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Michèle Girard has been the Librarian of the OECD Development Centre Library since 1980.
In the framework of the OECD Development Centre 2007 Seminar Series, Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, led a discussion on the topic of "The Future of India in the World Economy".
The 9th International Forum on African Perspectives, co-organized by the OECD Development Centre and the African Development Bank, will gather high-level personalities from government, the private sector and civil society to discuss issues of importance to Africa’s economic and social developmen
The 11th International Forum on African Perspectives, co-organized by the OECD Development Centre and the African Development Bank, will gather high-level personalities from government, the private sector and civil society to discuss issues of importance to Africa’s economic and social developme
In parallel to the African Development Bank's General Assembly, the OECD Development Centre and the Standard Chartered Bank co-organised an event gathering experts, policy-makers, high-level representatives of the private sector and the press.
In his speech given at the OECD forum 2007, Mr. Gurría emphasised that access to reliable and safe water is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. The OECD is working to develop policy ideas and identify best practices to assist countries meet their water needs.
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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NAMIBIA HAS EXPERIENCED SEVERAL YEARS of moderate economic growth, due mainly to strong performance in diamond production and prudent macroeconomic policies. Growth averaged 4.5 % a year over the period 2000-05, and is expected to reach 4.8 % in 2006 and 2007 and 4.9 % in 2008.
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MOZAMBIQUE HAS ACHIEVED IMPRESSIVE economic expansion since the end of the civil war. Over the past five years, growth averaged 8.9 %. The economy is estimated to have expanded by 7.9 % in 2006.
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DESPITE THE POLITICAL CRISIS, ongoing since 2002, Côte d’Ivoire’s economy nonetheless registered growth estimated at 1.2 per cent in 2006. This slowdown resulted from delays in the start of reconstruction works, themselves incurred by delays in the peace process and an ongoing climate of insecur