Developing Asia is forecast to grow by 7.2% in 2011, 6.9% in 2012 and 7.3% in 2013. The greatest risk to Asia’s outlook is the continued uncertainty in Europe’s sovereign debt problems. Raising living standards and reducing poverty should be a priority in the years to come.
Increased domestic resource mobilization is widely accepted as crucial for countries to successfully meet the challenges of development and achieve higher living standards for all their people.
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This paper studies sources of technological upgrading in China and India. What is striking about the impressive growth of China and (to a lesser degree) India is that they export products associated with a high productivity level that is much higher than a country at their income level. China’s export bundle has changed dramatically, diversifying into technology intensive products.
Though the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending in the past year, including to development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled since 2003. Spain still has plans to meet the international target of committing 0.7% of its gross national income to development aid.
"Fifteen years of co-operation between the OECD and Korea are only a start of what I believe will be a long and mutually beneficial journey.", said Mr Gurría at the OECD-Korea celebration event.
The DAC Network on Development Evaluation promotes joint evaluations as a tool for mutual accountability and learning. In order to enhance transparency and facilitate collaboration, members of the Network have agreed to systematically share future evaluation plans. The Network has served as the coordinating hub for major international joint evaluations.