Costa Rica today became the 45th country to adhere to an OECD international investment instrument, designed to help the country attract more and better foreign investment and promote responsible business conduct.
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.
Today the OECD took a significant step to extend its global reach by deciding to open membership talks with Colombia and Latvia and signalling its intention to do likewise with Costa Rica and Lithuania in the near future.
Guatemala ha firmado la Convención sobre Asistencia Administrativa Mutua en Materia Fiscal, lo que permite su exclusión de la lista de países que todavía no han implementado sustancialmente la norma fiscal internacional
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.
In Latin American and Caribbean countries the population is growing faster than the world average, intensifying land use and increasing urbanisation. The region is also prone to the negative impact of climate change and natural disasters, putting further pressure on natural resources.
En países latinoamericanos, la población crece a un ritmo mayor que el promedio mundial, lo cual intensifica el uso de la tierra y aumenta la urbanización. La región también es propensa a los impactos negativos del cambio climático y de los desastres naturales.
Country Notes from the publication 'Revenue Statistics in Latin America 1990 - 2010'.
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The Development Centre just released the report “Attracting Knowledge-Intensive FDI to Costa Rica: challenges and policy options” under the new series Making Development Happen. Costa Rica is an interesting case of a deep economic transformation from primary products to manufacturing and services.