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
Helmut Reisen is head of reseach of the OECD Development Centre and will coordinate the first OECD Global Development Outlook, to be published in 2010.
An informal workshop co-hosted by the OECD Development Centre and the Overseas Development Institute.
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This study analyses the impact of democratic decentralisation on the chances of socially excluded groups to participate in newly created local governance institutions in three Indian states.
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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.
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While the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are broadly supported, their financing remains problematic.
The Development Centre and the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, in collaboration with the Foreign Investment Advisory Service of the World Bank Group, are jointly organising an informal meeting of national experts from the region to discuss future collaborative work and priorities