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Development Centre Newsletter - June 2014


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International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean - 30 June 2014

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After a decade of relatively strong growth, Latin America’s economic prospects are becoming more convoluted in response to three main factors: declining trade, moderation of commodity prices and increasing reservation surrounding external monetary and financing conditions, as a consequence of the euro area’s weak performance, the slowdown in China’s economy and uncertainty over US monetary policy.

After providing an overview of the economic outlook of the region, the LAC Forum will ask how governments and private sector actors can promote logistics, infrastructure and industrial policies as instruments for regional and global economic integration, inclusive growth and structural transformation in the region.

The Forum is the annual meeting of policy makers, economists, researchers and high-level representatives from the private sector, working on and with Latin America. Every year, more than 400 participants gather to discuss the performance of Latin American and Caribbean economies and the major challenges faced by the continent. It has been co-organised since 2009 by the Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the French Ministry for the Economy, Industrial Renewal and the Digital Sector.

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Global Forum on Development - 2 July 2014

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Every year the OECD Global Forum on Development gathers about 400 representatives of governments from OECD and non-OECD member countries, private sector, academia, foundations and OECD experts.

The Global Forum for Development 2014 aims at assessing the contribution of innovation in tackling structural development challenges,especially lagging productivity, as a means to achieving more sustained and inclusive growth.

Policy makers and experts from OECD countries and emerging and developing economies will look at the role of innovation in development from several points of view: What is the potential for innovation policies and systems to unleash new sources of growth and overcome structural bottlenecks to development? What strategies and policies work best to support innovation and productivity growth? What innovative approaches and partnerships can help support developing country efforts at achieving more inclusive development? What is the role of providers of development co-operation, South-South partners and the private sector? What kind of innovation can best deliver inclusive development and reach the poor?

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Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda: social norms for inclusive development - 30 June 2014

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The OECD Development Centre and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) are organising a High-Level Panel on “Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda: the importance of social norms for inclusive development”.

The Panel will bring together leading political voices from around the world to discuss concrete actions and effective policies that will help to advance gender equality in the post-2015 development framework. Research and data from the OECD Development Centre has highlighted the role of discriminatory social norms as drivers of gender inequalities, with negative outcomes for a range of development goals. The panel will share with the audience latest research and national experiences on how tackling the root causes of gender inequality can ensure sustainable and inclusive development.

This Month

International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean 2014

Global Forum on Development 2014

Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda: social norms for inclusive development

Upcoming Events

• Paris, 30/06/2014 DEV WEEK
New EU development co-operation strategies in Latin America & the Caribbean

• Paris, 01/07/2014 DEV WEEK
Third Development Lecture in Honour of Angus Maddison

• Paris, 1/07/2014 DEV WEEK
2nd Development Centre High Level Meeting

• Paris, 3/07/2014 DEV WEEK
Expert Meeting: Latin American Economic Outlook: Education, Skills and Development

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…the Perspectives on Global Development 2014 will be launched 2 July 2014.

…you can follow the upcoming DEV week live on our Twitter account @OECD_Centre

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