Development Centre

Dev Newsletter, May 2011

 

OECD Development Centre Newsletter


May 2011

DEVELOPMENT CENTRE WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

The Development Centre welcomes Argentina, Cape Verde and Senegal to its member list.

The three newest members attended their first meeting of the Governing Board in April following their accession to the OECD Development Centre. The Centre's Governing Board now comprises 42 countries, of which 25 are OECD countries and 17 are emerging and developing economies.

Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre, said, "I am honoured to welcome Argentina, Cape Verde and Senegal as members of the OECD Development Centre. As the economic centre of gravity is increasingly shifting towards Asia and the South, and as South-South linkages strengthen, it is important to include emerging and developing countries in policy dialogue at the OECD.

As members of the Governing Board, Argentina, Cape Verde and Senegal will help set the strategic direction and work programme of the Centre, as well as take a stronger and more prominent role in the Centre's policy dialogue activities.

Identifying social cohesion experiences and practices in Africa

The OECD Development Centre jointly organised with the Haut-Commissariat au plan du Maroc an Experts' meeting on social cohesion in Africa, in Morocco on 13 April 2011. The event gathered about 60 people with various profiles (policy makers, academics and experts, civil society representatives, etc.) and from various African countries (Senegal, Kenya, Morocco, etc.) to discuss the link between social cohesion and development.

The objective of this event was to identify the main challenges and opportunities faced by Africa in building social cohesion and furthering progress. On this occasion, the OECD Development Centre presented the preliminary results of the Perspectives on Global Development 2011 on social cohesion. The presentation was followed by fruitful discussions and the Centre received constructive feedback on its work.

Get all the information, agenda and presentations here!

Does Latin America innovate? Ask InnovaLatino.

This newest tool for studying innovation in Latin America, InnovaLatino.org, was launched in Madrid on 4 May. InnovaLatino is the result of a joint study between INSEAD and the OECD Development Centre with the support of Fundación Telefónica. The report is based on a survey of 1500 manufacturers highlighting innovative business models and marketing methods in Latin America.


Wikichild joins Wikiprogress

Wikichild, the wiki dedicated to child well-being, is being integrated into Wikiprogress to further complete the picture on progress and improve collection and communication of information on issues relating to children's well-being and their development worldwide.

Wikichild's network and knowledge base will complement the scope of the Wikiprogress platform, giving it greater visibility. Use this collaborative web 2.0 tool for knowledge sharing and communication around children's issues and their impact and importance to societal progress.

If you are interested in contributing to this new section, please email us at info@wikiprogress.org.

 

 







  FORTHCOMING EVENTS

10-11Istanbul Trade and Development Symposium on Least Developed Countries. Contact

6Official Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2011 during the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, Lisbon, Portugal. Contact

21 Seminar: Out of the crisis: labour market recession and the threat to social cohesion in collaboration with ILO, Paris, France. Contact

21 Launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2011, Paris, France. Contact

 

 

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
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  • Bolivia
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  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
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  • Congo
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  • Czech Republic
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  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
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  • Saudi Arabia
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  • Tanzania
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