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THIS QUARTER IN ASIA - Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs), Vol.11 - April – July 2013
Aid for Trade is helping developing countries reduce trade costs, improve competitiveness and plug into the regional and global value chains that are increasingly important to the world economy, but much more can be done, according to a new joint report from OECD and the WTO.
France’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) was USD 12.1 billion in 2012, making it the 4th largest member of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee in terms of the volume of aid. However, this represents 0.46% of French Gross National Income (GNI) – below France’s international commitment. The review recommends that France plan to reach the 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio as soon as possible.
The OECD Strategy on Development is a corporate framework that will guide the Organisation’s contribution to development in the years to come. Its overall objective is to strengthen OECD’s contributions to higher and more inclusive growth in the widest array of countries.
Perspectives on Global Development 2014 - Boosting productivity to meet the middle-income challenge
The purpose of this OECD Study is to provide the aid-for-trade community with good practices in designing and introducing results frameworks for aid-for-trade projects, and programmes based on country-defined quantifiable targets and a menu of limited number of indicators to measure performance (i.e. outcomes and impacts). We have prepared case studies focusing on Bangladesh, Colombia, Ghana, Rwanda, Solomon Islands and Vietnam.
The OECD-AMRO Joint Asian Regional Roundtable is a platform for collaboration between AMRO and the OECD to exchange views and strengthen policy dialogue on near-term macroeconomic as well as medium-term structural policies at the regional level.
AEO 2013: Africa’s resources are an opportunity, not a curse / LAC Forum 2013 sparks high-level reflection on competitiveness and structural change / Launch of the Perspectives on Global Development 2013 in Madrid / How cohesive is Vietnamese society?
With 7 billion people in the world today and 9 billion by 2050, we must invest in development that will meet the growing demands for food, water and energy. The new OECD publication Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development suggests that these investments could define a path for inclusive growth and sustainable development by focusing on people’s needs and prospects while respecting the environment.
This publication explains why green growth is vital to secure a more sustainable future for developing countries. Covering 74 policies and measures from 37 countries and 5 regional initiatives, this publication outlines an action-oriented twin-track agenda to guide national and international policies and practices to successfully tackle green growth.