Speeches


  • 21-September-2015

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    Remarks at European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing 2015 Annual Conference

    To tackle these challenges and mitigate their effects, the OECD is working in a wide spectrum of policy areas: anti-bribery, public procurement, lobbying or money laundering. Strengthening the role of internal controls and audit functions is one of our key tools to help combat corruption and fraud.

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  • 21-September-2015

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    Putting the information revolution to work for water

    Making sense of and communicating data requires imagination and creativity. The bolder and more ambitious we are, the better we can produce, analyse and communicate policy-relevant data to support better water policies for better lives.

  • 21-September-2015

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    OECD Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2015

    This new OECD inventory puts the spotlight on almost 800 spending programmes and tax breaks that governments use to encourage the production or use of fossil fuels. These policies are found in both our member countries and in key emerging economies at national, state and provincial levels.

  • 16-September-2015

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    Promoting gender equality in the G7 and beyond: education, employment and entrepreneurship

    2015 is the year in which we aim to develop a new architecture for financing development for the Sustainable Development Goals and to build, during COP 21 in Paris, a new framework to tackle climate change. In all these arenas, decisive action for women’s rights and enhanced gender equality can play a crucial role.

  • 15-September-2015

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    Shifting gear: policy challenges for the next 50 years - Iveagh House Lecture

    It goes without saying that the world in the 2060s will be a very different place. Our long-range simulations suggest that if we follow ‘business as usual’ our societies will be older, our climate will be warmer, and as a result of both, economic growth will be slower, ramping up pressure on public finances.

  • 15-September-2015

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    Launch of 2015 Economic Survey of Ireland

    The economy is powering ahead. At 5.2%, Irish GDP was the fastest growing in the OECD in 2014. This year we expect growth of around 5% again - which would likely see Ireland remain the fastest growing economy in the OECD two years running.

  • 11-September-2015

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    Beyond the crisis: New approaches to current and future economic challenges

    To help transform the OECD’s economic thinking and acting, we launched the New Approaches to Economic Challenges (NAEC) initiative in 2012. During three years of reflection, we took a hard look at our analytical methods, our data and policy advice.

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  • 11-September-2015

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    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on Cebu Action Plan - The Starting Point (Tax)

    Leveraging off the work being done on the global stage on international taxation, APEC economies will be able to maximise the benefits by tailoring that work to its specific context, and ensuring that it meets your specific needs.

  • 11-September-2015

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    APEC Cebu Finance Ministers Meeting: Remarks on global economic and financial outlook, inclusive productivity and integration in APEC economies

    The Asia-Pacific region is and will remain the engine of the world economy going forward – it accounts for 57% of global GDP, 46% of world trade and more than a third of the global population – and there is much to celebrate about APEC’s achievements in recent years. However, APEC economies are not immune from risk.

  • 7-September-2015

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    We can and we will make the SDGs happen - Launch of the Development Co-operation Report 2015: Making Partnerships Effective Coalitions for Action

    This year’s Development Co-operation Report shows how the need for co-ordinated action is more urgent than ever. In particular, we can and must ensure that Goal 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for development – is set in motion quickly. The other goals depend on it.

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