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Proposed by the Development Centre in Istanbul this network will bring together institutes of economic studies throughout the Black Sea area. Further discussions between potential members will be held throughout 2010, leading to the formal creation of the Network in January, 2011.
On April 26-27, 2010 the Asia & Pacific Desk joined the Partnership Unit to organise DevCom Seminar “Aid Effectiveness & Regional Economic Integration” in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Black Sea and Central Asia Initiative Co-ordinator Colm Foy presented the Eurasian Competitiveness Programme and Central Asia Inititative at the International Conference “Outcomes of Anti-Crisis Programs&Priorities of Postcrisis Development” in Tashkent on 12 April 2010.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
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On 11 March, 2010 in Istanbul the Experts’ meeting brought together authors from the 6 countries targeted for special Development Centre Working Paper reports : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine to discuss work in progress with the Paris combined team and local experts.
Development Centre gets a new acting director.
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This paper combines development and growth accounting exercises witheconomic theory to estimate the relative importance of total factor productivity and the accumulation of factors of production in the economic development performance of Latin America.
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Is South America cursed by its natural resources? Does China’s penetration of the region renew the region’s comparative advantage in natural resources? Does South America’s trade specialisation stand in the way of regional integration? This paper tries to answer these questions.
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Challenges for Private Sector Development in the Black Sea and Caspian Region were discussed at the OECD Eurasia Private Sector Forum Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 March, 2010.