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  • 25-May-2015

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    Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economies, says the African Economic Outlook 2015

    With Africa’s population set to double by 2050, modernising local economies will be vital to make the continent more competitive and to increase people’s living standards, according to the African Economic Outlook 2015, released at the African Development Bank Group’s 50th Annual Meetings.

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  • 18-May-2015

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    A development agenda for our future

    In the coming months, the international community will gather three times and on three different continents, to build a sustainable development agenda for generations to come.

  • 18-May-2015

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    How to connect trade, investment and development

    The Netherlands last chaired the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in 1991, a year when advanced economies accounted for nearly two thirds of global GDP and almost two billion people were living in extreme poverty. The world looks very different today. Emerging markets now account for more than half of global GDP and the number of people living in extreme poverty is down to one billion.

  • 13-May-2015

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    Joint meeting of the OECD and Center for Global Prosperity to be held on 15 June 2015

    Joint meeting of the OECD and Center for Global Prosperity to be held on 15 June 2015 entitled "Creating enabling environments for mobilising private financial flows for sustainable development"

  • 11-May-2015

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    We must harness the true strength of migration

    Migration is one of the morally, politically, and economically defining issues of the 21st century. Some 25,000 souls have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2000, including over more than 1,500 so far in 2015, and many thousands more have perished in the Gulf of Aden and in the South Pacific.

  • 28-April-2015

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    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges OECD countries to engage on development goals

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on OECD governments to ensure that a series of major summits this year result in a new era of sustainable development.

  • 18-April-2015

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    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

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  • 10-April-2015

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    OECD Insights: Nigeria is the winner, West Africa, too!

    On 28-29 March 2015, Africa’s most populous country and number 1 economy organised peaceful elections, which were internationally recognised as “free and fair” and led to the first democratic transition in Nigeria’s history. The election results seem to show that the role of ethnic, religious and geographic factors is gradually shrinking. Beyond Nigeria, West Africa is a winner too.

  • 8-April-2015

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    Development aid stable in 2014 but flows to poorest countries still falling

    Development aid flows were stable in 2014, after hitting an all-time high in 2013, but aid to the poorest countries continued to fall, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

  • 7-April-2015

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    A win for the planet is a win for people

    The fates of humanity and of the environment are two sides of the same coin. That is why we must focus increasingly on not just development but sustainable development. To do that, we need to form global coalitions to work for progress on a range of challenges.

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