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“Closer and stronger ties between the G8 and G5 countries are critical for tackling the increasingly complex global challenges facing our countries, and never more so than in the current economic crisis,” OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said today at the G8 Summit.
The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD notes that Italian Co-operation is facing major challenges. The first is an urgent need to reform official development co-operation, but no political consensus on how to proceed.
The Aid for Trade at a Glance 2009: Maintaining Momentum report presents the results of the second monitoring exercise of the Aid for Trade Initiative and documents its success so far.
The global economic crisis and new ways to help developing countries are among the issues OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will discuss with G8 leaders at the Summit.
International experts and policy practitioners from around the world assessed policy options to restore the economy of the L'Aquila region. The workshop was held in Rome on 3 July 2009 and was organised by the OECD in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
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L’Italia aveva la più elevata spesa pensionistica pubblica... I cambiamenti legiferati in Italia che avrebbero dovuto aumentare l’étà pensionabile e ridotto les prestazioni previdenziali in modo da rispeccchiare l’allungamento dell speranza di vita sono stati rimandati o ritardati...
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Italy had the highest public pension spending of OECD countries in 2005: 14% of national income... Legislated changes in Italy that would have increased the pension age and reduced benefits to reflect increased life expectancy have been postponed.
Italy is suffering a serious economic recession, which started earlier than elsewhere but has now accelerated following the downturn elsewhere and collapse in world trade.
How is the recession affecting Italy’s fiscal situation? What steps should the government take when the economy recovers? How healthy are Italy’s banks? What regulatory reforms are needed? What about plans for fiscal federalism? How does Italy’s education measure up?
Italy is facing strong headwinds from the international financial crisis but so far its banking system has been more resilient than in other countries. This chapter suggests that this reflects a combination of factors.