Since 1950, the number of urban agglomerations in West Africa increased from 152 to almost 2000, and today towns and cities are home to 41% of the region’s total population. Yet there is little up-to-date data available for analysis and formulation of development policy.
The 2030 Agenda requires bold and transformative steps underpinned by new tools, new data, new ways of working and new resources. The OECD is contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a range of ways.
The OECD DAC is modernising its statistical measurement framework to promote incentives for mobilising development finance in order to better reflect the broader range of funding options now available to developing countries.
The responses to the Ebola crisis have primarily taken a country-by-country approach. Ebola does not stop at the border - the response must therefore take into account the regional dimension.
Over two-thirds of the world's poor live in rural areas. This book sets out a strategy for raising rural incomes - a prerequisite for reducing poverty and hunger.
This initiative aims to mobilise investment for Africa’s development and strengthen the capacity of African countries to design and implement reforms that improve their business climate.