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.
The charts show for each of the following countries and territories, and for the years 2009-2011: net ODA receipts, top ten donors of gross ODA, population and GNI per capita and bilateral ODA by sector.
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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.
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The Bank has participated within an increasingly better functioning framework of budget support in Ethiopia reflected in the lesser problems with disbursement that have been encountered.
Workshop on Green Growth Strategy: OECD Green Growth Strategy from the Perspective of Developing Countries, organised in Seoul, 28 October 2010.
The 2010 African Economic Outlook finds the continent reeling from the effects of the world’s deepest and most widespread recession in half a century. Just how hard was the region hit? What are the prospects for recovery? This edition features an in-depth study of Taxation and Aid in Africa.