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Brazil’s supreme audit institution – the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) – has began a process to reform its audit of the Accounts of the President of the Republic to enhance transparency and accountability of federal budget execution.
Guatemala has signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters allowing it to be removed from the list of countries that have not yet substantially implemented the internationally agreed tax standard.
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Slovak Republic, to be published on Thursday 6 December 2012, discusses the country’s performance since the global economic crisis. The study assesses the Slovak Republic’s efforts to restore public finances while fostering domestic drivers of growth. It proposes reforms to improve the fiscal framework, raise labour market performance and boost education outcomes.
Luxembourg allocated 0.97% of its gross national income, or USD 413 million, to official development assistance in 2011.“Luxembourg is the Development Assistance Committee’ s third most generous donor as a portion of its economy – after Sweden and Norway – and it has a high quality programme” says Brian Atwood, Chair of the DAC. “We commend Luxembourg’s commitment to keeping its ODA at 1% of GNI until 2014”.
OECD countries have made much progress over the past decade in helping immigrants integrate in society. But much remains to be done, notably in improving how well immigrant children do at school and in finding work, and in immigrant women’s access to employment, according to a new OECD report.
Spain is immersed in a prolonged recession that has been compounded by the continuing crisis in the euro area. The path to recovery has been launched, but will require full implementation of reforms and some additional measures to restore confidence in the financial sector, redress public finances and bring down high unemployment, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Spain.
Helping immigrants and their children get established at school, work and society in their new country is a challenge for governments everywhere. A new OECD report, "Settling in: OECD Indicators of Immigrant Integration 2012”, offers the first international comparisons of how well countries are doing across a broad range of indicators, revealing developments over the past decade.
The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of Spain, to be published on Thursday 29 November 2012, discusses measures to bring the country out of recession and launch a sustainable recovery.
The global economy is expected to make a hesitant and uneven recovery over the coming two years. Decisive policy action is needed to ensure that stalemate over fiscal policy in the United States and continuing euro area instability do not plunge the world back into recession, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Outlook.
The OECD offers impartial data and evidence-based policy advice on scaling-up climate finance, and incentivising green infrastructure investment and low-carbon technologies.