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The study is a first step towards offering an in-depth insight on how foundations working for development are evolving in their search for greater impact. It gives insights into an innovative and cutting-edge development theme, which is becoming pivotal in the Post-2015 context and in discussions on financing for development. Its potential also lies in helping bridge the knowledge and cultural gap between foundations and governments.
The face of philanthropy is changing. In their efforts to achieve greater impact and higher social returns on their investments, foundations are adopting practices more commonly associated with commercial enterprise and venture capital, according to the OECD netFWD Venture Philanthropy in Development study.
The Inaugural Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR) was held 18-19 December 2013 at OECD Headquarters. It gathered participants from 24 OECD and partner countries.
Making Philanthropic Engagement more Effective- the GEPEs go to Mexico / Promoting youth employment in Africa must be everybody’s job / Venture Philanthropy in Development– netFWD to launch study in NY in February
The OECD Development Centre’s Americas experts will present key findings from their two flagship reports the Latin American Economic Outlook and the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 on Tuesday 18 February 2014 in Paris and in Santo Domingo, and on Wednesday 19 February 2014 in Madrid.
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This working paper contributes to the understanding of the use of investment tax incentives, which are widely used in developing countries to foster investment and competitiveness, not always with the desired outcomes. In particular in Central America and the Caribbean, competition to attract foreign direct investment has lead towards a significant erosion of the tax base in many countries.
The discussion will be focusing on a different theme for data gaps as follows: the socio-economic empowerment of women, violence against women and the civic and political participation of women.
Tax revenues in Latin American countries continue to rise but are lower as a proportion of their national incomes than in most OECD countries. Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2012 shows that Argentina and Brazil have the highest tax revenue to GDP ratio, while Guatemala and Dominican Republic stand at the lower end.
Rural development policies: New OECD comparative study takes a closer look at the Korean experience / Inaugural Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-Based Development / Launch of the Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014
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Recent research associated structural transformation to a change in the type of goods a country produces and exports. This change entails a gradual move towards goods that embody greater physical and/or human capital, which is conceptualized as the “economic complexity” of a country. This paper unveils the determinants of this variable, taking into account the set of factors affecting the degree of economic complexity in countries.