welcome to the 5th edition of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Let me begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr. Robert Fico, and the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for joining us for this opening.

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  • 8-December-2016

    English

    Roundtable for Ministers on Open Government - opening remarks

    Trust in government has declined to an average of only 43% in OECD countries. Open governments are fundamental to recover that trust and to build sustainable and inclusive economies. Count on the OECD to achieve this crucial endeavor.

  • 2-November-2016

    English

    Launch of the report "International Regulatory Co-operation: The Role of International Organisations"

    It is a pleasure to be here with you today to present the fruits of close co-operation between 50 international organisations. The continuous enthusiasm and joint efforts that have gone into the three years that led to the preparation of this report show we all continuously strive for excellence, reflecting together on how to be ever more relevant, effective and transparent.

  • 5-October-2016

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    Generating an innovation dividend from public spending

    Public procurement is one of the nerve centres of our economies: it represents, on average, 12% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 29% of total government expenditures across OECD countries. Used strategically, it can help make our economies more productive, our public sectors more efficient, and our societies and economies more inclusive, our institutions more trusted.

  • 18-September-2016

    English

    Leveraging the SDGs: Delivering access to justice for all

    The Sustainable Development Goals give us a unique opportunity. The road to 2030 might be a long one, but the OECD will be there every step of the way. It is in this spirit that the OECD and OSF invited you here tonight: together we will look to develop the measures, uncover the evidence, and identify the policies that will deliver better access to justice.

  • 22-June-2016

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    Presentation of the OECD Open Government Data Review of Mexico

    The commitment shown by the Mexican administration in opening up government data is reflected in the country’s position in the OECD’s OUR data index of open, useful and reusable public data. Mexico is among the top 10 OECD countries in this respect and ranks above the OECD average, trailing the leading countries such as the USA and Canada by only a narrow margin.

  • 19-April-2016

    English

    2016 OECD Integrity Forum opening remarks

    Integrity is not just a moral issue; it’s also about making our economies more productive, our public sectors more efficient, our societies and our economies more inclusive. It’s about restoring trust, not just trust in government, but trust in public institutions, regulators, banks, and corporations.

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