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In this speech delivered at the Council meeting at ministerial level, Angel Gurría highlights some of the OECD's achievements in 2009 and describes how it will help its member countries respond to new challenges ahead.
At the OECD-India Symposium, M. Gurría explained that the recovery in India should continue to gain momentum and growth exceed 6% in the current fiscal year. In 2010, growth should rise above 7%, which is amongst the fastest projected growth rates globally.
El año 2010 será un “año de recuperación” crítico para América Latina y las decisiones que se tomen en esta fase serán cruciales para determinar el futuro de estos países, segun el Secretario General de la OCDE.
América Latina tiene que lograr un crecimiento justo, más incluyente. Reducir las disparidades es un imperativo político, económico y moral, según Angel Gurría.
In the context of the economic crisis, reforms can become an effective vehicle for sustained recovery but governments must find the right balance between an effective regulatory and institutional framework and minimising unnecessary red tape. Moreover, governments cannot reset the economy on their own and the contribution of the women and the private sector will be crucial, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
Speaking at the governance forum of the third MENA-OECD ministerial meeting, Mr. Gurría noted that sound regulations and efficient public services are essential for better functioning private markets. He added that governments should ensure integrity, transparency and accountability by modernizing legal frameworks and encourage a more inclusive economy, an economy empowering women.
Opening this event in Marrakesh, Angel Gurría underlined that the economic crisis has not spared the MENA region, with a significant economic contraction and a severe impact on the labour markets. According to the Secretary-General, the MENA-OECD Initiative can serve as a model for effective co-operation in building the global economy of the future.
At an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mr. Gurría talked about the progress made by Central and Eastern European countries since then and the challenges ahead.
The OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, explained that innovation will be one of the keys to accelerating recovery and putting firms and countries back on a path to sustainable, smarter and greener growth.
Japan is one of the countries hardest-hit by the crisis. We now see signs of a recovery in Japan, thanks to large-scale fiscal stimulus and accommodative measures by the Bank of Japan. But the great challenge today is to move from a policy-based recovery to self-sustained growth.