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Release of OECD’s Going for Growth 2016 : News Briefing on 26 February in Shanghai, China

 

22/2/2016 - The OECD will present the 2016 edition of Going for Growth on Friday 26 February.

This year’s report launches on the first day of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Shanghai, China. It identifies and assesses progress that countries have made on key reforms to boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei will present the report during a news conference at 10:30 a.m. The news conference will take place at the G20 meeting site within the Shangri-La Hotel (33 Fucheng Road, Pudong, Changchun Room, 2nd floor, Pujiang Wing.) Journalists must be accredited for the G20 meetings 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 restore healthy growth. The Going for Growth analysis is instrumental in supporting G20 countries’ efforts to fulfil a pledge made by Leaders in 2014, in Brisbane, Australia, to boosting their combined gross domestic product (GDP) by 2% by 2018.

Copies of Going for Growth 2016 will be available on the OECD's password-protected website from 03:30 CET (02:30 GMT) on Friday 26 February for immediate release.

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

The main conclusions and selected country notes will be freely accessible via Internet at http://www.oecd.org/economy/growth/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 or to obtain a password to access the website 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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