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In 2013, Israel’s net ODA amounted to USD 186 million, representing a decrease of 6% in real terms over 2012 (although in nominal terms Israel’s net ODA slightly increased). The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.07%. Multilateral ODA accounted for USD 16 million, representing 8% of Israel’s total ODA.
In 2013, Hungary’s net ODA amounted to USD 120 million, representing a decrease of 2% in real terms over 2012 (although in nominal terms Hungary’s net ODA slightly increased). The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.10%. Multilateral ODA accounted for 76% of Hungary’s total ODA.
In 2013, Estonia’s net ODA amounted to USD 31 million, representing an increase of 22% in real terms over 2012.
Japan has increased its spending on overseas development assistance (ODA) and is showing more global leadership, but needs to pay more attention to where it is spending the money and increase its focus on results and transparency.
Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need, according to the 2014 OECD/DAC peer review of Japan.
This seminar investigated how changes made in key policy areas at national, regional and international levels can help generate more and better private investment in Africa’s infrastructure.
This review offers a comprehensive assessment of the innovation system of Colombia, focusing on the role of government. It provides concrete recommendations on how to improve policies that affect innovation performance, including R&D policies and identifies good practices from which other countries can learn.
The Overall assessment and recommendations is also available in French and Spanish.
Based on recent trends, many middle-income countries are not growing fast enough to reach average income levels in the OECD countries by 2050. This includes several lower middle-income countries – such as India, Indonesia and Viet Nam – but also countries in the upper middle-income bracket, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and South Africa, said OECD Secretary-General.
Income levels in most developing and emerging countries will not catch up with advanced economies for many decades without efforts to boost productivity, according to a new report by the OECD Development Centre.
Professor Angus Maddison has contributed to creating the world-wide reputation of the Development Centre and the OECD as being second to none. Between 1953 and 1978, he complemented his distinguished academic career with several long stays at the OECD and its predecessor, the OEEC.