Speeches / Presentations


  • 14-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    We are witnessing the highest levels of migration and displacement on record. According to UNHCR, 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from their homes, including nearly 22.5 million refugees.

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  • 13-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: International Taxation

    Digitalisation is having a profound impact on our societies. It offers many opportunities as a driver of innovation in the private and public sectors. We are already seeing, for example, how our tax administrations are benefiting from these new technologies to enhance services to taxpayers, improve tax compliance and tackle tax evasion and avoidance.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Fall Meetings -Written Statement to the IMFC

    The global economy is now growing at its fastest pace since 2010, with the upturn becoming increasingly synchronised across countries. This long awaited lift to global growth, facilitated by policy support, is being accompanied with solid employment gains and a recovery in trade growth following slumps in late 2015 and early 2016.

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  • 12-October-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Global Economy and Framework for Growth

    The latest OECD Interim Economic Outlook forecast global GDP growth to increase from around 3% last year to just over 3½% this year and next. Supported by policy stimulus, growth performance has been strong in the first half of the year and more synchronised across the world. Argentina, Brazil and Russia are returning to growth.

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  • 25-April-2017

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    Putting water at the centre of the global agenda

    We are here today because we think it’s time to put water at the top of our global agenda. It’s time to get our water act together. I want to thank the Council on Foreign Relations for hosting us as we launch this call. And I thank in particular PJ Simmons for introducing this discussion.

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  • 22-April-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - IMFC Written Statement

    OECD Secretary-General's written statement highlighting key points to address in order to make global growth stronger and more inclusive.

  • 22-April-2017

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    2017 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Development Committee Written Statement

    OECD Secretary-General's written statement on the need for collective responsibility to deliver the 2030 Agenda, highlighting that international co-operation must be stepped up to maximise the impact of record-high ODA flows, and create new development partnership tools that allow for holistic and inclusive approaches to common global challenges.

  • 22-April-2017

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    Tax Inspectors Without Borders Governing Board meeting - welcoming remarks

    Welcome to the second meeting of the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Governing Board. I am pleased to be co-chairing today’s discussion with Mr. Michael O’Neill, UN Assistant Secretary General, and UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. The OECD is honoured to partner with the UNDP on TIWB.

  • 21-April-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting: Financial Sector Development and Regulation; Other Issues

    The expansion of Digital Financial Services (DFS) - such as mobile and online financial services, electronic money, as well as branchless banking – is a major global phenomenon and is particularly widespread in the developing world. Digital Financial Services are currently available to over 60% of the world’s population, particularly in the form of mobile money.

  • 21-April-2017

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    Remarks to the United States Council for International Business Roundtable

    The global economic context remains challenging. While a modest upswing is underway ─ we project global GDP growth of 3.3% in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 ─ the global economy remains stuck in a low growth trap, facing many risks, vulnerabilities, and policy uncertainties. Weak investment and trade continue to weigh on the core drivers of consumption, such as productivity and wage growth.

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