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Young people are likely to be hit hard by rising unemployment as the global downturn continues.
Ireland’s net official development assistance (ODA) was USD 1.3 billion in 2008, a 90% increase over 2003 in real terms. Ireland’s aid grew from 0.39% of gross national income in 2003 to 0.58% in 2008 during a period of exceptional national economic growth.
Bermuda has signed 8 new tax information exchange agreements, with seven Nordic economies – Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and with New Zealand, bringing to 11 the number of such agreements it has entered into.
Following recent statements by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, related to more efficient international tax co-operation, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría confirmed that the Organisation has always paid due attention to the interests of its Member countries and will continue to do so. He made public a letter to President Han-Rudolf Merz sent on 2 April of this year, setting out the course of actions of the
How equitable is access to health and education in OECD countries? How wide are the differences in economic performance between regions? To what extent do government benefits and taxes reduce poverty?
Informal employment is at record levels worldwide with severe consequences for poverty in poor countries, according to Is Informal Normal?, a new report by the OECD Development Centre.
The OECD welcomes recent commitments to the internationally agreed tax standard on exchange of information made by Costa Rica, Malaysia, Philippines and Uruguay.
Investing in Food Security in a Global Economy brought together international experts to discuss a range of agricultural, development and trade policy issues. Key questions on how to ensure food security for the world’s poor both during the current crisis and over the
The OECD welcomed today the formal endorsement by Uruguay of its tax information exchange standards.
Education has been a persistent priority of Chile since the early 1990s. The government’s firm commitment to access and equity has led to ever-increasing numbers of young people entering tertiary education, posing challenges for both its financing and quality.