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Is growth possible in all OECD regions? Evidence suggests that it is. This report argues that helping underdeveloped regions to catch up with more developed ones will have a positive impact on a country’s national growth overall, and that such growth helps to build a fairer society, in which no region’s citizens are left behind.
In Latin American and Caribbean countries the population is growing faster than the world average, intensifying land use and increasing urbanisation. The region is also prone to the negative impact of climate change and natural disasters, putting further pressure on natural resources.
En países latinoamericanos, la población crece a un ritmo mayor que el promedio mundial, lo cual intensifica el uso de la tierra y aumenta la urbanización. La región también es propensa a los impactos negativos del cambio climático y de los desastres naturales.
Palabras de Angel Gurría, Secretario General OCDE, Presentación del Diagnóstico y las Recomendaciones del Informe de la OCDE: “Hacer Posible la Reforma de la Gestión del Agua en México”
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría gave remarks at the presentation of the diagnostic study and recommendations of the OECD report: “Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico" in Mexico City.
Ceremonia de Entrega de la Medalla al Mérito Administrativo Internacional “Gustavo Martínez Cabañas”
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.