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  • 23-March-2017

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenues continue to rise despite low economic growth

    Tax revenues in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries continued to increase in 2015, according to new data from the annual Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean publication. The average tax-to-GDP ratio for LAC countries reached 22.8% of GDP in 2015, up from 22.2% in 2014.

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  • 8-March-2017

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    Conference on business, finance and gender

    Paris, 8 March 2017: Taking place on International Women's Day, this OECD-hosted conference considered questions such as gender differences in financial literacy and inclusion; women working in the informal economy and the role of business: gender differences in the changing pensions landscape; empowering women to fight back against corruption and engaging men to support gender equality in the workplace.

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  • 3-March-2017

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    International Women's Day 2017 - Achieving women’s economic empowerment by 2030: From Global Commitment to Policy Solutions

    Women’s economic empowerment is widely recognised as one of the most effective means of catalysing positive social transformation in favour of gender equality with wide-ranging positive impacts for women and their communities as well as national economies.

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  • 14-February-2017

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    More strategic focus would improve impact of Poland’s foreign aid

    Poland has built up a small but solid presence in international development and should now focus its limited resources on areas where it can make the most impact, allocating more funds to bilateral aid in priority countries and sectors, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 22-December-2016

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    Detailed final 2015 aid figures released by OECD/DAC

    The detailed final aid figures for 2015 are available since end December 2016. The data add significant detail to preliminary Official Development Assistance (ODA) statistics that were released in April 2016.

  • 16-December-2016

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    US push to make its development aid more effective is paying off

    The United States has maintained foreign aid volumes through the aftermath of the global economic crisis and has visibly improved the focus and effectiveness of its development assistance. These trends should be maintained and reforms to the U.S. Agency for International Development should be consolidated, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 15-December-2016

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    Increased investment in renewable energy is key to spur sustainable growth in Emerging Asia

    Despite a challenging global environment, the growth prospects of Emerging Asia (Southeast Asia, China and India) remain robust over the medium term, according to the latest edition of the OECD Development Centre’s Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India.

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  • 12-December-2016

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    Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration

    Perspectives on Global Development 2017: International Migration in a Shifting World shows that while the share of global migrants originating from developing countries has remained fairly stable at around 80% over the last 20 years, the share of developing country migrants heading to high-income countries has jumped from 36% to 51% of the world total.

  • 9-December-2016

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    New OECD guidance aims to reduce corruption in aid sector

    New international guidance on fighting corruption in the development sector goes into effect today, backed by more than 40 countries, with progress on agreed recommendations to be monitored by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.

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