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Latin America as a whole is showing signs of recovery and stabilization. Economic activity is helped by improving conditions in global financial and commodity markets, as well as recovering exports.
Italian Official Development assistance, or ODA, decreased steadily between 2008 and 2012, due in part to pressures from the economic crisis, but it rose in 2013.
News conference to launch the OECD Development Centre’s latest Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO 2010).
This Policy Guidance is intended to provide policy makers and practitioners in development co-operation agencies with information and advice on how to mainstream climate change into development.
The OECD is working to help governments restore confidence and stability in the financial system, soften the impact of the recession and strengthen the global economy over the longer term.
Its strategic response to the crisis covers two main areas:
align regulations and incentives in the financial sector to ensure tighter oversight and risk management;
review and upgrade national policies and improve international coordination to
In his remarks for the launch of the second global review on Aid for Trade, Mr. Gurría affirmed that more and better aid for trade is particularly important in the context of the crisis as it can help to build the capacity and infrastructure developing countries need to take full advantage of freer trade. Aid for trade should also support the broader development goals we all share, focusing not only on building trade capacities but
All countries need to trade, with their neighbours and globally, to sustain long-term economic growth. Some low-income countries lack the instutitions, infrastructure to benefit from open markets and lift their people out of poverty.