As one of the most dynamic regions in the world with an increasingly diversified economy, an expanding middle class, and a young and literate population, Southeast Asia is well positioned to embrace the ongoing global digital transformation. Digitalisation can spur the much needed innovation and productivity growth across many activities, transform public services, and improve well-being for all citizens.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Bangkok, from 23 to 25 August 2017, on an Official visit to Thailand. He held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha, Mr. Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister, and several Ministers and high level authorities.
Thailand's membership reinforces its commitment to implement both the international standard of exchange of information on request and the standard of automatic exchange of financial account information.
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4-page policy note detailing the key results and recommendations from OECD Trade Policy Paper 179 on the Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains.
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24-page summary paper of the OECD trade policy paper #179 on participation of developing countries in global value chains available on the OECD iLibrary.
This seminar addressed cutting-edge policy issues and research ideas to promote financial inclusion and financial literacy in Asia, notably: national strategies for financial education; financial education and consumer protection; measuring financial literacy; and, financial literacy for micro-entrepreneurs and SMEs.
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Many policy initiatives have been implemented in Thailand, in recognition of the key role quality plays in strengthening health care systems.