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.
7th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean / Innovation Policy in Panama / Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration - Costa Rica
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
This year’s Forum, to take place in Paris, offers a timely opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to reflect upon the implications of the post-2015 development agenda and the role of different actors and tools in mobilising desired levels of financing.
New global trend such as jobless growth, a rising youth population and resource scarcity threaten to undo much of the progress of recent decades in securing people’s ability to make a living, according to a new report by the OECD Development Centre launched in Paris today at the OECD Global Forum on Development.
The OECD Development Centre will publish its Securing Livelihoods for All, Foresight for Action report on Tuesday 31 March 2015. The publication outlines the status of livelihoods today and explores how they could be impacted by emerging trends in the economy, technology, demography, environment, security and governance in the future using a foresight approach to develop five possible livelihood landscapes for the world in 2030.