Development Centre

DEV Week 2017 - Embracing Development's Complexity


2 - 6 October 2017  OECD, Paris

Ministers and high-ranking officials from the 52 Member countries of the OECD Development Centre gathered at the Centre’s Governing Board 4th High-level Meeting (HLM, 3rd October 2017, OECD Headquarters in Paris).


Under the overarching theme Embracing development’s complexity, they discussed three main issues:

  • Development in Transition: the challenges faced by developing countries as they move across income levels, including in terms of access to financing;

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  • Migration and Development: the need for coherent policy frameworks to enhance the contribution of migration to the development of both countries of origin and destination;
  • Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: how the Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) can be a tool for monitoring progress with gender-related SDGs (notably SDG5).

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The Meeting was held in the context of a series of high-level events, including the 17th International Economic Forum on Africa, the first Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development, the 5th Angus Maddison Lecture, a meeting of the Emerging Markets Network, and a meeting of the Network on Foundations on Global Private Philanthropy for Development.

DEV Week 2017 Programme

2 October

Policy Dialogue on Migration and Development

3 October
9.30 - 17.30
4th High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Development Centre Governing Board
Concept Note and Agenda

3 October
18.00 - 19.30

5th Angus Maddison Development Lecture: the rise and future of progressive redistribution
by Professor Peter H. Lindert, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

4 October
9.15 - 18.00

17th International Economic Forum on Africa: Entrepreneurship and Africa’s Industrialisation

5 October
9:00 - 17:30

Emerging Markets Network (EMnet): The future of Africa: Industrialisation, Technology and Entrepreneurship

6 October
9.00 - 18.00

Global Private Philanthropy for Development – Experts meeting of the Network on Foundations (NetFWD)



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