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The 31 countries examined in this sixth edition of the African Economic Outlook account for some 86 per cent of Africa’s population and 91 per cent of itseconomic output.
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THE FIRST FREE ELECTIONS IN 40 YEARS made 2006 a very important year, which also saw the adoption of the national constitution for the Third Republic. The country is one of the world’s poorest and years of war have destroyed most infrastructure and productive activity.
How effective is aid at helping developing countries eradicate poverty? In March 2005, more than 100 countries made a firm commitment in the Paris Declaration to measure their success, or failure, in making aid more effective.
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Efforts to improve the institutional arrangements in relation to IDPs (principally within the UN) have been taking place within the context of wider efforts to improve coordination in humanitarian operations.
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This paper provides an outline of a project which will study the activities of multinational enterprises in weak governance zones, focusing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a case study.
This statement by the OECD Committee on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises (CIME) reports on activities undertaken in response to the issues raised by the UN Expert Panel on Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and other Forms of Wealth in the Democratic Republic of Congo.