Development Centre


  • Global Forum on Development 2018

    More than 4 billion people are at a disadvantage in terms of health, education or economic opportunities only because they are young, a woman or both. The international community has a roadmap to empower women and youth, enshrined in Agenda 2030. The 2018 Global Forum on Development will take stock of the progress to date, and debate how policies can keep the promise of unleashing the power of women and youth as critical agents of change.

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  • Digitalisation key to sustaining growth in Emerging Asia, says new report

    Digitalisation can foster continued growth in Emerging Asia (the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, China and India) over the medium term, according to the OECD Development Centre’s Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2018 (preliminary version).

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  • DEV Week 2017 - Embracing Development's Complexity

    Ministers and high-ranking officials will gathered from the 52 Member countries of the OECD Development Centre as well as from international and regional organisations at the 4th High-level Meeting of the OECD Development Centre Governing Board on October 2017 in Paris. This year’s focus was on the major issue of Development in Transition, Migration and Development, and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

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The Development Centre occupies a unique place within the OECD and in the international community. It is a forum where countries come to share their experience of economic and social development policies. The Centre contributes expert analysis to the development policy debate. The objective is to help decision makers find policy solutions to stimulate growth and improve living conditions in developing and emerging economies.


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Joint projects: The European Union launches the Regional Facility for Development in Transition

Enhance services for youth to better tap the Republic of Moldova’s youth dividend, says new OECD Development Centre study

Regaining citizens’ trust in public institutions is key to resuming inclusive growth and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean (Also available in español)

Thailand: Economic and social progress has been remarkable but structural change is needed to create more quality jobs and overcome regional imbalances, according to new OECD report

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African Economic Outlook

Latin American Economic Outlook

Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India

Perspectives on Global Development

Multi-dimensional Country Reviews

Innovation Policy in Panama

E-Learning in Higher Education in Latin America

Moving towards a better education in Peru (in Spanish)

A New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21st Century - A Toolkit for Developing Countries

Start-Up Latin America 2016: building an innovative future

  Country Notes Africa

Revenue Statistics

Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries

Revenue Statistics in Africa

Asian Business Cycle Indicators

.STAT Development

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