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Tackling inequality requires finding the right policy mix, including strong tax systems, good public services and inclusive social policies for the poor and the emerging middle class.
The African economy is undergoing diversification and becoming more integrated into the world economy. But whether the current pace of change is sufficient to achieve lasting structural transformation is another question.In order for GVCs to contribute positively to structural change, policy also needs to adapt.
Public policies play a key role in maximising the benefits and minimising the costs of migration, both in countries of origin and destination. In such contexts, we explore the value of incorporating migration into development strategies while ensuring policy coherence for development.
Our work examines the relationship between migration and gender and the associated policy implications. We explore in particular the determinants of female migration, the impact of migration on women’s empowerment and their human rights, as well as gender-specific experiences of migration.
Given that South-South migration – accounting for 36% of global migration – differs from migration to OECD countries in important ways, our work seeks to help policy makers create policies that address South-South migration and are in line with comprehensive development strategies.
Our work investigates the forces and dynamics that propel people to move, the so-called “drivers of migration”. Furthermore, we focus on exploring the manifold aspects of the significant impact that migration has on development.
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About the 2014 HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF THE DEVELOPMENT CENTRE - Closed-door Event
The OECD Development Centre and the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) are organizing a High-Level Panel on “Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda: the importance of social norms for inclusive development”.
Experts and the Secretariat will discuss the concept for the next Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2015, as well as the outlines for the chapter on education and skills and the chapter on Latin America and shifting wealth (with a focus on skills and labour market).
Foundations’ engagement is critical to youth empowerment efforts. They employ innovative approaches to support youth which go far beyond the mere provision of funding to promising projects. This non-financial support encompasses technical assistance, capacity-building measures and strategic management advice and can result in a set of very different roles for foundations in the support to youth, according to the OECD netFWD study.