Speeches


  • 31-May-2016

    English

    OECD Forum 2016: “Productive Economies, Inclusive Societies” - opening remarks

    This year we focus on the ultimate economic and social challenge: how to improve the productivity of our economies while also creating more inclusive societies. This is the policy riddle of our times. If we address this challenge successfully our countries will embark on a new growth trajectory, in which efficiency, competitiveness and productivity are powered by inclusion and equal access to opportunities.

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  • 20-May-2016

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  • 17-May-2016

    English

    The refugee crisis: Challenges and responses for social investment

    The OECD and CEB have led global work on migration for decades: the OECD has contributed analysis, data, knowledge, and tools to inform dialogue and shape policy; and CEB has worked on the frontlines, financing social projects for migrants, refugees, displaced persons, and other vulnerable groups. Given the complementarities between our work, the potential synergies from co-operation are clear.

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  • 17-May-2016

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    Remarks at Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony: Innovation and water management – new ideas and challenges

    I am delighted to be taking part in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize Ceremony. This year marks the 20th anniversary of this prize; it is a unique event and one that combines three topics which are close to my heart: water, innovation and youth.

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  • 11-May-2016

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    Remarks at IFNEC/NEA Nuclear Finance Conference: Global Economic Challenges, Climate Change and Implications for the Energy Sector

    We have assembled energy planning authorities, nuclear vendors, safety regulators, electricity market regulators, utilities, bankers and export credit agencies. The perspectives that each of you bring to this conversation is essential in finding new solutions to financing nuclear projects, essential in rising to the challenge of climate change.

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  • 6-May-2016

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    Launch of the 2016 Economic Survey of Hungary

    It is a great pleasure for me to be in Budapest on a doubly important occasion. We are presenting the 2016 Economic Survey of Hungary, but also celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hungary’s accession to the OECD.

  • 27-April-2016

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    To Brexit or not to Brexit: A Taxing Decision

    Leaving Europe would impose a "Brexit tax" on generations to come. Instead of funding public services, this tax would be a pure deadweight loss, with no economic benefit, said OECD Secretary-General in London.

  • 25-April-2016

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    Presentación del Programa Regional para América Latina y el Caribe ante embajadores en CEPAL

    La OCDE propone poner al servicio de la región lo que sabe hacer mejor: facilitar el diálogo entre pares basado en la evidencia y el análisis de expertos para encontrar soluciones a problemas comunes. El Programa Regional, aún en su etapa de diseño, ES DE Y PARA América Latina y el Caribe, de ahí que esperamos contar con todos ustedes para sacarle el máximo partido en pos del progreso de la región y el bienestar de sus ciudadanos.

  • 25-April-2016

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    Presentación del informe OCDE sobre la política regulatoria de Chile

    Una regulación de calidad es clave para el crecimiento incluyente y el bienestar de la población. Contar con marcos regulatorios de calidad resulta imperativo. La crisis financiera y económica ha puesto al descubierto que el descuido de los procesos regulatorios provoca que se mine la confianza en las instituciones públicas y privadas.

  • 20-April-2016

    English

    Remarks at Netherlands-OECD Global Symposium on Financial Resilience throughout Life

    Financial literacy is an essential life skill. From the cost of education to healthcare, people are confronted with complex, difficult financial decisions: how much and how to borrow, how to save and invest, or which kind of insurance to buy. To address these challenges, we all need to develop the skills to be financially resilient.

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