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  • 12-April-2016

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    Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

    The 2016 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Mexico City, on 12-13 April. Discussions will focus on disruptive innovation, leniency programmes and promoting effective competition in public procurement.

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  • 27-February-2016

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    Survey on measuring financial literacy and financial inclusion

    As part of an exercise to measure the financial knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of adults, as well as levels of financial inclusion and indicators of financial well-being across a wide range of countries, the OECD is inviting countries to participate in an international survey. Deadline for submission: 27 February 2016.

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  • 4-January-2016

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    Detailed final 2014 aid figures released by OECD/DAC

    The detailed final aid figures for 2014 are now available on the OECD Aid Statistics web site. The new data add significant detail to preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics that were released in April 2014.

  • 15-December-2015

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    Portugal needs to increase its development aid and improve oversight

    Portugal has endeavoured to maintain its foreign aid programme since the economic crisis, but its aid budget has been hit hard and a plan is needed to avoid a further decline and get back on a path towards internationally agreed targets, according to an OECD Review.

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  • 11-December-2015

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  • 1-December-2015

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    OECD at COP21: Supporting climate action in development co-operation

    The DAC ENVIRONET is supporting sustainable development in partner countries by monitoring development finance for climate change, providing policy insights and recommendations to the development community regarding climate change, and contributing to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

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  • 24-November-2015

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    Adapting Transport Policy to Climate Change - Carbon Valuation, Risk and Uncertainty

    Transport accounts for nearly a quarter of carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion. The price attached to these emissions is critical to climate policies and emissions mitigation efforts in the sector. As the impact of emissions on climate does not depend on where CO2 is released, the price of carbon should be uniform. In reality, however, it varies immensely, reflecting the complexity of assessing climate impacts.
    This report reviews the three key challenges in considering the effects of carbon dioxide emissions in economic appraisal: the valuation of carbon dioxide emissions, the treatment of uncertainty in climate change and the approach used to discounting future costs and benefits. The report reviews current approaches in selected countries (France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States) and provides examples of good practice and recommendations for national and international policy making.

     

  • 24-November-2015

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    SME Policy Index: Eastern Partner Countries 2016 - Assessing the Implementation of the Small Business Act for Europe

    The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool designed for emerging economies to assess SME policy frameworks and monitor progress in policy implementation over time. The Index has been developed by the OECD in partnership with the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Training Foundation (ETF) in 2006.
    For the Eastern Partner Countries, the assessment framework is structured around the ten principles of the Small Business Act for Europe (SBA), providing a wide-range of pro-enterprise measures to guide the design and implementation of SME policies based on good practices promoted by the EU and the OECD. It is applied to the Eastern Partner Countries for the second time since 2012.
    The Index identifies strengths and weaknesses in policy design and implementation, allows for comparison across countries and measures convergence towards good practices and relevant policy standards. It aims to support governments in setting targets for SME policy development and to identify strategic priorities to further improve the business environment. It also helps to engage governments in policy dialogue and exchange good practices within the region and with OECD and EU members.

  • 20-November-2015

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    Strengthening regional ties is key to maintain Emerging Asia’s growth momentum, says Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2016

    While the outlook for many OECD countries remains worryingly subdued, Emerging Asia (Southeast Asia, China and India) is set for robust – though more moderate than in recent years - growth over the medium term, according to the latest OECD Development Centre’s Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India.

  • 19-November-2015

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    Revenue Statistics in Africa

    African tax administration representatives gathered under the auspices of the African Union Commission to set the framework for harmonising their revenue statistics.

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