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Rapid and sustained economic growth in the emerging world has brought new members,notably China, into the group of middle-income countries. Reaching this level of income, however, has historically presented countries with a new set of challenges to development, known as the middle-income trap. Limited income convergence in Latin America has been due to its reduced capacity to engage in structural transformations.
Developing Asia is forecast to grow by 7.2% in 2011, 6.9% in 2012 and 7.3% in 2013. The greatest risk to Asia’s outlook is the continued uncertainty in Europe’s sovereign debt problems. Raising living standards and reducing poverty should be a priority in the years to come.
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In the context of the preparation for the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policies, the High Commission of Planning of Morocco and the OECD Development Centre organised the African Conference on Measuring Well-Being and Fostering the Progress of Societies.
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THIS QUARTER IN ASIA Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs), Vol.8 April – June 2012
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This paper examines Korea’s low-carbon green growth strategy with a focus on three pillars: regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industries; incentive mechanisms for businesses to develop green technologies and products; and public information tools to increase awareness and demand for green products.
DEV 50th Anniversary Week / WikiGender empowers women at UN / Reform in Colombia / register for Africa Meeting on Well-Being / Angus Maddison presentation / Dev Centre research informs UK Parliament / DevCom Seminar in Washington / Latam Economic Forum date announced
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This paper examines Korea’s low-carbon green growth strategy with a focus on three pillars: regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, incentive mechanisms for businesses to develop green technologies, and public information tools to increase awareness and demand for green products.
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An unprecedented change in Africa’s economic performance has occurred since independence. This note looks back at the main features of the continent’s economic transformation.
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The SAEO draws upon the OECD Development Centre’s close co-operation with other OECD directorates such as the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, which are known as leading providers of reliable, unbiased and comparable economic and social data.
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Latin American and Caribbean countries have shown themselves to be in a stable position to confront international turmoil. Sustained growth and democratic stability have strengthened the region, and have led to less pronounced recessions and more swift recoveries compared to OECD economies.