Category OECD – Better Policies for better lives

Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets

Aid to poor countries slips further as governments tighten budgets 03/04/2013 – Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011.  The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on development aid.  There is also […]

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France must do more to boost competitiveness and create jobs

France must do more to boost competitiveness and create jobs 19/03/2013 – France has avoided the most severe impacts of the global economic crisis and turmoil in the euro area, but must now take action to boost competitiveness and create jobs, according to the OECD’s latest Economic Survey of France. The Survey, presented in Paris […]

Tax burdens on labour income in OECD countries continue to rise

  26/03/2013 – New data show that across OECD countries the average tax and social security burden on employment incomes increased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 35.6 per cent in 2012.  It increased in 19 out of 34 countries, fell in 14,  and remained unchanged in  1.   The increases were largest in […]

Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind, says OECD

Global economy is improving but Europe lags behind, says OECD 28/03/2013 – Global economic activity is picking up, but the continuing crisis in the euro area is delaying a meaningful recovery, the OECD said in its latest Interim Economic Assessment. The Assessment, presented in Paris by Chief Economist Pier Carlo Padoan, says that the G7 […]