ISPA is a set of practical tools to help countries improve their social protection system by providing a framework to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the overall system, of policies, schemes and programs, administrative and implementation structures in place, offering policy options for further action.
The OECD Development Centre is organising a high-level event to commemorate International Women’s Day and the 60th anniversary of the UN Commission of the Status of Women (CSW). The event will be moderated by Daniel Yohannes, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United States to the OECD.
Since the proclamation of independence in 1991, Moldova has been in a phase of transition, which brings about significant economic restructuring and social changes. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of Moldova, youth aged between 15-24 accounted for 18.8% of the total population in 2004 – this generation has great potential to positively contribute to the development and self-determination of the country, and the youth.
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the Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for In-Country Shared Value Creation from Extractive Projects reflects feedback and inputs received during the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and subsequent written comments.
MDCRs have been created as a continuously evolving tool to help countries identify the core constraints among their capabilities. The MDCR then provides national policymakers and their partners with the inputs needed for a country-owned and implemented development strategy.
If the global community doesn’t find a way of increasing available finance by a factor of ten, reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains a pipedream. Philanthropy is well placed to make a critical contribution by helping to trigger the massive increase in private capital. This is more critical than ever, now that the world has made such a fanfare about achieving the SDGs by 2030.
The article contains general information on youth-related issues in Cambodia.
Multi-dimensional Review of Kazakhstan released today describes the driving forces of development in Kazakhstan and identifies the major constraints to equitable and sustainable growth and well-being
Kazakhstan’s economy and society have undergone deep transformations since the country declared independence in 1991. Kazakhstan’s growth performance since 2000 has been impressive, averaging almost 8% per annum in real terms and leading to job creation and progress in the well-being of its citizens. Extractive industries play an important role in the dynamism of the economy, but sources of growth beyond natural resource sectors remain underexploited. In the social arena, dimensions of well-being beyond incomes and jobs have not kept pace with economic growth.
Kazakhstan has set itself the goal of becoming one of the 30 most developed countries in the world by 2050. To sustain rapid, inclusive and sustainable growth and social progress, Kazakhstan will need to overcome a number of significant challenges. Natural-resource dependency, the concentration of economic clout and a fragile and underdeveloped financial sector limit diversification and economic dynamism. Widespread corruption still affects multiple state functions, undermines the business environment, meritocracy and entrepreneurial spirit. More generally, the state has limited capacity to fulfil some of its functions, which affects the delivery of public services like health and education, as well as the protection of the environment and the generation of skills.
Cambodia has the youngest population in Southeast Asia – According to the 2008 Census, young people aged between 10-24 comprise 35% of the total population. With young people being the drivers of growth in the present and in the future, Cambodia faces important opportunities for its socio-economic and political development.