An effective procurement policy must be designed to obtain goods and services at the lowest possible price or, more generally, to achieve the best value for money. Vigorous competition among suppliers helps governments realise this objective.
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29 June 2020 - Preliminary data for 2019 show that gross premiums rose in most countries, especially in the non-life sector, continuing the global growth observed in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic may however curb the positive premium and investment income growth.
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This review is based on the report prepared by the OECD Secretariat to support the review of Costa Rica undertaken by the OECD Investment Committee, as part of the process for Costa Rica’s accession to the OECD.
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25/06/2020 - This report presents recent capital flow developments during the COVID-19 crisis and serves as a background paper to the G20 International Financial Working Group meeting on 24 June 2020.