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  • 13-July-2017

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    Governments should address fall in public investment as costs stabilise

    Governments have responded differently to new demands on them since the global crisis, with many raising spending on social services, some trimming public sector employment and most stabilising day-to-day running costs at a lower level.

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  • 10-July-2017

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    OECD Government at a Glance 2017 launches Thursday 13 July at 11:00 CEST

    The latest edition of the OECD’s biennial overview of public governance, Government at a Glance 2017, will be published on Thursday 13 July at 11:00 CET (10:00 GMT). The report compares OECD and partner countries in areas like public sector spending, employment, pay and investment using around 60 indicators.

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  • 6-July-2017

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    Athens hosts Forum on Public Integrity to tackle corruption 11-12 July, 2017

    Combatting corruption and restoring trust in institutions by upholding the principles of public integrity will be at the heart of a major conference in Athens from 11-12 July 2017.

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  • 28-March-2017

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    One in five mobile phones shipped abroad is fake

    Nearly one in five mobile phones and one in four video game consoles shipped internationally is fake, as a growing trade in counterfeit IT and communications hardware weighs on consumers, manufacturers and public finances, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 13-March-2017

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    Argentina strengthens co-operation with the OECD via new Action Plan

    As part of efforts to deepen co-operation between the OECD and Argentina and contribute to the country’s public policy and reform agenda, Argentina’s Finance Minister Nicolás Dujovne has presented an Action Plan to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

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  • 6-December-2016

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    Better management of tight budgets could help Latin American and Caribbean governments to raise living standards

    Governments in Latin America will need to improve public sector management and capacity – including budget allocation – to compensate for the pressure on public finances from sliding commodity prices, according to a new report by the OECD and Inter-American Development Bank covering more than 15 countries in the region.

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  • 21-November-2016

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    Mayors can play a key role in making inclusive growth a reality

    Mayors and local leaders from around the world launched today a plan of action to help tackle inequality, boost job creation and harness economic development.

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  • 3-November-2016

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    OECD study signals the importance of collective efforts by international organisations to improve global standard setting

    The role of international organisations (IOs) is critical in the development of rules and standards that can help advance the well-being of citizens in an increasingly globalised world.

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  • 13-October-2016

    Spanish

    Mejorar la coordinación entre los distintos niveles de gobierno en Colombia permitirá a una inversión pública más eficiente

    La inversión pública en Colombia ha aumentado sustancialmente en los últimos años hasta alcanzar casi el 4% del PIB, una cifra superior a la media OCDE de 3.2%. Sin embargo, según indica un nuevo informe de la OCDE, para hacer frente a la brecha en infraestructuras y para superar las desigualdades territoriales será necesario que el país mantenga y amplíe sus esfuerzos en materia de inversión.

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  • 13-October-2016

    English

    Cities will become inequality traps without better housing, transport policies

    Governments should rethink city housing, transport and other urban systems to ensure that fast-growing cities do not become inequality traps, according to a new OECD report showing that a majority of cities have higher levels of inequality than the national average.

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