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Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2013. Special theme: Structural Transformation and Natural Resources in Africa
Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013
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Perspectives on Global Development 2013 - the 60-second guide
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Shifting wealth and the new world economy - Channels of shifting wealth - The new productive landscape and the renewed interest of developing countries in industrial policy - Emerging issues in implementing industrial policy in developing economies - Upgrading skills for current and future needs - Mobilising financial resources - Bridging infrastructure gaps - The political economy of industrial policies
To sustain future growth, many developing countries are exploring new opportunities through industrial policies to move up value chains, attract foreign direct investment (FDI), increase South-South trade, and tap new markets created by the emerging middle class, said OECD Secretary-General.
Industrial policies for a sustainable and inclusive growth - Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms - LAC FORUM 2013: What are the challenges ahead for Latin America and its SMEs? - Foundations: innovation and risk-taking as key features of the post 2015 agenda
Today, we know growth is not enough to guarantee development. What is so complex about the challenges of today? What does the Development Centre do to help countries face these challenges?
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This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.
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This joint work by the OECD Development Centre and Fedesarrollo focuses on the policy making process of transport infrastructure in Colombia for the period 2002-10. It identifies the main bottlenecks to be improved in the implementation of public policies in the main phases of the transport infrastructure policy cycle, namely planning, budgeting, execution (i.e. new investment and maintenance), and monitoring and evaluation.
Perspectives on Global Development 2013 - Industrial Policies in a changing world. Shifting up a gear