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  • 1-December-2011


    OECD Secretary-General remarks at the final press conference of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan

    Never before has there been such an inclusive and fully engaged process behind international development, said M. Gurría. The outcome document endorsed in Busan is important, but even more important is the buy-in it represents, he added.

  • 1-December-2011


    How to Maximize Impact on Development

    Building more effective public sector institutions is an essential component of aid effectiveness. If we work together and take into consideration the realities of developing countries, we will build a more prosperous and equitable world, said A. Gurría.

  • 30-November-2011


    Aid effectiveness: From words to action

    The economic crisis has meant global poverty is on the rise again. The Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan is an opportunity to ensure that development cooperation can make a difference in tackling hunger and improving people’s lives, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said.

  • 24-November-2011


    Environment: Political courage in Durban needed to combat climate change, says OECD’s Gurría

    According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to grow by another 50% in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action, says OECD Secretary-General.

  • 8-November-2011


    Greece - DAC Peer Reviews of Development Co-operation, 2011

    Greek official development assistance was USD 508 million, amounting to 0.17% of its national income, in 2010. By volume, this represents a 28% fall over the past 2 years, from USD 703 million in 2008 and USD 607 million in 2009.

  • 31-October-2011


    Strengthening Accountability in Aid for Trade

    At a time when aid budgets are under pressure and scrutiny, there is a need to improve accountability. This is especially true in the case of aid for trade, which has become an increasingly important priority in development co-operation.   Strengthening Accountability in Aid for Trade looks at what the trade and development community needs to know about aid-for-trade results, what past evaluations of programmes and projects

  • 28-October-2011


    Launch of the 2012 Latin American Economic Outlook: Transforming the State for Development

    This publication is the product of a joint effort by the Development Development Centre of the OECD and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), undertaken in order to analyse the role of the State in the economic growth and development of Latin American and Caribbean countries. The questions the outlook exposes are: What should be the main elements of the reform of the State in Latin America and the

  • 4-October-2011


    Launch of the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Development Co-operation Report

    We have made significant progress promoting development but the levels of world poverty are still unacceptably high. What have we done right? Where have we failed? Where are we moving to in development cooperation? This report addresses these and many other crucial questions.

  • 28-September-2011


    Netherlands - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation

    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.

  • 16-September-2011


    Investing in Security - A Global Assessment of Armed Violence Reduction Initiatives

    Conservative estimates indicate that at least 740 000 men, women, youth and children die each year as a result of armed violence, most of them in low- and medium-income settings. The majority of these deaths occur in situations other than war, though armed conflicts continue to generate a high incidence of casualties.   Approaches to preventing and reducing these deaths and related suffering are becoming increasingly important on

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