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This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
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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.
In 2013, total net ODA of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reached USD 5.1 billion, representing an increase in real terms of 375% over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI also rose, to 1.25%, up from 0.27% in 2012. Multilateral ODA accounted for 1% of the country’s total ODA.
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.
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.
Gender equality and the environment are treated as cross-cutting issues in all DAC peer reviews in recognition of their importance in development co-operation. This report highlights some of the common themes and important lessons on mainstreaming gender equality and the environment based on DAC members’ practices as documented in peer reviews, a number of donor evaluations as well as wider work across the OECD.
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.