Release of OECD’s Going for Growth 2014: News Briefing on 21 February at 13:30 p.m. in Sydney, Australia


14/02/2014 - The OECD will present the 2014 edition of its annual economic policy publication Going for Growth on Friday 21 February.


This year’s report launches on the eve of the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in Sydney, Australia. It identifies and assesses progress that countries have made on key reforms to help their economies rebound from the global economic crisis, boost long-term growth, improve competitiveness and productivity and create jobs.


OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey will present the report during a news conference at 13:30 p.m. (Sydney Time) at the G20 Media Centre in the InterContinental Hotel (117 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000).


Since its 2005 launch, Going for Growth has highlighted structural reforms that can boost economic activity and raise living standards in each OECD country. Key G20 countries Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa were added to the work programme in 2011.


This year’s report assesses the pace of reform in OECD and major emerging economies and discusses policy options that can accelerate economic recovery.   

Copies of Going for Growth 2014 will be available on the OECD's password-protected website from 3.30 a.m. Paris Time (2:30 a.m. GMT) on Friday 21 February for immediate release.


For further information on the launch event or other OECD activities during the G20 finance  ministers’ meeting in Sydney, Australia, journalists should contact Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


The main conclusions and selected country notes will be freely accessible via Internet at: You are invited to include this link in coverage of the report.


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the report under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the report by e-mail under embargo, or to obtain a password to access the website, should be sent by e-mail to


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