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14-December-2010

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Fiscal decentralisation and public investment: The experience of Latin America

Despite large differences across countries, Latin America’s average investment-to-GDP ratio and the overall quality of infrastructure in the region are relatively low by international comparison.

14-December-2010

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Does fiscal decentralisation strengthen social capital? Cross-country evidence and the experiences of Brazil and Indonesia

This paper tests the hypothesis that, by giving people more voice in the government decision-making process, fiscal decentralisation fosters social capital, measured in terms of interpersonal trust.

9-December-2010

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The 2008-09 crisis in Turkey: performance, policy responses and challenges for sustaining the recovery

Turkey is recovering from its most severe recession in several decades.

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9-December-2010

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The land transport sector: Policy and performance

This paper provides a broad overview of policy goals and instruments and commonly used performance and policy indicators related to land transport.

9-December-2010

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Fiscal-consolidation strategies for Canadian governments

Although Canada remains in an advantageous fiscal position relative to many other OECD countries as the global economy recovers from the 2008/09 recession, the deterioration in the country’s public finances has been substantial.

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8-December-2010

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3-December-2010

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Tax policy reform and fiscal consolidation

Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare.

3-December-2010

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Tax Policy Study No. 20 - Tax Policy Reform and Economic Growth

In the wake of the recent financial and economic crisis, how OECD countries can face the challenge of restoring public finances without jeopardising economic growth?

3-December-2010

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Tax Policy Study No. 19: Choosing a Broad Base – Low Rate Approach to Taxation

Many countries will likely face the need to increase tax revenues, as part of fiscal consolidation, during the next few years. But how is this best done? And what are the considerations when choosing between raising tax rates and broadening the tax base by scaling back or abolishing targeted tax provisions (such as allowances, exemptions and preferential rates)? This report aims to answer such questions by taking a close look at the

2-December-2010

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Tax Reform: Restoring Growth

Given the current high levels of budget deficits and government debt, Governments recognize that they need to consolidate their budgets. Taxes can give rise to a multitude of disincentives to work, invest and innovate, with adverse effects on economic growth and welfare. But how can such distortions be minimised?

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