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  • 28-April-2016

    English

    SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006 for the Western Balkans. The South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) joined as an additional partner in 2014. The SME Policy Index has since 2006 been applied in four regions and nine assessment rounds overall.

    The SME Policy Index: Western Balkans and Turkey 2016 presents the results of the fourth assessment of the Small Business Act for Europe in the Western Balkans and, since 2012, Turkey. The assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA). It provides a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD.

    The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design, implementation and monitoring. It allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.

  • 18-avril-2016

    Français

    Aide publique au développement de la Turquie

    En 2013, l’APD nette de la Turquie s’est élevée à 3.3 milliards USD. Les apports bruts de la Turquie en matière de coopération pour le développement ont plus que triplé par rapport à l'année 2010. Cette évolution est due en grande partie aux efforts qu’elle a déployés pour répondre à la crise des réfugiés de son pays voisin, la République arabe syrienne, à laquelle elle a affecté 1.6 milliard USD en 2013.

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  • 12-April-2016

    English

    Taxing Wages: Turkey

    The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Taxing Wages: Key findings for Turkey

    Turkey has the 16th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in Turkey faced a tax wedge of 38.3% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.

  • 4-February-2016

    English

    Broadening the Ownership of State-Owned Enterprises - A Comparison of Governance Practices

    The State continues to remain an important shareholder in listed companies worldwide, especially among emerging economies, which rely increasingly on mixed-ownership models. With the benefit of hindsight and more recent examples, this book provides fresh perspectives on the motivation to list state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the process it entails. Drawing from the experiences of five economies (People's Republic of China, India, New Zealand, Poland and Turkey), the book concludes that broadened ownership generally has a positive impact on the governance and performance of these companies. However, country practices show that the act of listing cannot guarantee that these companies are completely averse to State interests; and deviations from sound corporate governance practices, as enshrined in the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of SOEs, can in some cases, raise concerns with regards to non-State shareholder rights, commercial orientation, board independence, conflicting State objectives, transparency, disclosure and more.

  • 24-November-2015

    English

    Education at a Glance 2015: Turkey

    The 2015 edition introduces more detailed analysis of participation in early childhood and tertiary levels of education. The report also examines first generation tertiary-educated adults’ educational and social mobility, labour market outcomes for recent graduates, and participation in employer-sponsored formal and/or non-formal education.

  • 12-November-2015

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Antalya, 12-16 November 2015

    The Secretary-General attended the G20 Leaders Summit and delivered on the G20/ECD BEPS Action Plan and a number of other areas including inclusive growth, youth employment, quality jobs, skills, investment, development, green finance and anti-corruption.

  • 6-October-2015

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Istanbul on 5-6 October 2015

    The Secretary-General opened the G20/OECD Global Forum on International Investment and attended the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting.

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  • 5-October-2015

    English

    OECD-G20 Global Forum on International Investment opening remarks

    It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015 G20-OECD Global Forum on International Investment. The forum provides an important opportunity for dynamic, frank and constructive dialogue on measures to catalyse investment and develop a more coherent and cohesive global trade and investment regime.

  • 6-September-2015

    English

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, in Ankara from 2 to 6 September 2015

    Mr. Gurría presented OECD’s work on inclusive labour markets and skills to the G20 Ministers of Labour and Employment and our analysis and recommendations on growth, investment, SMEs and taxation including BEPS to the G20 Finance Ministers & Central Bank Governors meeting. He also delivered a keynote address at the Women 20 official launch event.

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