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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría received the Gustavo Martínez Cabañas International Administration Merit Award in Mexico City.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.
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This report was prepared by the Secretariat of Public Education (Mexico) as an input to the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. The document was prepared in response to guidelines the OECD provided to all countries.
This methodological framework is intended to help governments develop more effective disaster risk management strategies, particularly financial strategies, building on strengthened risk assessment and risk financing.
G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.
This report for Mexico forms part of the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. The purpose of the Review is to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.
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The purpose of the review is to explore how systems of evaluation and assessment can be used to improve the quality, equity and efficiency of school education.
The Review looks at the various components of assessment and evaluation frameworks that countries use with the objective of improving student outcomes. These include student assessment, teacher appraisal, school evaluation and system evaluation.
Focusing on the OECD's contribution to the G20 on financial consumer protection and education, Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, provided the keynote address for a conference on "Financial Regulation and Innovation in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies," aimed at identifying policy alternatives that would foster economic growth while enhancing financial inclusion levels.
The Secretary-General presents the key findings and recommendations from the OECD’s new report on “Strengthening Evidence-Based Policymaking on Security and Justice In Mexico”.
The Secretary-General will be in Mexico from 1st to 6th November to attend the meetings of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors, where he will intervene on various issues, notably on the Global Economy and Framework and on the International Financial Architecture.