Governments and extractive firms are increasingly looking at how natural resources can generate benefits for their economies and societies as a whole. In Zambia, for every 10 direct mining jobs, approximately seven are created in first-tier mining suppliers. In turn, the incomes generated in mining and supplier industries stimulate non-mining industries. However, generating positive economic spinoffs from extractives is not always easy.
A multi-stakeholder Drafting Committee was set up in January 2015 with the task to produce an advanced draft of the Operational Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Resource-based Value Creation.
The inclusion of social norms throughout the proposed SDG5 targets represents a promising point for change and leverage within the new development framework, recognizing the impact on gender equality and development
The Kick-off Meeting for the EU Social Protection Systems Programme will bring together key stakeholders and partners for a discussion on how best to support countries in the development and reform of national social protection systems.
Strong growth over much of the past decade has substantially boosted developing countries’ share of the global economy and accelerated per capita income convergence with richer countries. We call this process “shifting wealth.”
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Presentation of the EU-OECD Youth Inclusion Project
Investing in young people is essential for inclusive and sustainable development, since the way in which youth develop and grow will not only shape the present but will also profoundly determine the future of any country.Timely interventions directed at young people are therefore likely to yield a greater return than attempts to build these capacities later in the life-cycle.
The new development goals recognise migrants’ huge economic contributions in remittances and taxes, but we need flexible migration policies that support them.
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Recent economic growth in Myanmar has been relatively low for its level of income. The OECD’s medium-term growth forecasts indicate that without structural change the economy can grow at an average of 6.3% over 2013-17, somewhat below the government’s 7.7% target for between now and 2015.
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