Development Centre


  • 16th International Economic Forum on Africa

    ‌The 16th International Economic Forum on Africa, hosted by the OECD Development Centre, the African Union Commission and the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club, will take place on 29 September 2016, at the OECD headquarters in Paris. Registration is now open.

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  • Launch of Taxing Wages in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

    This new high profile report provides details of taxes paid on wages in twenty economies in Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers: personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees; social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers; cash benefits received by in-work families.

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  • Launch of the Multi-Dimensional Country Reviews of Myanmar and Côte d'Ivoire

    The OECD Multi-Dimensional Country Reviews are a tool for tailoring broad OECD expertise to the realities of developing economies. Policy makers need to reconcile economic, social and environmental objectives to ensure that their country’s development path is sustainable and that the lives of citizens improve.

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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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Leaders gathered at the OECD call for tapping cities’ potential to foster Africa’s economic transformation

Latin America and the Caribbean: Low personal income taxes lead to lower taxes on wages compared with OECD (Also available in españolportuguês)

Media Advisory : Release of OECD's Taxing Wages in Latin America and the Caribbean 2016

Côte d’Ivoire working to become an emergent economy by 2020, with the help of the OECD’s Multi-dimensional Country Review

Near-term moderate growth in ASEAN, says Update of the OECD Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2016 (Also available in: Tiếng Việt, 中文Malay한국어bahasa Indonesia日本語)

Africa: Economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016

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OECD Development Centre brochure


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

  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

Country Notes Southeast Asia, China and India

.STAT Development

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