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  • 14-May-2013

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    Development Centre Newsletter - May

    Industrial policies for a sustainable and inclusive growth - Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms - LAC FORUM 2013: What are the challenges ahead for Latin America and its SMEs? - Foundations: innovation and risk-taking as key features of the post 2015 agenda

  • 6-May-2013

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    Australia: Can deliver a growing aid budget effectively and efficiently

    Australia delivered USD 5.44 billion in official development assistance (ODA) last year, or 0.36% of its gross national income. It is the eighth most generous country in the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups the world’s major donors. Australia’s goal is to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2017 – a goal the DAC encourages it to follow through on, given its good track record and relatively strong economy.

  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 317: Opening the black box of contract renegotiations: An analysis of road concessions in Chile, Colombia and Peru

    This paper reviews road concession programmes in Chile, Colombia and Peru over the period 1993-2010 and analyses how their shortcomings have resulted in large extra fiscal costs. Weak State institutions, unclear legislation and deficient contract design have allowed for frequent and costly renegotiation of road concessions.

  • 6-May-2013

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    DEV Working Paper No. 316: The politics of transport infrastructure policies in Colombia

    This joint work by the OECD Development Centre and Fedesarrollo focuses on the policy making process of transport infrastructure in Colombia for the period 2002-10. It identifies the main bottlenecks to be improved in the implementation of public policies in the main phases of the transport infrastructure policy cycle, namely planning, budgeting, execution (i.e. new investment and maintenance), and monitoring and evaluation.

  • 30-April-2013

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    Growth is not enough

    Brazil’s labour leaders have long argued against pursuing economic growth for its own sake. What matters most, they believe, is not the size of the economic pie but how it’s carved up. In recent years, calls for social justice have increasingly informed policy in Brazil, bringing about a veritable “revolution” in the economy.

  • 24-April-2013

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    Asia’s Challenges

    The forces driving Asia’s rapid growth–new technology, globalisation, and market-oriented reform–are also fuelling rising inequality. Some income divergence is inevitable in times of fast economic development, but that shouldn’t make for complacency, especially in the face of rising inequality in people’s opportunities to develop their human capital and income-earning capacity.

  • 24-April-2013

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    Workshop on Evaluating Support to Private Sector Development

    This day-long workshop will bring together the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation, along with other key actors and development finance institutions, to share experiences on evaluating private sector-oriented development co-operation.

  • 20-April-2013

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    Written Statement to the Joint IMF-World Bank Development Committee - April 2013

    The OECD is calling for a new development framework in this statement to the Joint IMF-World Bank Development Committee.

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  • 8-April-2013

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    Trusting in crowds

    “Crowdsourcing” pools the strength of the many to perform complex tasks–everything from funding a film to sequencing DNA. At its heart is trust–not a blanket belief in great institutions, but rather the confidence between individuals that each will do the right thing. Its power is being increasingly felt today, even in the world of international development.

  • 4-April-2013

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    Innovative Approaches to Poverty Reduction, Social Cohesion and Progress in a Post-2015 World

    Economic growth has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. However, there is increasing evidence that many of these people did not move up to the middle classes but into an intermediate state of “vulnerability”. Poverty continues to affect millions of people around the world, said OECD Secretary-General.

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