This review finds that while Mexico has taken important steps in addressing the urban challenges in the Valle de México, Mexico’s largest metropolitan area, there is a need for major metropolitan governance reform. Serious urban governance failings are inhibiting adequate responses to critical urban development priorities - regeneration, access to adequate housing, reliable and safe public transport, and environmental protection. Several measures are currently being implemented. However, these tools and reforms will not produce the desired solutions to urban problems in the absence of metropolitan thinking, strategic regional planning, and improved co-ordination and collaboration across levels of government.
This report provides an overview of frameworks and experience in Latin America and internationally in dealing with the challenges associated with corporate governance of company groups. It describes their economic rationale, benefits and relevance in Latin America, and how they are defined, overseen and regulated. It also delves into some of the risks and more specific challenges involved in ensuring protection of minority shareholder rights and managing or minimising conflicts of interest within groups. It notes the rising importance of Latin American-based multinational company groups. Finally, it reviews existing international and regional guidance on corporate governance of company groups before assessing the more specific policy options and challenges in the region, and describing the conclusions reached by the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable and Task Force on Company Groups based on this report’s findings. Country-specific chapters provide more specific descriptions of the frameworks in place for corporate governance of company groups in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
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Unemployment in Mexico is low (4.3% in Q1 2015) relative to the OECD average (7%), and has been declining in recent years. The incidence of long-term unemployment is extremely low (1.5% in Q4 2014) and it has remained fairly constant in the recent past, while it has reached alarming levels in the rest of the OECD (36% in Q4 2014).
Specific country notes have been prepared using data from the database OECD Health Statistics 2015, July 2015 version. The notes are available in PDF format.
A dashboard of key government indicators by country, to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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In Mexico, the mortality from cardiovascular diseases (CVD) has decreased slower than in many OECD countries and the burden of CVD and diabetes is increasing rapidly.
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En México la mortalidad por enfermedades cardiovasculares (ECV) se ha reducido más lentamente que en muchos países de la OCDE y la prevalencia de las ECV y la diabetes aumenta con rapidez.
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Para detonar plenamente el potencial del país y elevar la productividad es necesario contar con un programa integral destinado a mejorar las competencias de todos los mexicanos, tanto en el plano educativo como en el mercado laboral. Este reporte presenta una serie de recomendaciones de política pública para mejorar el crecimiento de la productividad y el bienestar de la población.
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Fully unleashing the country's potential and lifting productivity also in the sectors that are lagging behind requires a comprehensive programme to improve the skills of all Mexicans, both at school and in the labour market. Such investment will also contribute to reducing inequalities of income and opportunity, which constitute one of the key obstacles for Mexico’s development.
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This country note provides information on latest trends in income inequalities as well as key findings from the 2015 OECD report "In it Together: Why less inequality benefits all".