Publications & Documents


  • 6-February-2009

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    Fundamentals of global governance: what are the challenges ahead?

    Given the crisis, the global governance architecture is moving faster than anticipated and the need for International Organisations to work together has increased. How can we help the international organisations become stronger, more inclusive and agile?

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  • 6-February-2009

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    Official visit of the Secretary-General to the Slovak Republic (Bratislava, 9-10 February 2009)

    On the occasion of his official visit, Angel Gurría launched the Economic survey of Slovakia and met the President of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Ivan Gašparovič, and several government officials.

  • 5-February-2009

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  • 3-February-2009

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    Governments must maintain reforms for long-term growth during crisis, says OECD

    The current crisis offers governments the opportunity of combining emergency action with the important structural reforms needed to improve long-term growth and resilience in their economies, according to OECD’s latest Going for Growth.

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  • 31-January-2009

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    Rebooting the global economy

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Mr. Gurría presented the OECD strategic response to the financial and economic crisis which provides elements and analytical tools to help governments redesign and restart the financial system, but also a comprehensive strategy to put the global economy back on a sustained growth trajectory.

  • 30-January-2009

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    The next food crisis – Is it unavoidable?

    Since September, the global economic downturn has grabbed public and government attention but the food crisis has not disappeared with the recession and falling commodity prices and remains a priority, according to Mr. Gurría.

  • 30-January-2009

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    Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

    Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

  • 29-January-2009

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    Managing our future water needs: What can be done to provide the right incentives?

    In a world where advance-countries will have to increase their water spending by huge proportions to maintain existing level of service, and the developing countries have huge supply and sanitation challenges to meet, it is fundamental to have good water management practices, according to Mr. Gurría.

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  • 28-January-2009

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    Dealing with the crisis: reforms that will put us back on a path of growth, innovation and sustainability

    According to Mr. Gurría, the crisis has led to some major new thinking, about regulation and markets, about accountability and ethics, and about the kind of economy we need to build. Our strategy is about devising better policies, better regulations and better institutional frameworks that enable businesses to flourish and public interests to be safeguarded in a stronger, cleaner and fairer world economy.

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  • 27-January-2009

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    The world needs to rewrite the rules of finance and global business

    Angel Gurría shares his views about issues on the 2009 Davos agenda. Beyond short-term expediency, politicians must figure out how to set a long-term course for the global economy. Along with more effective regulation, we need fairer social policies and an end to the bottlenecks that block competition and innovation and hamper sustainable growth. We must also find ways for governments to exit from their massive emergency interventions

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