Mexico's macroeconomic fundamentals are solid and well administered, monetary policy is appropriate and independent and is handled in a responsible way, and the reforms are beginning to show results. Mexico is improving its capacity for growth from within. But much remains to be done to transform these reforms into inclusive growth. Much more must be done to end poverty.
These are just a few of the main findings in these studies. I invite you to read them carefully and to participate actively in the discussions that will take place tomorrow at this Forum on Competition and Regulation. Your viewpoints and the ideas that will emerge from these debates will be yet another contribution to making Mexico more competitive on the basis of a more level playing field.
Faced with a complicated international setting, the Mexican economy has shown that it has solid foundations. However, we must continue our efforts to ensure that growth is inclusive and that its fruits are distributed fairly. This will be the great challenge that you, as future economists, will have to cope with.
The interaction between San Diego and Tijuana is an example of the enormous potential of cross-border regions for promoting productivity, innovation, employment and inclusion. Let us press further in our quest for shared prosperity. The world needs successful examples of integration that will put an end to fear and prejudice. Borders should be channels of communication and not of exclusion.
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.
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.
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.
The commitment shown by the Mexican administration in opening up government data is reflected in the country’s position in the OECD’s OUR data index of open, useful and reusable public data. Mexico is among the top 10 OECD countries in this respect and ranks above the OECD average, trailing the leading countries such as the USA and Canada by only a narrow margin.
Allow me to share some thoughts with you about how we at the OECD view the international economic context and the situation and trends in Mexico.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you something of what a public service career has meant for me, and to relate to you some of the experiences that have marked my professional path. I hope that you will discern in these remarks the enthusiasm, the conviction and the faith we need in order to change and improve Mexico.