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  • Launch of Perspectives on Global Development 2017

    The 2017 edition of the Perspectives on Global Development will be launched on Monday, 12 December 2016. The report focuses on international migration from the perspective of developing countries. It examines to what extent and how the shifting of economic activity to developing countries has affected migration patterns.

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  • Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2017

    Empowering the 40% of young Latin Americans not in formal jobs, education or training could spark new growth engines, says latest Latin American Economic Outlook.

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  • Launch of Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2016

    According to new data released in the third edition of the OECD’s annual publication, "Revenue Statistics in Asian Countries 2016", in 2014, the tax-to-GDP ratios of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore were below 17% of GDP compared to Japan and Korea, which both recorded tax-to-GDP ratios above 24%. The report, which includes Singapore for the first time, shows that the tax-to-GDP ratios in all six Asian countries are lower than the OECD average of 34.2%, especially in emerging Southeast Asian economies, where scope for increased tax mobilisation remains.

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The OECD Development Centre and Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-host an international seminar on global development trends and challenges emerging in Asia (Also available in Japanese)

Increased investment in renewable energy is key to spur sustainable growth in Emerging Asia

Media Advisory: Launch of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2017 - Addressing Energy Challenges

Better international co-ordination could lead to more worldwide benefits from migration, says the 2017 edition of Perspectives on Global Development

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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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