The Secretary-General met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and high-level officials, and also presented a number of new OECD reports on Mexico.
In Tijuana the Secretary-General delivered remarks at the Tijuana Innovadora event and received a Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from the Centro de Enseñanza Técnica y Superior. In San Diego he delivered remarks at the Institute of the Americas where he also received the Global Leadership Award.
OECD will measure the impact of digitalising the Mexican Social Security Institute formalities and guide future efforts on simplification
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.
This report measures the administrative costs generated by formalities in the municipalities of Colima and Jalisco.
The Secretary-General attended the OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity. He also delivered remarks at a roundtable on e-government and competitiveness and presented several reports.
OECD delivers fit-for-purpose recommendations to the municipality of Torreon, Mexico to improve the quality of regulations and administrative procedures.
Mr. Gurría presented the OECD Health System Review of Mexico and the report "Improving ISSSTE's Public Procurement for Better Results". He also attended the Economic Outlook Seminar 2016 and received a Doctor Honoris Causa at the Universidad del Valle de México (UVM).
Mayors and ministers gathered for the 6th OECD Roundtable concluded that the solution to climate change will happen in cities. National governments alone will not be able to tackle environmental challenges, sustainable development should include cities and their governments as main stakeholders. Creating sustainable cities is a global agenda and Habitat III is an opportunity to shape the global urban agenda for the next 20 years.
The Secretary-General attended events in Guadelajara, Mexico City and Cancun and presented several new OECD publications on Mexico.