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  • 12-December-2010

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    Strengthening governance, restoring trust

    For more than two decades, the world's economic growth and development was largely fuelled by globalisation-the opening up of financial and product markets, and the emergence of economies such as China, India and Brazil. This process was hit by an earthquake with the global financial crisis of 2008, an event which some have dubbed the “first crisis of globalisation”.

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  • 12-December-2010

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    The fiscal challenge

    The recent economic crisis inflicted substantial damage on the public finances of many countries around the world. Meanwhile, growth remains largely subdued. How can governments restore public finances while promoting economic growth?”

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  • 12-December-2010

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    Going for new growth

    OECD countries need growth if they are to emerge from the crisis and create jobs. But where will that growth come from? Also, with challenges such as climate change and global development, how can cleaner, smarter economic activity be unleashed?

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  • 10-December-2010

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    United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16)

    At COP16, Angel Gurría stated that "Green and Growth go well together and can become a win-win outcome for advanced, emerging and developing countries. (...) Cancun should; Cancun must; Cancun can!"

  • 10-December-2010

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    Budget deficits: What governments are doing

    Public finances are under pressure around the world. We asked finance ministers from a range of countries: “What actions is your government taking to bolster public finances, while upholding growth and services?”

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  • 10-December-2010

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    Tackling the budget problem

    Public debt in the OECD area is fast approaching 100% of GDP, as the financial and economic crisis badly deteriorated government budgets. A concerted move towards more balanced budgets is needed, while preparing the ground for economic growth.

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  • 8-December-2010

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    Climate change: yes we can!

    To sum-up, Green and Growth can and should go together, but we need to put the right policies in place. The OECD is working to help countries reconcile fighting climate change with strengthening the economy and creating jobs.

  • 1-December-2010

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    New growth doesn't have to cost the earth

    “We must be able to grow our economy in ways that the earth can sustain. That means growth without carbon and using the earth’s amazing larder of natural resources in ways that keep ecosystems healthy.” says WWF chief James P. Leape

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  • 1-December-2010

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    Decent work is not a slogan

    At the Pittsburgh G20 Summit in September 2009, world leaders made the following statement: “We commit to implementing recovery plans that support decent work, help preserve employment, and prioritise job growth”.

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  • 12-November-2010

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    Tax Transparency: Presentation of the Report on progress made against international tax evasion

    In his presentation of the Report on progress made against international tax evasion to G20 Finance Ministers, Pier Carlo Padoan noted that 500 information exchange agreements have been signed since last ministerial meeting in Gyeonju.

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