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  • 11-February-2014

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    Media advisory presentations of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2014 (Paris, Madrid and Santo Domingo) and OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 ( Santo Domingo)

    The OECD Development Centre’s Americas experts will present key findings from their two flagship reports the Latin American Economic Outlook and the OECD Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014 on Tuesday 18 February 2014 in Paris and in Santo Domingo, and on Wednesday 19 February 2014 in Madrid.

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  • 11-February-2014

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    Switzerland on track to meet aid targets; should play greater leadership role

    Switzerland provided USD 3 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.45% of its gross national income (GNI), in line with its goal to reach 0.5% of GNI by 2015.

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  • 6-February-2014

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    Donors doing too little to strengthen domestic revenues in fragile states, OECD says

    International donors are not doing enough to help fragile states increase their domestic revenue, according to a new OECD report that shows only a tiny fraction of development aid goes into programmes to improve tax collection.

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  • 6-February-2014

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    Donors doing too little to strengthen domestic revenues in fragile states, OECD says

    International donors are not doing enough to help fragile states increase their domestic revenue, according to a new OECD report that shows only a tiny fraction of development aid goes into programmes to improve tax collection.

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  • 4-February-2014

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    DEV Working Paper No. 322: “Doctoring the ball”: The political economy of tax incentives for investment in the Dominican Republic

    This working paper contributes to the understanding of the use of investment tax incentives, which are widely used in developing countries to foster investment and competitiveness, not always with the desired outcomes. In particular in Central America and the Caribbean, competition to attract foreign direct investment has lead towards a significant erosion of the tax base in many countries.

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  • 23-January-2014

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    Online discussion “Data Gaps on Gender Equality” from Monday 27 January until 14 February

    The discussion will be focusing on a different theme for data gaps as follows: the socio-economic empowerment of women, violence against women and the civic and political participation of women.

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  • 15-January-2014

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    Development Centre Newsletter - January 2014

    Rural development policies: New OECD comparative study takes a closer look at the Korean experience / Inaugural Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-Based Development / Launch of the Revenue Statistics in Latin America 2014

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  • 13-January-2014

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    Norway high up the aid donor table but could improve allocation

    Norway gave USD 4.8 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2012, or 0.93 percent of its gross national income (GNI). That made it the third most-generous member in terms of its ODA/GNI ratio of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups major donors.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries: Measuring OECD Responses

    Strengthening OECD firewalls can only do so much to combat a phenomenon which thrives on weak governance. This report highlights that donor agencies can support this goal through their central role in linking OECD and developing countries, and using their aid to support governments willing to tackle these issues.

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  • 18-December-2013

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    Fishing for Tomorrow: Managing fisheries for sustainable development

    The fishery sector contributes to development and growth in many countries, playing an important role for food security and nutrition, poverty reduction, employment and trade.

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