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  • DEV Week 2017 - Embracing Development's Complexity

    Ministers and high-ranking officials will gather 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 3 October 2017 (OECD Headquarters in Paris). This year’s focus will be on the major issue of Development in Transition, and two other topics, which are Migration and Development, and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.

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  • International Economic Forum on Africa

    the 17th edition of the International Economic Forum on Africa will take place on 4 October 2017, in Paris. During the Forum, OECD officials and African policy makers, private sector, academia and civil society leaders will discuss this year's theme : "Entrepreneurs and Industrialisation in Africa".

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  • Global Forum on Development 2017

    On 5 April 2017, the OECD Global Forum on Development took stock of existing initiatives to catalyse the power of the private sector in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals, explored new avenues of partnerships to mobilise the necessary resources and understand how the OECD can help.

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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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Development Centre publications

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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