Speeches / Presentations

  • 5-October-2016


    Generating an innovation dividend from public spending

    Public procurement is one of the nerve centres of our economies: it represents, on average, 12% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 29% of total government expenditures across OECD countries. Used strategically, it can help make our economies more productive, our public sectors more efficient, and our societies and economies more inclusive, our institutions more trusted.

  • 18-September-2016


    Leveraging the SDGs: Delivering access to justice for all

    The Sustainable Development Goals give us a unique opportunity. The road to 2030 might be a long one, but the OECD will be there every step of the way. It is in this spirit that the OECD and OSF invited you here tonight: together we will look to develop the measures, uncover the evidence, and identify the policies that will deliver better access to justice.

  • 22-June-2016


    Presentation of the OECD Open Government Data Review of Mexico

    The commitment shown by the Mexican administration in opening up government data is reflected in the country’s position in the OECD’s OUR data index of open, useful and reusable public data. Mexico is among the top 10 OECD countries in this respect and ranks above the OECD average, trailing the leading countries such as the USA and Canada by only a narrow margin.

  • 19-April-2016


    2016 OECD Integrity Forum opening remarks

    Integrity is not just a moral issue; it’s also about making our economies more productive, our public sectors more efficient, our societies and our economies more inclusive. It’s about restoring trust, not just trust in government, but trust in public institutions, regulators, banks, and corporations.

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  • 9-February-2016


    Reinforcing corporate governance in the Arab region for more resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth

    I am pleased to join you today at the Forum of Arab Regulators on Corporate Governance. The OECD is deeply engaged in strengthening global economic governance by supporting the G7 and the G20, but also through regional initiatives with countries that do not participate in those fora.

  • 8-February-2016


    Launch of the Global Platform for “Governance of the Future”

    This will be a unique forum where political leaders and experts will meet annually to discuss the future of governance. A hub for strategic discussions to make governments and societies fit for today’s and future challenges.

  • 8-February-2016


    Towards Better Public Governance to Promote Prosperity for All - Keynote speech at 4th World Governance Summit

    The OECD is a strategic partner of the World Government Summit since its inaugural meeting in 2013. Our collaboration builds on the role of the OECD as a hub and facilitator for global governance, but also on our growing relations with the UAE and the Middle East and North Africa more broadly.

  • 4-February-2016


    Global Parliamentary Network - Launch of Financing for Democracy report

    Today we are launching a report to address many challenges of financing democracy, with a focus on funding of political parties and election campaigns and the risk of policy capture. Our report poses and answers several key questions.

  • 3-November-2015


    International Seminar on Governance and Development: Good Practices and the Role of External Control - Opening remarks

    We are here today because we share a common cause: better governance for better lives. And, today, we have an excellent opportunity to reflect on the vital role of supreme audit institutions – or SAIs – in achieving this goal.

  • 28-October-2015


    Public Governance Ministerial Meeting: Plenary session remarks

    Today’s discussions focus on the importance of good governance for inclusive and sustainable growth. This is a vast topic – as can be seen from the diversity of issues to be covered in the Ministerial labs later this morning – so I’d like to focus on two key areas: the role of regulation; and the imperative to shape a new vision for the public service.

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