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  • 28-October-2014

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    Social Cohesion Policy Review of Viet Nam

    This report examines the effects of recent economic growth in Viet Nam on social cohesion. It finds that recent rapid economic growth in Viet Nam has not resulted in an increase in overall inequality, but the level of inequality was already high.

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  • 28-October-2014

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    Social Cohesion Policy Review of Viet Nam

    This report examines the effects of recent economic growth in Viet Nam on social cohesion. It finds that recent rapid economic growth in Viet Nam has not resulted in an increase in overall inequality, but the level of inequality was already high. Growth was not particularly inclusive, benefiting most the middle class and the richest households, and favouring less households in the bottom 20th percentile. Income mobility was also high, and while a majority of households experienced upward income mobility, downward absolute income mobility affected one in five households. Economic growth was not particularly job rich with employment growth lagging behind economic expansion.

    In particular, important challenges were identified in the area of education and skills policies relating to fast-changing labour market needs. Minimum wage policies had a small but positive effect on employment, but concerns were highlighted over partial coverage and weak compliance. Tax policy and specifically personal income tax had only a small impact on reducing inequality, but transfers from central to local governments produced an equalising effect, albeit with mixed results in terms of satisfaction with public services. Finally, social protection systems have been extended, but important coverage gaps remain among the poor and ethnic minority groups, and informality remains a key challenge for universal extension.

  • 28-October-2014

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    The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa 2014 - Promise and Performance

    The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness is an exercise in mutual accountability undertaken jointly by ECA and the OECD following a request of NEPAD Heads of State and Government in 2003. Its purpose is to assess what has been done by Africa and its development partners to deliver commitments in relation to development in Africa, what results have been achieved, and what the key future priorities are. It complements the self-assessments produced by each side to the partnership, and is in line with the shift in emphasis from aid effectiveness to development effectiveness, and the emphasis on mutual accountability at Busan. NEPAD Heads of State and Government and AU/ECA Finance Ministers have reaffirmed the value of this exercise.

    The 2014 report follows the same structure as previous reports, divided into 4 main ‘clusters’ of issues covering: sustainable economic growth, investing in people, good governance and financing for development.

  • 16-October-2014

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    Development Centre Newsletter - October 2014

    14th International Economic Forum on Africa / How was life? / Strengthening Philanthropy's Engagement with the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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  • 14-October-2014

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    Environment: OECD DAC External Development Finance Statistics

    The OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting the environment using the environment marker. Introduced in 1992, this predates the Rio markers. Reporting on ODA flows has been mandatory since 1998. Reporting on non-credit OOF flows was introduced in 2010 on a voluntary basis.

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  • 7-October-2014

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    DAC Prize

    The idea of the DAC prize is to reward those who invest systematically and strategically into using innovation to solve development problems, by taking it to scale. The prize thus focuses on a policy challenge regarding the use of innovation, which is as yet largely unaddressed, while also being a reflection of the nature of the DAC as a policy body.

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  • 7-October-2014

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    Mainstreaming on cross-cutting issues

    This booklet outlines 7 important lessons on mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and the environment in all DAC peer reviews in recognition of their importance in development co-operation.

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  • 6-October-2014

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    Africa Forum 2014: By Africa, for Africa? Industrialisation and Integration for Inclusive Growth

    Organised by the OECD Development Centre in partnership with the African Union, the 2014 Africa Forum will focus on the pan-African agenda of economic and social transformation.

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  • 2-October-2014

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    How Was Life? shows long-term progress in key areas of well-being

    People’s well-being has generally progressed since the early 20th century across a large part of the world, according to new research published by a consortium of economic historians (CLIO-INFRA) and produced in collaboration with the OECD and OECD Development Centre.

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  • 26-September-2014

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    Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration in Developing Countries as Countries of Destination (ECLM)

    In August 2014, the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), initiated a three-and-a-half-year project aimed at assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries as countries of destination.

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