Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) GDP will shrink by between 0.9% and 1% in 2016, according to the latest estimates, the second consecutive year of negative growth and a rate of contraction the region has not seen since the early 1980s. According to the Latin American Economic Outlook 2017, the region should recover in 2017, but with modest GDP growth of between 1.5% and 2%, below expected growth in advanced economies.
OECD will measure the impact of digitalising the Mexican Social Security Institute formalities and guide future efforts on simplification
El programa de reformas que México ha emprendido para combatir la corrupción, reforzar la rendición de cuentas y promover la integridad y la transparencia en todo el país se encuentra en un momento decisivo.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD Review of Mexico´s National Auditing System and signed agreements with the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) to start new projects on regulation, integrity and public procurement.
It is a great pleasure to be here to mark the beginning of another very important collaborative initiative between the OECD and the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS). Our achievements have grown in strength since early 2012, when we released the first reviews of public procurement for the IMSS.
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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for Mexico. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
Those in-depth studies of the health system of member countries focus on economic issues. They assess the performance of health systems in a comparative context, identify the main challenges faced by the country health system and put forward policy options to better meet them. Reviews are initiated at the request of the country to be examined and emphasis is placed on specific issues of key policy interest.
The equal inclusion of women in economic life is a key driver of economic growth throughout the world, including the Pacific Alliance countries of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Talent is lost, and future growth suffers, when women do not have the same opportunities as men to reach their full potential in the labour market. All countries of the world have work to do to advance the equality agenda, and Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru have much to do. While girls and women in the Pacific Alliance are progressing on the path to gender equality and inclusive growth, significant roadblocks remain.
The OECD welcomes the laws of the National Anti-corruption System that were approved by the Parliament on June 16, 2016 and enacted on July 18, 2016, clearing the way for one of the key pillars of Mexico’s structural reform agenda. The promulgation of these laws substantially transforms the anti-corruption architecture of Mexico by putting in place measures that the OECD considers effective.
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In the last quarter of 2015, 58% of the Mexican population aged 15-74 were employed compared with 61% at the end of 2007 and 60% for the OECD as a whole. The drop in the employment rate is mainly driven by a decline in the effective retirement age of persons aged 65-74, whereas the employment rate of people aged 15-64 has been more stable.