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OECD Development Newsletter, April 2010


APRIL 2010
Development Centre gets a new acting director

Mario Pezzini brings 25 years of experience working at the OECD.

OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría has entrusted Mario Pezzini with leading and managing the Development Centre whilst advancing on the strategy to improve the Centre’s profile. An Italian national, Mr. Pezzini brings with him 25 years experience working at the OECD. He was previously Deputy Director of the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate.
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Open economies and improving migration policies are important allies in Latin America's recovery

The Latin American Economic Outlook 2010, focused on migration, is still on the road. Presentations have already been held in Spain, France, Uruguay, Chile and China, with significant participation by influential representatives of governments, academia and the private sector.
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Innovation, productivity and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Atlas of gender and development: how social norms affect gender equality in non-OECD countries

GDP per capita in Latin America has been falling behind high-income countries and other benchmarks for decades. In this paper the OECD Development Centre explores some of the potential roots of this poor performance by using development accounting techniques. Read more

The Atlas of Gender and Development: How Social Norms Affect Gender Equality in Non-OECD Countries was launched during the International Workshop "Gender Equality and Progress of Societies" on 12 March 2010. This new resource combines country and regional analysis with rankings based on the Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI). Read more

MPGE: a new network on gender equality

Looking for data on gender equality? Willing to connect? Be a part of the progress and sign up to be a member by contacting You can also check out our new MPGE (Measuring Progress in Gender Equality Network) page on

The New York Times: Coming visit may signal easing by China on currency Taking part in the debate on the re-evaluation of the Reminbi – Helmut Reisen, Head of Strategy at the OECD Development Centre.

The Africa Report: A telecoms deal for Africa's poorest What can a South-South telecom deal bring to Africa? – Laura Recuero Virto, Economist at the OECD Development Centre.

Vox EU: Migration in Latin America: Answering old questions with new data Article by Bárbara Castelletti, Jeff Dayton-Johnson, Ãngel Melguizo, from the Americas Unit at the OECD Development Centre.

TV Cultura: Enhancing diversity via web 2.0 Presentation by the Centre's Publications and New Media Coordinator Olivier Puech at Brasilia's Web4Dev meeting.




26-27 Seminar, Aid Effectiveness & Regional Economic Integration - “Challenges in Cooperation and Communication for Development in Southeast Asia†- organised by DevCom with ithe governments of Japan, Korea and Viet Nam, Hanoi, Viet Nam. Contact.

10 Perspectives on Global Development, Non-Residential Fellows Meeting "The impact of Shifting Wealth on developing countries?", Paris, France. Contact
24 Official Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2010 during the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Contact.

11 10th International Economic Forum on African Perspectives - organised with the African Development Bank and the French Ministry of Economy, Industry and Employment, Paris, France. Contact.
21 Southeast Asian Economic Outlook (SAEO) Seminar: "Fostering Growth and Regional Integration in ASEAN", Bangkok, Thailand. Contact.








Shifting Wealth, the power of China and India. Head of Research of the Development Centre Helmut Reisen explains what the Shifting Wealth phenomenon is about.

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