The roundtable on the theme of “Energy subsidies in Ukraine and progress of reform” was jointly held by the Committee on Fuel and the Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety of the Parliament of Ukraine and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Kyiv on April 25, 2016. This was the second in the series of events linked to the OECD-led project “Inventory of Energy Subsidies in the EU’s Eastern Partnership Countries", supported by the IISD Global Subsidies Initiative (IISD-GSI) and consultants in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. A draft report on "Energy subsidies in Ukraine" (available in English and Ukranian) was prepared by IISD-GSI to inform the discussion.
LONDON—9 October—At a lecture organized with the London School of Economics, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría announced that fossil-fuel subsidy reform is one of the four key actions required to tackle climate change.
The Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) criticizes a number of Canadian subsidy programmes, but particularly its support to farmers, in a new economic survey. In the last six years Canada has backtracked from earlier moves toward liberalizing its agricultural sector, to the detriment of most Canadian farmers, according to the OECD.
An OECD working paper presents an exploratory analysis of export subsidies in the services field. The report, while not generating accurate measures of the extent and effects of export subsidies for services, provides evidence that these measures are used by many countries in the developed and developing worlds to support a wide range of services sectors.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) finds that government support to farmers dropped in 2006; although the decrease was due mainly to rising prices for agricultural commodities rather than changes to government policies.
Wealthy countries support their farmers through a host of different measures, such as direct payments, price incentives and export subsidies, which artificially reduce world prices below the cost of production and inhibit the ability of farmers in poorer countries to compete in the world market.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a report which states that agricultural subsides are rising in certain developing countries, although overall subsidy levels remain relative low in these countries compared to wealthier OECD nations.