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  • 24-May-2013

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    Natural resources can fuel Africa’s economic transformation

    Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013

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  • 22-May-2013

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    Active in Development

    Building on the OECD’s founding mission to foster economic prosperity and contribute to development and well-being worldwide, the Organisation is making use of its multidisciplinary expertise and peer-learning working methods to ensure more coherent and integrated policy approaches to development. This brochure illustrates this effort in practice.

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  • 22-May-2013

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    Succeeding with Trade Reforms - The Role of Aid for Trade

    Succeeding with Trade Reforms: The Role of Aid for Trade highlights the potential of aid for trade to boost economic growth and reduce poverty, while discussing the various reasons why it may not be realised. In so doing, this book draws lessons for the design of aid-for-trade projects and programmes and for increasing their effectiveness. Building on this analysis, the book also quantifies the binding constraints to trade in

  • 15-May-2013

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    The OECD welcomes the Czech Republic to the Development Assistance Committee

    The Czech Republic is now the 26th member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

  • 15-May-2013

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    Smart industrial policies for development

    To sustain future growth, many developing countries are exploring new opportunities through industrial policies to move up value chains, attract foreign direct investment (FDI), increase South-South trade, and tap new markets created by the emerging middle class, said OECD Secretary-General.

  • 14-May-2013

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    Global Value Chains and Developing Country Employment: A Literature Review

    How do global value chains (GVCs) impact employment markets in developing countries? This paper reviews the literature on the subject, focusing on the labour market impacts of three processes that lie at the core of GVC development: importing, exporting, and foreign direct investment (FDI). Two case studies are presented

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  • 14-May-2013

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    Development Centre Newsletter - May

    Industrial policies for a sustainable and inclusive growth - Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms - LAC FORUM 2013: What are the challenges ahead for Latin America and its SMEs? - Foundations: innovation and risk-taking as key features of the post 2015 agenda

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  • 14-May-2013

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    Czech Republic - the Development Assistance Committee's 26th Member

    Over recent years, the Czech Republic has transformed its development co-operation system to make it more focused, more coherent and more effective.

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  • 6-May-2013

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    Australia: Can deliver a growing aid budget effectively and efficiently

    Australia delivered USD 5.44 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.36% of its gross national income. It is the eighth most generous country in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors. Australia’s goal is to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2017 – a goal the DAC encourages it to follow through on, given its good track record and relatively strong economy.

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  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

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