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18-September-2013

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Tackling Inequalities in Development Policies

Development aid policies have helped developing countries reduce extreme poverty, strengthen institutional frameworks and develop a middle class. But there are still 2.4 billion people living in poverty and inequalities in many countries are still at record levels, and in some cases rising, said OECD Secretary-General.

13-September-2013

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Development Centre Newsletter - September

Promoting policy dialogue on natural resource-based development at Africa Down Under / Logistics key for economic development / Key structural policy changes in emerging Asia

9-September-2013

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Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs), Vol.12 - Aug – Sept 2013

Although growth outlook is mixed across Emerging Asia, the latest Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs) suggest signs of growth stabilisation for China and a more positive outlook for the Philippines and Singapore, while still weak growth prospects for India.

2-September-2013

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DEV Working Paper No. 320: Capital flows in Asia-Pacific: Controls, bonanzas and sudden stops

This paper seeks to analyse the patterns of capital flow bonanzas and identify such episodes by defining them relative to global capital flows, instead of relative to past experience as is done in most of the literature. This approach therefore emphasises the relevance of the attractiveness of a country vis-à-vis other destinations instead of the relevance of past flows in experiencing bonanzas.

30-August-2013

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DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

25-July-2013

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Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region

Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. It provides a comparative snapshot of recent initiatives in six countries in the region to identify good practices and foster knowledge sharing to improve innovation policy design and implementation.

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19-July-2013

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Development Centre Newsletter - July/August

Jump-starting development in Myanmar ahead of population ageing / Promoting Startups in Latin America: who is doing what? / Africa Forum 2013: Harnessing natural resource wealth for economic transformation / ASEAN economies remain resilient

18-July-2013

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OECD Development Pathways - Multi-Dimensional Review of Myanmar

Myanmar faces a crucial few years to come to ignite economic growth and embark on a higher, more sustainable and more equitable development trajectory. The challenge is even more important as the country’s population will start ageing in 2017, says the Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar: Initial Assessment.

17-July-2013

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Getting Rich before Growing Old: Jump-starting development in Myanmar ahead of population ageing, says OECD report

Myanmar faces a crucial few years to come to ignite economic growth and embark on a higher, more sustainable and more equitable development trajectory. The challenge is even more important as the country’s population will start ageing in 2017, says the Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar: Initial Assessment which was launched by the OECD and UNESCAP in Yangon.

17-July-2013

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DEV Working Paper No. 318: How redistributive is fiscal policy in Latin America? The case of Chile and Mexico

Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.

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