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  • 20-April-2012

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    Dev Working Paper 311: The Product Space and the Middle Income Trap - Comparing Asian and Latin American Experiences

    Rapid and sustained economic growth in the emerging world has brought new members,notably China, into the group of middle-income countries. Reaching this level of income, however, has historically presented countries with a new set of challenges to development, known as the middle-income trap. Limited income convergence in Latin America has been due to its reduced capacity to engage in structural transformations.

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  • 17-April-2012

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    Press Release Well Being Conference Rabat 19-21 April 2012

    In the context of the preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policies, the High Commission of Planning of Morocco and the OECD Development Centre organised the African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies.

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  • 9-March-2012

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    Spotlight on Africa

    An unprecedented change in Africa’s economic performance has occurred since independence. This note looks back at the main features of the continent’s economic transformation.

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  • 27-January-2012

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    Middle East and North Africa: Attract foreign investment that boosts jobs, says OECD/WEF study

    Foreign investment in North Africa and the Middle East needs to diversify away from the oil and gas industries and be encouraged to focus on areas which have a greater impact on boosting jobs, according to a new joint study by the OECD and World Economic Forum.

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  • 20-December-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 306: Revisiting MDG Cost Estimates from a Domestic Resource Mobilisation Perspective

    Updated estimates of the additional financial resources needed in developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are presented in this paper. The international community needs to broaden its notion of development co-operation to reach the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.

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  • 20-December-2011

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    DEV Working Paper N° 306: Revisiting MDG Cost Estimates from a Domestic Resource Mobilisation Perspective

    Updated estimates of the additional financial resources needed in developing countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are presented in this paper. The international community needs to broaden its notion of development co-operation to reach the MDGs by the 2015 deadline.

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  • 23-September-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 303: Sovereign Wealth Funds as Investors in Africa: Opportunities and Barriers

    Based on historical databases on SWFs’ transactions, this paper shows that SWFs can facilitate up to 50% of the investment needs in infrastructure in Africa over the next decade. However, there are specific barriers to SWF investments, both in the short and longer term.

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  • 27-July-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 302: Recalibrating Development Co-operation: How can African Countries Benefit from Emerging Partners?

    With the recent boost of emerging economies in African economic relations, a new philosophy of development co-operation is gaining momentum. Challenges for African governments are to define a clear strategy, to ensure maintenance and to enhance their bargaining position.

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  • 6-June-2011

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    African Economic Outlook 2011

    The 2011 African Economic Outlook was launched at the African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings in Lisbon, Portugal on 6 June, 2011.

  • 6-June-2011

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    Africa should embrace new economic giants and boost social inclusion, says African Economic Outlook 2011

    African countries should develop closer cross-border ties in dealing with traditional and emerging partners so they can boost sustainable and inclusive growth, according to the African Economic Outlook 2011, launched today.

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