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Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to achieving the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is time to back up political promises with action and resources. Increased investments in five key areas will have catalytic effects on the lives of women and girls, and accelerate development progress beyond 2015.
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As we head towards 2015 and a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), our common future remains at stake. We are facing a plethora of issues including: growing inequalities; changing consumption patterns and population dynamics; increasing natural resource scarcity; and climate change, said OECD Secretary-General.
“Policy Coherence for Development in a Post-2015 Era: How can PCD help advance universal goals and contribute to transformational change?”
This technical paper analyses investments by OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donors in six policy areas that are priorities for the post-2015 development agenda because of their catalytic impact on achieving gender equality and women’s rights. It is intended for representatives from donor agencies, partner governments and civil society.
The OECD Initiative on Global Value Chains (GVCs), Production Transformation and Development is a platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing between OECD and non-OECD countries. It aims at improving evidence and identifying policy guidelines to promote development by fostering participation and upgrading in Global Value Chains.
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In a new Peer Review of Switzerland, the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) welcomed the country’s progress in channelling more resources into fighting poverty and sharpening its development policies in line with the DAC’s 2009 recommendations.
Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015.
International donors are not doing enough to help fragile states increase their domestic revenue, according to a new OECD report that shows only a tiny fraction of development aid goes into programmes to improve tax collection.