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  • 9-March-2011

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    Estonia: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biographical note of Estonia's Permanent Representative to the OECD.

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  • 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

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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