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  • 11-February-2018

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    6th World Government Summit: Opening Plenary

    I am delighted to open the World Government Summit and to deepen the strategic partnership between the Summit and the OECD. This Summit is an important opportunity to reflect on the deep governance transformations that are needed to make economies and societies more resilient and inclusive.

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  • 10-February-2018

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    3rd Annual Arab Fiscal Forum: Digital Revolutions in Public Finance

    The global economy is in the midst of a digital transformation that is making waves across every sector of public and private activity. 40% of the world’s population is now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995.

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  • 10-January-2018

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  • 9-January-2018

    English

    Presentation of the Second Progress Report on Development of the New Mexico City International Airport: Adapting Practices to Address Emerging Challenges

    It is a great pleasure for me to be here with you to present the Second Progress Report on the Development of the New Mexico City International Airport: Adapting Practices to Address Emerging Challenges (pdf). In January 2015, the OECD and the Secretariat of Communications and Transport signed an agreement to promote integrity, transparency and good practices in public contracting for this project.

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  • 9-January-2018

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    Launch of the Review of Mexico's e-Procurement System: Redesigning CompraNet through Stakeholder Engagement

    It gives me great pleasure to be with you to launch the OECD’s Review of Mexico’s e-Procurement System, CompraNet, one of the Mexican State’s most important tools.

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  • 20-November-2017

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    OPSI Conference on “Innovation in Government: The New Normal”

    What a necessary discussion: improving the effectiveness and efficiency of our public sectors! Of course we need to make them more inclusive, more green, more dynamic, more innovative. This is crucial to deliver the recovery and tackle climate change but also to win back our lost treasure: the trust of our people.

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  • 2-June-2017

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    Strategic Public Procurement: Procuring Sustainable, Innovative and Socially Responsible Solutions

    I am delighted to open this joint OECD-European Commission conference on Strategic Public Procurement. We are honoured to welcome leaders and experts from so many different policy communities and nationalities here today.

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  • 25-April-2017

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    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 30-March-2017

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    In the Public Interest: Taking Integrity to Higher Standards - opening remarks at the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

    Welcome to the 5th edition of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Let me begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr. Robert Fico, and the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for joining us for this opening.

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  • 8-December-2016

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    Roundtable for Ministers on Open Government - opening remarks

    Trust in government has declined to an average of only 43% in OECD countries. Open governments are fundamental to recover that trust and to build sustainable and inclusive economies. Count on the OECD to achieve this crucial endeavor.

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