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The Netherlands is one of only five DAC members to have achieved the United Nations (UN) target of allocating 0.7% of its national income as official development assistance (ODA). Since 1975 it has surpassed this target every year.
This report shows how aid for trade is becoming a growing priority for an increasing number of developing countries and donors; And how aid for trade is being connected to the broader development agenda, with strategies and priorities increasingly focusing on competitiveness and trade-led economic growth, said OECD Secretary-General.
The United States is the world’s largest development and humanitarian donor by far. Its recent renewed ambition of global leadership on development is supported by new strategic orientations and ways to deliver development co-operation.
"Fifteen years of co-operation between the OECD and Korea are only a start of what I believe will be a long and mutually beneficial journey.", said Mr Gurría at the OECD-Korea celebration event.
How to deliver better policies for better lives in the developing world? What is the real development challenge today for those living in poverty? Development has been a fundamental part of the OECD story for half a century, and it is providing new solutions for new challenges.
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This framework paper aims to articulate OECD’s broader approach to development as stated in the vision statement for the OECD 50th Anniversary Council Meeting at Ministerial level. It sets out the key elements of an OECD Strategy for Development to be elaborated for adoption by the OECD Council inJanuary 2012.
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The OECD has been working towards a broader OECD Strategy for Development. This effort (known as the DevGoals exercise) aims to define a more coherent and comprehensive approach to development in order to better articulate the OECD’s multidisciplinary expertise on a wider range of policy areas with its accumulated knowledge on development issues, and to ensure that this work is accessible and relevant to countries at all stages of
Angel Gurría, Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen, World Bank Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin and other experts will discuss ways to measure inequality, create jobs, regulate labour, and ensure the gender equity and training necessary to give young people a chance to succeed.
"With the OECD Strategy for Development, we will take stock of the formidable arsenal of OECD’s broader public policy experience, and assess how it can be useful in a development context", declared Angel Gurría in his welcome Address to the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE).
Our 50th anniversary provides us with an historical opportunity to launch a new approach to development across the Organisation. We will be working to develop a full fledged strategy on development, engaging more closely with emerging and developing countries to help us understand better their diverse realities, said OECD Secretary-General.