Publications & Documents


  • 28-February-2011

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    Budget treatment

    The growing burden of healthcare expenditure on public budgets is hardly a recent phenomenon. For 15 years before the onset of the financial crisis, health spending per capita had been going up by over 4% per year in real terms across the OECD area-much faster than growth in real incomes. Nearly all OECD countries will soon have nearuniversal healthcare coverage-an historic achievement. But health now accounts for over 9% of GDP on

  • 22-February-2011

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    Organisation for European Economic Co-operation

    The Organisation for European Economic Co-operation; (OEEC) came into being on 16 April 1948. It emerged from the Marshall Plan and the Conference of Sixteen (Conference for European Economic Co-operation), which sought to establish a permanent o...

  • 15-February-2011

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    A new era of global co-operation

    The G20 helped steer the world through the worst of the economic storm; now it must show it can set in motion a new governance for the post-crisis world. That's a task our organisation stands ready to help with, says the OECD's G20 Sherpa, Gabriela Ramos.

  • 15-February-2011

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    Overseas Investments by Chinese National Oil Companies: Assessing the Drivers and Impacts

    This IEA report, finds that, contrary to widely held views, Chinese National Oil Companies operate with a high degree of independence from the Chinese government. Their investments are driven by strong commercial interests and have boosted global supplies of oil and gas.

  • 15-February-2011

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    The fiscal imperative

    The crisis has left a legacy of nearly bankrupt governments. There is little doubt that all countries among the advanced economies are now in urgent need of implementing a credible medium-term fiscal consolidation strategy, argues Jean-Claude Trichet, president of the European Central Bank.

  • 9-February-2011

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    Government budgets: Save or spend?

    A heated debate between Princeton University economist Paul Krugman and Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson was a highlight of the 11th World Knowledge Forum*-held in Seoul, Korea from 12-14 October-and among the conference's most attended sessions.

  • 9-February-2011

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    South Africa's fight against bribery

    In 2007, South Africa signed up to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and joined the Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, a group made up of representatives from all 38 signatory countries which monitors the convention's implementation and enforcement.

  • 27-January-2011

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    WORLD ECONOMY: Getting it right in 2011

    How can the economic recovery be strengthened while laying the foundations for a stronger, cleaner and fairer world? As decision-makers gather in Davos, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría highlights key challenges for the year ahead.

  • 13-January-2011

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    Fighting against bid rigging: OECD-CFC-IMSS co-operation

    Bid rigging costs governments and taxpayers billions of dollars every year. In 2011, the OECD will for the first time directly assist a member country, Mexico, as it implements tighter public procurement processes.

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  • 11-January-2011

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    Iceland: Better coordination among authorities needed to tackle foreign bribery, says OECD

    Iceland must do more to ensure its law enforcement authorities are coordinated and adequately resourced to investigate and prosecute economic and financial crime, including foreign bribery, says the OECD in a new report.

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