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  • 18-February-2015

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    OECD Workshop on Biodiversity and Development - Mainstreaming and Managing for Results

    This workshop brought together over 85 participants from the environment and the development communities to discuss challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity into development at the national and sector level, and to better manage for results.

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  • 18-February-2015

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    The Metropolitan Century - Understanding Urbanisation and its Consequences

    The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation rates to rise from low double digit rates to more than 80% by the end of the century. It argues that this is both a great opportunity and a great challenge, as decisions taken today will affect the lifes of people for a long time to come. The report aims at explaining why cities exist, and what can make them prosperous and function well. It also discusses whether cities are good for residents, for the countries they are located in and for the global environment. The report argues that cities exist and grow because they are a source of economic prosperity and offer amenities that benefit their residents. It concludes that urbanisation is a process that needs to be shaped by policy makers to ensure that all benefit from it.

     

  • 12-February-2015

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    Green Development Co-operation in Zambia - Green Growth Paper

    Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. An increasing number of developing countries have formulated and/or implemented innovative policies to pursue green growth, notably in Africa. Zambia, in particular, is committed to drawing up an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy (IGGS) that builds upon a nationally-defined and comprehensive definition of green growth.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    South Africa's Development Co-operation

    South African concessional finance for development reached USD 183 million in 2013, compared to USD 188 million in 2012 (OECD estimates). In 2013, 61% of South Africa’s total development co-operation was channelled through multilateral organisations.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Qatar's Development Co-operation

    The OECD estimates that Qatar’s development co-operation amounted to USD 1.3 billion in 2013 compared to 544 million in 2012 and USD 734 million in 2011. Qatar channelled 1% of its development co-operation through multilateral institutions, mainly through the United Nations and the Islamic Development Bank.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Mexico's Development Co-operation

    Mexico published figures on its development co-operation programme for the first time in 2014. According to these figures, Mexico’s international development co-oeration reached USD 277 million in 2012, up from USD 269 million in 2011. Out of the total disbursed in 2012, the OECD estimates that at least USD 203 million meets the criteria of Official Development Assistance (ODA).

  • 9-February-2015

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    Indonesia's Development Co-operation

    In 2013, Indonesia’s development co-operation amounted to an estimated USD 12 million, of which USD 9 million was channelled through multilateral organisations.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Development Co-operation of the People's Republic of China

    In 2013, China’s bilateral co-operation reached USD 2.8 billion, compared to USD 2.6 billion in 2012 (OECD estimates). Including developmental funds channelled through multilateral organisations, the OECD estimates that China’s total concessional finance for development reached USD 3.0 billion in 2013.

  • 6-February-2015

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    Estonia's Official Development Assistance (ODA)

    In 2013, Estonia’s net ODA amounted to USD 31 million, representing an increase of 23% in real terms over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI also rose, from 0.11% to 0.13%.

  • 6-February-2015

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    Hungary's Official Development Assistance (ODA)

    In 2013, Hungary’s net ODA amounted to USD 128 million, representing an increase of 4% in real terms over 2012. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI remained stable at 0.10%.

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