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A mutually beneficial relationship

 

Argentina participates in the substantive work of many of the OECD’s specialised Committees and has adhered to selected OECD legal instruments. As a G20 country, together with Mexico and Brazil, Argentina benefits from the broad OECD-G20 agenda and participates in the development of standards for better global governance such as the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project and the OECD-G20 Principles of Corporate Governance.

 

Angel Gurria & Mauricio Macri

OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría and President Mauricio Macri of Argentina during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

 

 

 

“Argentina has begun a new stage in its development that our Government summarises in three objectives: moving towards a country with zero poverty, fighting drug trafficking and uniting Argentinians. This requires strengthening the State’s role as a promoter of sustainable development in different areas of public policy: social policies, education, employment, infrastructure, and value-added tax reform, among others. Argentina is open to international co-operation and looks forward to working closer with the OECD to achieve effective policies in our country to improve the quality of life of our people.”

Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Republic

 

In this context, Argentina has recently strengthened its co-operation with the OECD via a tailored 2016-2017 Action Plan, which will mobilise OECD support for Argentina’s key reform priorities across 16 policy areas. Argentina’s Minister of Treasury, Nicolás Dujovne, presented the plan to OECD Secretary-General Ángel Gurría on 17 March 2017 during a bilateral meeting in the margins of the Meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors.  

 

To co-ordinate the relationship,the OECD’s Global Relations Secretariat develops and oversees the strategic orientation of this relationship and ensures that the dialogue remains focused and forward-looking.

 

“This Action Plan is an ambitious combination of public policy priorities that the OECD will work on with Argentina, over the coming year, to strengthen economic growth, competitiveness and institutions and add momentum to President Mauricio Macri’s reform agenda.This is an Argentine plan, based on Argentine priorities. We are committed to leveraging OECD expertise and sharing best practices to help Argentina advance its reform agenda and move closer to international standards.”

Ángel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

  Dujovne Gurría 
OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría and Minister of Treasury of Argentina Nicolás Dujovne during the meeting in the margins of the Meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors

 

This results in a mutually beneficial relationship. The review and evaluation procedure allows for the sharing of OECD standards and best practices with Argentinian authorities, and the identification of areas for future reforms. Argentina values the opportunity to discuss major policy issues and challenges in a multilateral context and to learn from the experiences of OECD countries facing similar challenges in many areas. In turn, this dialogue enriches the OECD’s knowledge and policy advice, and benefits OECD members and non-OECD economies by enabling them to acquire a better understanding of Argentina.


Latest OECD publications on Argentina

Argentina Multidimensional Survey 

OECD Economic Surveys: Argentina 2017 - Multi-dimensional Economic Survey

This Survey discusses the challenges ahead and the policy options to address these challenges. Improvements in the areas of regulation on product markets, labour markets, competition, taxes, infrastructure, education, trade policy and financial markets would streghten investment and productivity, which are the basis for sustainable income gains. Some of these reforms will involve adjustment costs as jobs will be lost in some firms and sectors and created in others, but well-designed policies can protect the poor and vulnerable from the burden of adjustment. A current focus on strengthening the social safety net and efforts to improve the quality of education are part of such policies, as is labour market support for affected workers. The benefits of stronger growth will depend on improving the distribution of income, which is currently very unequal and leaves one third of the population in poverty, with more at risk of falling into poverty. Efforts are also underway to reduce inequalities in the access to quality education. Public transfers to reduce inequality and poverty will continue to play an important role, together with stronger efforts to curb labour market informality.

 

Read the executive summary of this publication in English and Spanish.

Find the press release in English and Spanish.

 

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