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Countries can use labour market reforms, more targeted tax and transfer systems and better education policies to simultaneously curb the income gap between rich and poor while boosting economic growth.
Governments should establish quality standards and goals in early childhood education and care in order to boost child learning and development, according to a new OECD report.
The 7th meeting of the Forum on Tax Administration, which brought together the heads of tax administrations from 43 countries, concluded with a unified and strengthened commitment to combat offshore tax abuse.
La 7ma. reunión del Foro sobre Administración Tributaria, el cual reúne a los líderes de las administraciones tributarias de 43 países, concluyó con el compromiso unificado y fortalecedor de luchar contra el abuso fiscal offshore.
The rate has hovered at this level since January 2011. However, stability at the aggregate level masks different national situations.
Private consumption was the main contributor for the OECD as a whole, adding 0.3 percentage point, with net exports and gross fixed capital formation each contributing 0.2 percentage point.
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Governments looking to design and implement green growth policies and move towards a green economy now have a new source of information and assistance. Four leading global organizations today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the Green Growth Knowledge Platform.
The assessment is little changed compared to last month for most countries, but the CLIs for Japan, United States and Russia are showing stronger signs of a positive change in momentum and remain above long-term trend.
The OECD’s latest economic survey of Chile, to be published on Tuesday 17 January 2012, discusses the country’s recovery from the global economic crisis and looks at the major challenges as growth slows worldwide.
Though the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending in the past year, including to development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled since 2003. Spain still has plans to meet the international target of committing 0.7% of its gross national income to development aid.