It is a testament to how important this issue is that we have so many eminent Ministers and officials from OECD Global Forum member countries and observer organisations here. The Forum today has 127 members, of which more than half are developing countries. We are working on an equal footing to monitor commitments to global tax transparency standards because it is a global issue, and we are very much in it together!
The OECD is holding three tax events on the side-lines of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Secretary-General spoke at the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development and related OECD side events. He also delivered remarks at the International Business Forum hosted by the government of Ethiopia.
With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.
By participating more effectively in the global production of goods and services, Africa can transform its economy and achieve a development breakthrough, according to the latest African Economic Outlook, released at the African Development Bank Group’s Annual Meetings.
A new OECD report describes what Ethiopia and Columbia are doing to sustain development in a changing climate.
Climate-related disasters have inflicted increasingly high losses on developing countries, and with climate change, these losses are likely to worsen. Improving country resilience against climate risks is therefore vital for achieving poverty reduction and economic development goals.
This report discusses the current state of knowledge on how to build climate resilience in developing countries. It argues that climate-resilient development requires moving beyond the climate-proofing of existing development pathways, to consider economic development objectives and resilience priorities in parallel. Achieving this will require political vision and a clear understanding of the relation between climate and development, as well as an adapted institutional set-up, financing arrangements, and progress monitoring and evaluation. The report also discusses two priorities for climate-resilient development: disaster risk management and the involvement of the private sector.
The report builds on a growing volume of country experiences on building climate resilience into national development planning. Two country case studies, Ethiopia and Colombia, are discussed in detail.
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The ICAI report says that these countries the UK has succeeded in boosting enrolment substantially but ICAI raises concerns that the quality of education being provided is so low that it detracts from the development impact.
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Assistance to the transition from an ad hoc emergency system to tackle food insecurity was provided through support for this project. The emphasis on moving from relief to a more productive and development-oriented safety net also aligned the project with wider World Bank objectives.
The 2011 African Economic Outlook was launched at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 June, 2011.