Today, on the eve of the Pittsburgh G20 meeting, the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information dealing with tax matters, took major steps to confirm the end of the era of banking secrecy as a shield for tax evaders.
Governments should invest more money on children in the first six years of their lives to reduce social inequality and help all children, especially the most vulnerable, have happier lives, according to the OECD’s first ever report on child well-being in its 30 member countries.
Representatives of almost 100 governments have been invited to meet in Los Cabos, Mexico, on 1-2 September to decide next steps in a global campaign to improve transparency and exchange of banking and ownership information for tax purposes.
Across OECD countries, close to 40% of high-school students who come top in science subjects have no interest in pursuing a science-related career, while almost 45% do not want to continue studying science, according to a new OECD report.
Fiscal policy, says the latest Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO 2009) from the OECD’s Development Centre, can be a powerful tool for economic, political and social development in Latin America if taxes are raised efficiently and fairly.
El rápido crecimiento de la economía y la población en México están ejerciendo una presión significativa en el medioambiente, aumentando la contaminación y agotando los recursos naturales.
Rapid increases in Mexico’s economy and population are putting massive pressure on the environment, increasing pollution and depleting natural resources.
Der rasche Anstieg der Bevölkerung in Mexiko und das Wachstum der Wirtschaft stellen eine erhebliche Belastung für die Umwelt dar. Die Umweltverschmutzung steigt und die natürlichen Ressourcen werden über Gebühr in Anspruch genommen.