Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in Georgia is the result of a project carried out by the European Union and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the State Commission on Migration Issues (SCMI) and the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC-Georgia). The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education and investment and financial services – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses three dimensions of the migration cycle that have changed remarkably in Georgia over the last 20 years: emigration, remittances and return.
The results of the empirical work confirm that migration contributes to the development of Georgia, but the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite headway in the field of migration and development through the creation of the SCMI, many policy makers in Georgia do not sufficiently take migration into account in their respective policy areas. Georgia therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda and better integrate migration into its sectoral strategies in order to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.
The OECD supports countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) to reconcile their environment and economic goals thus addressing the heavy environmental legacy of the Soviet model of development. This support is provided within the framework of the GReen Economy and ENvironment Action Programme (the GREEN Action Ptogramme).
There are now 45 Adherents to the 2009 OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Georgia has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the Declaration.
Significant progress has been made by an international programme designed to enhance developing countries’ ability to bolster domestic revenue collection through strengthening of tax audit capacities.
The next OECD Eurasia Week took place on 22-24 November 2016 in Paris, France. This event creates an opportunity to further strengthen relations between the countries of the region and the OECD. It serves as a platform for a discussion on a broad spectrum of thematic issues relevant to further improving the region’s competitiveness.
Georgia has achieved remarkable progress in eliminating petty corruption in the public administration and should now focus on combating high-level and complex corruption, according to a new OECD report.
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Based on the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and the chapter on responsible business conduct in the the OECD Policy Framework for Investment, this report provides concise and basic information to investors on the existing responsible business conduct expectations in Georgia. This 2016 edition updates a report first published in 2014.
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Representatives of more than 80 countries and jurisdictions have gathered in Kyoto, Japan to push forward ongoing efforts to update international tax rules for the 21st century, the latest step in the OECD/G20 Project to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS).
The world’s leading forum on tax transparency published 10 new peer review reports today, pointing to ever-increasing compliance with the internationally-recognised standards to curb tax evasion through the exchange of information.