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For many countries rich in oil, gas and minerals, development remains an elusive goal. The rich get richer, the poor stay poor, inequality rises, economies stagnate, corruption flourishes and conflict deepens.
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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) aims to reduce secrecy in the sector.EITI needs more specific minimum disclosure standards together with a stronger engagement of civil society.
Countries with large populations and with large resource bases seem to define the dominant economic impulse of the 21st century. The Perspectives on Global Development (PGD) will monitor the impacts of the changing global economy on development, poverty and inequality.
This second annual volume of Financing Development sheds light on the principle of developing-country ownership. It was launched on 20 May 2008.
Aid alone cannot finance development; new actors and fresh sources of finance are essential complements to it. This highly stimulating book takes a deep look at the changes in the "international development finance architecture".
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Main areas of work of the OECD Development Centre Programme of Work 2009-2010: Global Development Outlook (GDO), Regional Analysis and Monitoring and Networks.
African countries are not simply spectators to the economic rise of China and India, they are party to it. This book demonstrates how the growing economic power of China and India is already influencing the growth patterns of African countries.
This meeting brought together donor and private sector representatives in order to examine the how PPD can best be used to contribute to improvements in public policy in developing countries. The focus was on pinpointing the key conditions for the successful implementation of such dialogue and identifying the risks that can be associated with it, especially in situations of weak and inappropriate institutional development.
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The international policy debate on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has highlighted the need for OECD and developing countries to together adopt a broader approach to development co-operation. Such an approach requires that new sources of development finance be identified, that aid be made more effective, that the coherence between aid, investment, trade and migration policies be improved, and that governance systems