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  • 12-April-2016

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    Latin American and Caribbean Competition Forum

    The 2016 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Mexico City, on 12-13 April. Discussions will focus on disruptive innovation, leniency programmes and promoting effective competition in public procurement.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Building a GPS for the SDGs: The OECD’s data response to the SDGs

    World leaders have endorsed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These comprise some 169 targets in fields ranging from poverty and hunger to equality and climate action to peace and justice. To know where we are starting from, whether we’re making progress, and what we need to improve, we will need good data for governments to make evidence-based decisions and for citizens to hold them to account.

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  • 6-April-2016

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    Food Security and the Sustainable Development Goals - OECD Insights blog

    The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a significant number of interconnected objectives related to agriculture and food.

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  • 5-April-2016

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    PARIS21 Annual Meetings 2016: Partnering for Progress - Building Statistical Systems That Get Us to 2030

    The PARIS21 Annual Meetings fall shortly after the UN Statistical Commission where we expect to agree on an indicator framework for measuring the SDGs. This year we have organised a “tradeshow” where various partners can showcase and present their existing or new projects and initiatives that contribute to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    Global Forum on Development 2016

    The OECD will convene the 2016 edition of its Global Forum on Development on the theme of "From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing", on 31 March 2016 in Paris.

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  • 29-March-2016

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    The SDGs are here… Now what?

    We face the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a world faced with multiple and diverse forms of crisis. What do the SDGs mean for countries where families have to flee their homes to escape conflict, where rising sea levels threaten lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, and where economies are devastated by the impact of epidemics or terrorism?

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  • 18-March-2016

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    Urbanisation Dynamics in West Africa 1950–2010 - Africapolis I, 2015 Update

    Since 1950, the number of urban agglomerations in West Africa increased from 152 to almost 2 000, and today towns and cities are home to 41% of the region’s total population. Cities and their inhabitants are increasingly shaping West Africa’s economic, political and social landscape. Yet there is little up-to-date data available for analysis and the formulation of development policy at the local, national and regional levels.

    Africapolis, a comprehensive and homogenous dataset on urbanisation, is a significant step towards closing this data gap. The 2015 update covers 17 West African countries spanning the period 1950 to 2010. Its original methodology combines demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery to provide population estimates and geolocation at the level of individual agglomerations. The morphological approach adopted by Africapolis helps identify territorial transformation processes which are at the core of West Africa’s complex urbanisation dynamics and can be observed at several levels: metropolises, secondary cities, the merging of villages and the formation of conurbations.

    The identification of cities with fewer than 100 000 inhabitants is a major contribution of Africapolis – 90% of West Africa’s cities, or a combined population of 45 million people, fall into this category – a figure which underscores the important role of small cities within the urban system. This edition also includes new measurements of urbanisation in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, constituting the most complete dataset on urbanisation dynamics in this country to date.

  • 16-March-2016

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    Latin America and the Caribbean: Tax revenues rise slightly but remain well below OECD levels

    Despite a continuing slowdown in economic growth, tax revenues in Latin American and Caribbean countries rose slightly in 2014, as a proportion of national incomes, according to new data from the annual Revenue Statistics in Latin America and the Caribbean publication.

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  • 4-March-2016

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    Spain needs to fulfil its commitment to reverse decline in development aid

    Spain’s gradual economic recovery should enable it to start reversing the sharp decline in its development assistance since 2010 and focus more of its aid budget on the neediest countries, according to an OECD Review.

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  • 2-March-2016

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    DAC High Level Meeting

    The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) convened a High Level Meeting (HLM) from 18-19 February 2016 in Paris.

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