Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
The Conception of the OECD Development Centre was the idea of US President John F. Kennedy which he first put forward in an address to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa on 17 May 1961.
Presentation African Development Report 2008/2009
English, , 344kb
Amériques, vers une triangulation du monde? Article by Javier Santiso
English, , 129kb
El nuevo Eldorado, article by Javier Santiso
English, , 467kb
Angel or Demon? China's Trade Impact, article by Javier Santiso
English, , 3,133kb
No hay maldición latina. Article by Javier Santiso
OECD Development Centre Events and Meetings 2008 (Archive)
The current financial crisis is now hitting developing and emerging countries hard. The Development Centre is currently analyzing several aspects to the crisis, with the objective of offering policy relevant insights and practicable solutions.
Fiscal policy, says the latest Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO 2009) from the OECD’s Development Centre, can be a powerful tool for economic, political and social development in Latin America if taxes are raised efficiently and fairly.