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Release of OECD’s Going for Growth 2013: News Briefing on Friday 15 February at 14:30 p.m. in Moscow

 

08/02/2013 - The OECD will present the 2013 edition of its flagship economic policy publication Going for Growth on Friday 15 February.

This year’s report, which launches on the eve of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Moscow, 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, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Russian Federation Finance Minister Anton Siluanov  will present the report during a news conference at 14:30 p.m. (Moscow Time) at the Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, 1, Manezhnaya Ploshad, Moscow.

 

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, Russia, India, Indonesia, China 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 11.30 a.m. (10:30 GMT) on Friday 15 February for immediate release.

 

Journalists wishing to attend should contact the Bochra Kriout at the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 14 28 or Bochra.Kriout@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/economy/going-for-growth-2013.htm. 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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