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Release of OECD’s Going for Growth 2012: News Briefing on 24 February at 10:00 a.m. in Mexico City (17:00p.m in Paris)

 

20/02/2012 -  The OECD will present the 2012 edition of its flagship economic policy publication Going for Growth on Friday 24 February.

This year’s report, which launches on the eve of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Mexico City, identifies and assesses progress countries have made on key reforms that can help their economies rebound from the global economic crisis, boost long-term growth and create jobs.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Mexico’s Finance Minister Jose-Antonio Meade will present the report during a news conference at 10:00 a.m. (Mexico City Time) at the Intercontinental Hotel Presidente, Campos Eliseos 218, Col. Chapultepec Polanco, Mexico City, 11560 Mexico.

Since its 2005 launch, Going for Growth has highlighted structural reforms that can boost economic activity and raise living standards in each OECD country. The BRIICS - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia 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 that can accelerate economic recovery.  
 
Copies of Going for Growth will be available on the OECD's password-protected website from 17:00 p.m. (Paris time) (16:00 GMT) on Friday 24 February for immediate release.

Journalists wishing to attend should contact Carolina Ziehl, at the OECD’s Mexico City Centre (+52 559 138 6235, Carolina.Ziehl@oecd.org) or news.contact@oecd.org.

The main conclusions and selected country reports will be freely accessible (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/economics/goingforgrowth. You are invited to include this link in reports on the survey.

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

The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to embargo@oecd.org.

 

 

 

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