Presentation on theme: "1 SESSION 4 THE WAY FORWARD Wilfrid LEGG OECD Secretariat."— Presentation transcript:
1 SESSION 4 THE WAY FORWARD Wilfrid LEGG OECD Secretariat
2 CONTEXT r Ministerial Mandate 2001 r Ad Hoc Group on Sustainable Development r Specialist Committees r Comparative advantage of OECD
3 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Subsidies l Stocktaking (2004) and on-going Sectoral Work l Using existing definitions l Link with National accounts
4 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Environmental Harmful Subsidies l Report to Ministers in 2004 l Specific sectoral work –Agricultural, Fisheries, Transport, Energy, Industry r Use the Checklist... l with a view to identify usefulness with existing data... sectoral case studies
5 ROLE FOR THE OECD r Questions for Workshop to address l Priorities in terms of size of subsidies? l Priorities in terms of environmental impacts? l What is the minimum information needed to get the picture... as an input to provide good policy advice? l What can we learn from GE models?
6 ROLE FOR THE OECD l Short-term: try out the checklist for the report for the Ministers in 2004 (work to be completed by end of 2003) l Medium-term: understanding linkages between subsidies and Sustainable Development
7 ROLE FOR THE OECD l Sectoral work... –To better understand the linkages of the different elements of the checklist. –Peer reviews of checklist in specialist committees. –Get raw data and contextual policy information.
8 CO-OPERATION r Subsidies and National Accounts r IGOs and NGOs r Networking