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OECD and the UN: securing access to safe water and sanitation
The focus of Angel Gurría's address to the annual conference of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) was on the role of institutional investors, the quality of the regulatory framework, and the need to improve corporate governance in state-owned enterprises.
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This Annual Report highlights some of the OECD's achievements of the past year and describes how it is helping its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.
Governments and industry should step up their coordination to combat the global problem of spam, according to a new set of OECD recommendations.
The OECD is launching a new project aimed at providing guidance for governments on applying Value Added Taxes, or VAT - also called Goods and Services Tax, or GST, in some countries -- to cross-border trade.
Two-thirds of the aid which the European Commission and the 22 member governments of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee pledged to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been spent or ear-marked for specific projects, according to statistics gathered by the OECD.
The need to manage pollution, natural resources and biodiversity in France continues to be a major challenge. The OECD Environmental Performance Review of France highlights the effectiveness of the environmental policy pursued by France;
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.
Local entrepreneurship is one of the keys to business development in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and women have a particular role to play in getting the region to fulfil its economic potential and bring greater prosperity to its citizens
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commended Sweden for making poverty reduction in developing countries a focus across the full range of government departments.