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Countries in the Asia/Pacific region need to step up their efforts to give more people access to affordable, quality health care. Too many people, especially women, cannot get the medical treatment they need due to high costs, difficulties in getting permission to see a doctor or a lack of health care providers in rural areas, according to a new OECD report.
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The report analyses strengths and weaknesses in policy design and implementation, compares experiences and performance and sets priorities for SME development in the MENA region. It provides policy makers with a framework to improve their national SME policies.
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12 November 2014 - ASEAN Leaders highlighted the importance of infrastructure development and connectivity, welcoming a set of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Principles developed with the OECD Southeast Asia Programme during their summit meeting in Nay Pyi Taw.
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The aim of the OECD’s Global Relations is to create a community of economies which are committed to best policy practices and to finding joint solutions for common challenges, guided by the Organisation’s evidence-based policy advice and standards. This engagement serves a mutual benefit, giving a platform to learn from each other’s policies.

Partners & regions 




There has been steady progress over the last few years in the working relations with the Organisation’s five key partners – Brazil, China, India, South Africa, and Indonesia. We have also strengthened relations with many other partners, including through regional approaches.

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Eurasia Week 2014 brought together senior policy makers from Eurasia as well as OECD countries, experts and representatives of international and regional organisations, civil society and business to discuss policies for enhanced competitiveness, regional integration and sustainable green growth.

Group Photo Eurasia Week 2014‌‌