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Development Centre Newsletter - April 2014


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Development Week 2014

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The forthcoming OECD Development Centre ‘DEV Week’ will be organised at the OECD Headquarters in Paris from 30 June to 3 July 2014, with a view to understanding the implications of major global trends for policy making and global governance, and their likely impact on achieving more sustainable and inclusive development. It will offer a timely opportunity for renewed dialogue and knowledge sharing among key development actors in both OECD and non-OECD countries, gathering Ministers, high-level policy makers, representatives of the private sector, investors, civil society organisations, foundations and think tanks.

We look forward to pursuing the development dialogue with you during DEV Week! Read the detailed programme of the whole week.

Save the date and follow the updates on For further enquiries the Development Centre’s team remains at your disposal via the contacts below.

LAC Forum: Ms Vanessa Fines,, +33 (0)1 45 24 82 82

OECD Development Centre and EU-LAC meeting: Ms Ana González,, +33 (0)1 45 24 96 01

HLM: Mrs Suzanne Leprince,, +33 (0)1 45 24 87 90

HLM and Angus Maddison Development Lecture: Ms Keiko Alvarez,, +33 (0)1 45 24 95 71

GFD: Ms Noémie Videau,, +33 (0)1 45 24 82 78


OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum

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Ahead of the launch of the OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme, scheduled for the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in May 2014, a Regional Forum on Competitiveness for Sustained Growth took place in Indonesia on 25-26 March.

The Forum was an opportunity to discuss deepening a two-way co-operation between the OECD, the Region and its institutions. The joint Development Centre-ASEAN Secretariat Economic Outlook on Southeast Asia set the stage for the Forum, highlighting the medium- term challenges for the various countries in the region: narrowing development gaps, overcoming the middle-income trap, strengthening institutional and implementation capacities.

Participants stressed the important contributions the Outlook is making in terms of substance and peer learning. Reacting to the presentation, high-level representatives from Myanmar and Thailand emphasised the usefulness of the Development Centre Multi-Dimensional Country Reviews as important contribution to the design of a country‘s development strategy.

China’s new development model will gradually impact emerging economies

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China’s new development model is evolving from an export-oriented, manufacturing-intensive economy towards a consumption-oriented, services-intensive model, and will affect emerging economies in the medium and long term.

The Development Centre participated in the conference on China’s new development model and its impact on Latin America and Africa, organised by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Red Mercosur on 25 March in Buenos Aires. It aimed at understanding China’s new development strategy and its effect on Latin America and Africa.

China’s recent reforms, including the reform on State Owned Enterprises, the flexibilisation of the one-child policy, and the agriculture and Hukou reforms, are likely to have an effect over the medium and long term in other emerging regions. The conference aimed at approaching researchers and policy makers working on these issues for a better understanding of this process. 

This Month

Development Week 2014

OECD Southeast Asia Regional Forum

China’s new development model will gradually impact emerging economies

Upcoming Events

• Mexico City, 16/04/2014
GPEDC Ministerial Meeting

• Paris, 30/06/2014
VI International Economic Forum Latin America and the Caribbean

• Paris, 30/06/2014
DEV – EU-LAC Foundation joint meeting “New EU development cooperation strategies in Latin America & the Caribbean”

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

• Paris, 2/07/2014
6th Global Forum on Development

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