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  • 12-October-2018

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 3: Financing Infrastructure Development

    I would like to start by congratulating again the Argentinian presidency on its Roadmap for Developing Infrastructure as an Asset Class. The roadmap will help us meet the needs of infrastructure investment for sustainable growth and help build connectivity, which will be key in achieving higher productivity, gains in service efficiency, growth in trade and realising greater spillovers from investments.

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  • 10-October-2018

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    OECD Regulatory Policy Outlook 2018

    Laws and regulations govern the everyday life of businesses and citizens, and are important tools of public policy. Regulating has never been easy, but the overwhelming pace of technological change and unprecedented interconnectedness of economies has made it a daunting task. The 2018 Regulatory Policy Outlook, the second in the series, maps country efforts to improve regulatory quality in line with the 2012 OECD Recommendation on Regulatory Policy and Governance, and shares good regulatory practices. It provides unique insights into the organisation and institutional settings in countries for designing, enforcing and revising regulations. It also highlights areas of the regulatory cycle that receive too little attention from policy makers. Finally, it identifies areas where countries can invest to improve the quality of laws and regulations and presents innovative approaches to better regulation.
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  • 9-October-2018

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    OECD Regions and Cities at a Glance 2018

    This report looks at how regions and cities across the OECD are progressing towards stronger economies, higher quality of life for their citizens and more inclusive societies. This edition presents regional and metropolitan updates for more than 40 indicators to assess disparities within countries and their evolution since the turn of the new millennium. The report covers all OECD countries and, where data is available, Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Lithuania, Peru, the Russian Federation, Tunisia and South Africa.Three new features characterise this edition. First, an assessment migrant integration, based on new indicators produced for OECD regions. Second, recent trends on entrepreneurship in regions, with new indicators on creation and destruction of firms and on the jobs associated with such dynamics. Third, an assessment of socio-economic conditions, inequalities and poverty in metropolitan areas and their neighbourhoods.
  • 9-October-2018

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    Strengthening Governance and Reducing Corruption Risks to Tackle Illegal Wildlife Trade - Lessons from East and Southern Africa

    In countries affected by the illegal wildlife trade, corruption is a key enabler and facilitator. Failure to address this corruption, and the institutional and governance gaps that allow it to take place, make tackling the illegal wildlife trade a significant challenge. This report provides a structured analysis of how corruption facilitates wildlife crime based on research in four source and transit countries in East and Southern Africa. It offers a series of specific recommendations targeted at national governments, donors, and intergovernmental organisations to address the issues of corruption and the illegal wildlife trade.
  • 9-October-2018

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    Good Regulatory Practices to Support Small and Medium Enterprises in Southeast Asia

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can find it challenging to cope and comply with regulations and adapt regulatory changes. Good regulatory practice (GRP) helps create a stable and enabling regulatory environment for investment, trade, and entrepreneurhsip, and thus supports healthy economies and regional competitiveness. This report is the first comprehensive stock-taking of GRP implementation in Southeast Asia to support local SMEs and their integration into global value chains. For each of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the report provides examples of GRP tools and approaches in areas such as administrative burden reduction, e-government, regulatory impact assessment, ex post evaluation, and stakeholder consultation. The report also includes an overview of collective efforts pursued at the ASEAN level to promote the GRP agenda across the region.
  • 8-October-2018

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    GLOBSEC Tatra Summit 2018: GLOBSEC Gala Dinner & European Award

    I am honoured to receive this GLOBSEC European Award. The Organisation I lead, the OECD, is part of Europe’s story, part of Europe’s history. Originally founded in 1947 as the secretariat of the Marshall Plan, the OECD has been there from the outset of post-war European reconstruction. And the OECD will continue to play its part in Europe’s future by drawing on what we do best: advancing better policies for better lives.

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  • 27-September-2018

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    Behavioural Insights Conference, Cape Town, South Africa

    The OECD Behavioural Insights Conference brings together behavioural practitioners and policy makers from around the world to discuss how using behavioural insights can affect policy change.

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  • 27-September-2018

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    Open Government Data Report - Enhancing Policy Maturity for Sustainable Impact

    This report provides an overview of the state of open data policies across OECD member and partner countries, based on data collected through the OECD Open Government Data survey (2013, 2014, 2016/17), country reviews and comparative analysis. The report analyses open data policies using an analytical framework that is in line with the OECD OUR data Index and the International Open Data Charter. It assesses governments’ efforts to enhance the availability, accessibility and re-use of open government data. It makes the case that beyond countries’ commitment to open up good quality government data, the creation of public value requires engaging user communities from the entire ecosystem, such as journalists, civil society organisations, entrepreneurs, major tech private companies and academia. The report also underlines how open data policies are elements of broader digital transformations, and how public sector data policies require interaction with other public sector agendas such as open government, innovation, employment, integrity, public budgeting, sustainable development, urban mobility and transport. It stresses the relevance of measuring open data impacts in order to support the business case for open government data.
  • 25-September-2018

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    Greece-OECD project: Technical support on anti-corruption

    The OECD, together with Greece and the European Commission, have developed support activities for implementing Greece’s National Anti-Corruption Action Plan.

  • 24-September-2018

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    System thinking for critical infrastructure resilience and security - OECD/ JRC Workshop

    Joint workshop, organised by the OECD High-Level Risk Forum and the European Commission Joint Research Centre, with experts from the policy community, infrastructure operators, and academia to exchange practices on how best to apply system-thinking to strengthen critical infrastructure resilience.

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