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The United Arab Emirates is identified by PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) as one of the most rapidly improving education systems in the world. However its students still perform well below the levels expected in advanced economies.
In 2013, total net Official Development Assistance (ODA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached USD 5.4 billion, representing an increase in real terms of 435% over 2012. This increase mainly consisted of exceptional support to Egypt of over USD 4.5 billion. However, part of it is also a continuation of an upward trend since 2010.
The international community continues making progress toward greater cooperation to ensure effective information exchange in tax matters. The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes issued today 12 new reports that highlight action being taken by jurisdictions to implement the international standard for exchange of information on request.
The Global Forum Secretariat enters into a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Arab Emirates, confirming UAE’s commitment to the Global Forum’s work on transparency and exchange of information.
In 2010, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provided whole-of-government reporting of its aid flows at the activity level to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), making it the first country outside the DAC’s membership to report in such detail.
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OECD-MENA Women's Business Forum: A Platform for Empowering Women in Business
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).
This publication highlights key outcomes of the work of the MENA-OECD Investment Programme from 2005-2007, including reforms achieved to date in investment policies and promotion, corporate governance, financial-sector development, and tax policies. It also contains information on the Programme’s activities, highlighting business-climate developments in MENA countries.
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This document presents the country action plans (CAPs) for public sector modernisation of seven Arab Countries: Bahrain, Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia. The CAPs are one of the key results of the regional policy dialogue of the GfD Initiative.
The High-Level Seminar on Building an Effective E-Government Action Plan was hosted by the Dubai School of Government, UAE, on 7 March 2006.