Publications & Documents


  • 15-November-2012

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    Public social spending rising in most OECD countries

    Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries.

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  • 14-November-2012

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    Global Forum on Public Governance: Better Governance for Inclusive Growth

    The financial and economic crises demonstrate that most governments need to change the way they run their countries. Though some have a better track record of reform than others, all can do more to create inclusive, open and responsible governance that can reduce inequality and promote economic growth.

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  • 13-November-2012

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    Latin America: Tax revenues are rising, but still low and varied among countries

    Tax revenues in Latin American countries are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries, but are rising slowly. Revenue Statistics in Latin America shows that the average tax revenue to GDP ratio in the 15 Latin American countries covered by the report increased from 19% in 2009 to 19.4% in 2010, after falling from a high point of 19.7% in 2008.

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  • 13-November-2012

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    Health: men faring worse than women in hospitalisations for diabetes

    New OECD data show that men are more likely to be admitted to hospital as a result of poor management of diabetes than women, even when there are no significant differences in the number of men and women living with diabetes.

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  • 9-November-2012

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    Balance of economic power will shift dramatically over the next 50 years, says OECD

    The balance of economic power is expected to shift dramatically over the next half century, with fast-growing emerging-market economies accounting for an ever-increasing share of global output, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-November-2012

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    G20 ministers welcome OECD disaster risk assessment and financing framework

    G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.

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  • 6-November-2012

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    Development: Finland should not back-track on its aid commitments, says OECD

    Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights.

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  • 5-November-2012

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    OECD improves tool to predict the hazards of chemicals

    Governments and the chemical industry spend millions of dollars every year testing the safety of chemicals that people use in their everyday lives. Computer modelling, through the OECD-designed QSAR Toolbox software, now replaces many of the tests traditionally done in the laboratory. This allows regulators and industry to save money and use fewer animals to predict the hazardous properties of chemicals.

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  • 31-October-2012

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    Investment: G20 governments must step up efforts to resist protectionism, says OECD, WTO, UNCTAD report

    The OECD, WTO and UNCTAD have called on G20 governments to step up efforts to resist protectionism in the face of continuing high unemployment and a weak economic recovery.

  • 29-October-2012

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    Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, met with the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD

    The President of the French Republic, Mr. François Hollande, met the Heads of international economic organisations at the OECD on Monday 29th October.

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