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The 2014 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 16-17 September. Discussions will focus on electricity markets in Latin America, a peer review of Costa Rica's competition law and policy and mainstreaming competition policy with key policy makers.
Japan has increased its spending on overseas development assistance (ODA) and is showing more global leadership, but needs to pay more attention to where it is spending the money and increase its focus on results and transparency.
Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need, according to the 2014 OECD/DAC peer review of Japan.
Based on recent trends, many middle-income countries are not growing fast enough to reach average income levels in the OECD countries by 2050. This includes several lower middle-income countries – such as India, Indonesia and Viet Nam – but also countries in the upper middle-income bracket, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and South Africa, said OECD Secretary-General.
Income levels in most developing and emerging countries will not catch up with advanced economies for many decades without efforts to boost productivity, according to a new report by the OECD Development Centre.
Professor Angus Maddison has contributed to creating the world-wide reputation of the Development Centre and the OECD as being second to none. Between 1953 and 1978, he complemented his distinguished academic career with several long stays at the OECD and its predecessor, the OEEC.
The OECD Development Week (30 June, 1- 3 July 2014) is organised by the OECD Development Centre. High-level policy makers, representatives of the private sector, investors, civil society organisations, foundations and think tanks will gather at the OECD to look into current patterns of globalisation and explore more dynamic paths for inclusive and sustainable growth at global, regional and national levels.
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.
The Southeast Asian region has the potential to attract significant amounts of international investment in the coming years. To help ASEAN countries address the challenges that arise from an increased openness to investment, this report analyses the region's investment climate and suggests ways to bring about a greater convergence of both policies and outcomes for the countries involved.
All about numbers – who spends what, where? See our latest data in a range of easy to view formats from high level overviews to country and sector specific data. You can also download a wide range of data (xls) and link through to our databases and aid statistics websites of major donors.