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Social Institutions and Gender Index 2014
Viet Nam achieved sustained growth over the past decade accompanied by impressive progress in poverty reduction and the emergence of a large middle class, according to the latest OECD Development Centre’ Social Cohesion Policy Review of Viet Nam.
The Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development contributes to ensuring OECD’s continuous relevance as a forum where developing, emerging and advanced economies can constructively discuss issues of common interest and explore approaches to common challenges, drawing on objective evidence-based comparative analysis as a common knowledge base.
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Report from the Roundtable and High-Level Panel on Gender equality in the post-2015 agenda. The importance of social norms for inclusive development.
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.
The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing between OECD and non-OECD countries. It aims at improving evidence and identifying policy guidelines to promote development by fostering participation and upgrading in Global Value Chains.
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The study is a first step towards offering an in-depth insight on how foundations working for development are evolving in their search for greater impact. It gives insights into an innovative and cutting-edge development theme, which is becoming pivotal in the Post-2015 context and in discussions on financing for development. Its potential also lies in helping bridge the knowledge and cultural gap between foundations and governments.
The face of philanthropy is changing. In their efforts to achieve greater impact and higher social returns on their investments, foundations are adopting practices more commonly associated with commercial enterprise and venture capital, according to the OECD netFWD Venture Philanthropy in Development study.
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OECD Development Centre’s Programme of Work and Budget for 2013-14
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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.