2015 is the year in which we aim to develop a new architecture for financing development for the Sustainable Development Goals and to build, during COP 21 in Paris, a new framework to tackle climate change. In all these arenas, decisive action for women’s rights and enhanced gender equality can play a crucial role.
The Secretary-General delivered a speech at the G7 Forum for Dialogue with Women dinner on “Promoting gender equality in the G7 and beyond: education, employment and entrepreneurship”.
Biographical note of Germany's Permanent Representative to the OECD.
OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría welcomes the initiative of President Francois Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel to put forward a structural and ambitious response to the current refugee crisis.
In 2014, Germany provided USD 16.2 billion in net ODA (preliminary data). This represented 0.41% of gross national income (GNI) and a 12% increase in real terms from 2013, due especially to an increase in bilateral lending to middle-income countries.
Bilateral Agreements that have been signed to establish exchange of information for tax purposes.
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The favourable development of the German labour market since 2009 has continued during 2014. Employment rates have reached 74%, a historical peak level, and unemployment as well as youth unemployment continued to fall.
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
Proposals to increase environmentally related taxes are often challenged on competitiveness grounds. The concern is that value creation in certain sectors might decline domestically if a country introduces environmentally related taxes unilaterally. This paper provides evidence on the short-term competitiveness impacts of the German electricity tax introduced unilaterally in 1999.