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Release of OECD’s Going for Growth 2017: News Briefing on 17 March in Baden Baden, Germany

 

13/03/2017 - The OECD will present the 2017 edition of Going for Growth on Friday, 17 March.

 

This year’s report launches on the first day of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Baden Baden, Germany. It identifies and assesses progress that countries have made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity, create jobs and ensure that economic gains benefit the vast majority of citizens.

 

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble will present the report during a news conference at 15:30 p.m. The news conference will take place at the G20 meeting site (Kurhaus Baden-Baden, Wintergarten room, 1st floor, Kaiserallee 1,  76530 Baden Baden). Journalists must be accredited for the G20 meetings and request specific registration via the dedicated accreditation platform to access the news conference.

 

Since its 2005 launch, Going for Growth has highlighted structural reforms that can boost economic activity and raise living standards in each OECD country. Emerging economies Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russian Federation and South Africa were added to the work programme in 2011.

 

This year’s report assesses the pace of reform in OECD and major emerging economies and discusses policy options to help governments escape the low-growth trap many are facing. The framework for selecting policy priorities laid out in this year’s report considers for the first time inclusiveness as a prime objective, alongside productivity and employment, which are the prime drivers of average income growth. 

 

Copies of Going for Growth 2017 will be available on the OECD's password-protected website from 15:30 CET (14:30 GMT) on Friday, 17 March for immediate release.

 

For further information on the launch event or other OECD media activities during the G20 finance  ministers’ meeting in Baden Baden, journalists should contact Lawrence Speer (+33 6 0149 6891) or the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).

 

The main conclusions and individual country notes will be freely accessible via Internet at: www.oecd.org/economy/goingforgrowth.htm. You are invited to include this link in stories on the launch.

 

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.

 

The report will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report under embargo should be sent to embargo@oecd.org.

 

Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

 

 

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