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Country page from the Regions and Cities at Glance 2018 publication (France)
The OECD welcomes France’s recently announced plans to increase its foreign aid flows, particularly in the form of grants, and prioritise the most fragile countries, commitments that respond to recommendations made in a new DAC Peer Review of France.
It is a pleasure to be at the ESSEC Grand Ecole and address the brilliant young minds who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. We live in a world that is in constant evolution and facing new challenges, which is why this class on “Understanding and Changing the world” is of utmost importance. This is what we try to do at the OECD every day. I very much hope our perspective can inspire you.
Equity permeates the work of the OECD and it has been one of our top priorities for the past decade. Our latest tool, the Framework for Policy Action on Inclusive Growth, provides policy advice to inform action in key areas such as: investing in people and places that have been left behind; providing equal opportunities; and supporting inclusive labour markets, among others. Education remains at the core of these objectives.
These country profiles focus on countries' domestic legislation regarding key transfer pricing principles, including the arm's length principle, transfer pricing methods, comparability analysis, intangible property, intra-group services, cost contribution agreements, transfer pricing documentation, administrative approaches to avoiding and resolving disputes, safe harbours and other implementation measures.
On 15-16 September, OECD will join other historical landmarks in opening its doors for the 35th edition of “Journées européennes du Patrimoine” under the theme “the Art of Sharing.”
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The decline in unemployment, which began in the second quarter of 2015, is continuing in France. At 8.8% in the first quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate has decreased by 0.8 percentage points in one year, and by 1.7 percentage points since the peak reached in 2015. At 55.7% in the fourth quarter of 2017, the employment rate has increased by 0.8 percentage point in one year.
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A broken social elevator? Key findings for France