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The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has just completed peer reviews of 11 jurisdictions. This brings to 70 the number of peer review reports completed since March 2010.
To reduce corruption and restore confidence in public institutions in the wake of the Arab Spring, governments in the Middle East and North Africa should improve the management and oversight of state-owned enterprises, which often play a major role in their economies.
Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.
OECD area annual inflation was stable at 2.8% in the year to February, with diverging and offsetting movements in energy and food price inflation.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the measures announced by Eurogroup finance ministers meeting in Copenhagen to protect the euro area economies.
The United Kingdom has significantly boosted its foreign bribery enforcement efforts but needs to be more transparent when resolving cases.
Hungary’s law banning bribery of foreign public officials is relatively good on paper but lacks effective application, according to a new OECD report. Hungary must strengthen detection and prosecution of individuals and companies involved in foreign bribery.
W okresie globalnego kryzysu gospodarczego Polska wyróżniła się na tle państw OECD dzięki znacznie szybszemu wzrostowi gospodarczemu w porównaniu do większości państw oraz imponującemu sukcesowi w zakresie redukcji różnic dochodów w porównaniu ze swoimi europejskimi partnerami.
Finland gives its young children a better start in education than most OECD countries.
Poland has been a strong performer across the OECD through the global economic crisis, growing much faster than most other countries and making impressive steps toward reducing the income gap with its European Union partners, according to the OECD’s latest economic survey.