Joins us to discuss how nature loss is an economic and development issue, and how it is linked to climate change, as well as pathways to undertake both nature and climate-smart development in the future, including through expanding our economic toolkit beyond GDP to account for the wealth provided by nature.
The World Bank Group and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) are hosting the seventh GW October Annual Entrepreneurship Conference. The event will bring together policymakers and experts from around the world to share insights on how to support small and medium enterprises and promote entrepreneurship as a key driver of local growth and innovation.
Developing countries face competitive pressures to lower tax rates and shrink their tax base. They must also fight against tax avoidance by multinational corporations and evasion schemes by the rich, as the Panama Papers demonstrated recently. These dynamics are damaging for developing countries, undermining their ability to build state capacity and, at times, leading to tax increases for the poor.
Can developing countries win these "tax wars" alone? What can we do to help them? Join us to discuss!
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Competition policy is vital for creating opportunities for small business and big industry alike. It benefits consumers by reducing prices and increasing the choice of goods and services. This joint World Bank Group-OECD event will showcase countries whose pro-competition reform efforts serve as examples for their regional and international peers and will introduce tools to guide the design of new and improved policies.