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The International Economic Forum on Africa - organised by the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Development Programme, and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. This year, the Forum will focus on African youth: training, employment and prospects for the future.
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This is the September 2012 issue of the DAC Evaluation Network newsletter.
Point of view: Is green growth the fix we are looking for?
William Hynes, Policy Analyst in the Policy Division of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate and Co-ordinator of the OECD Green Growth and Developing Countries Report participated in the Rio+20 conference. Read his 'point of view'.
This guidance addresses the unique due diligence challenges posed by gold, such as its intrinsic high-value and fungible nature, the non-linear structure of its supply chain, and its multiple downstream uses.
Leaders met in Busan and agreed to form the Global Partnership for Development Co-operation to strengthen trust, accountability and knowledge-sharing in development co-operation. Angel Gurría offered some thoughts on each of these objectives.
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The OECD Development Centre will present the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index at UN Women in New York on 5 July. The event will be hosted by the UN Women Research and Data Section and chaired by Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women.
The purpose of this OECD Study is to provide the aid-for-trade community with good practices in designing and introducing results frameworks for aid-for-trade projects, and programmes based on country-defined quantifiable targets and a menu of limited number of indicators to measure performance (i.e. outcomes and impacts). We are preparing case studies focusing on Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Rwanda, Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
The strengths of Canada’s development co-operation include its well-respected field presence in its partner countries and its good track record as a constructive partner within the development co-operation and humanitarian communities.
One of the important lessons of the past two decades has been the pivotal role of innovation in economic development. The build-up of innovation capacities has played a central role in the growth dynamics of successful developing countries. Ongoing work at the OECD analyses innovation for development around a number of specific themes.