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Article for the OECD's Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director of the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
Article for the OECD Observer (June 2009), written by Jeffrey Owens, Director, and Richard Parry, Head of the Global Relation Unit, Centre for Tax Policy and Administration.
The financial crisis might not have been caused by taxation, but it nonetheless raises concerns about evasion, compliance and transparency in financial markets. The OECD Observer asked South Africa's minister of finance, Pravin Gordhan, who chairs the OECD's Forum on Tax Administration, to explain.
Article in the OECD Observer (June 2009). Though OECD work on making international tax fairer began over 50 years ago, it was not until 1998 and a report on harmful tax competition that the OECD stepped up its work against tax evasion, tax havens and abuse.
Article in the OECD Observer (June 2009).
Addressing a conference organised by the French and German governments in Berlin on the fight against tax fraud and evasion, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría welcomed progress in implementing international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes. He announced that the next meeting of the Global Forum on Transparency and Information Exchange, which guides the OECD’s work in this area, will take place
Interview (French). In April, the G20 decided to fight bank secrecy and the lack of transparency of financial networks. Pascal Saint-Amans, OECD expert defends the plan. For Eva Joly, former anti-corruption judge and Green candidate in the European elections, it doesn't go far enough. Discussion.
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This statement outlines OECD's response to the crisis and OECD perspectives on the Development Committee agenda. It was presented at the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee meeting in Washington on 26 April 2009 by Mr. Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, and Mr. Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).
Interview with Pascal Saint-Amans, Head of the International Co-operation and Tax Competition Division (in French). France24, 6 April 2009
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This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and draws preliminary policy recommendations.