This Workshop took place just weeks after the UN Sustainable Development Summit and adoption of the SDGs. It was held on 23 October, back-to-back with the 2015 Annual Meeting of the OECD Development Communications Network (DevCom), which brings together the communication teams of bilateral and multilateral development organisations.
Created in 1988, the OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) is the only international forum where donors discuss issues and co-ordinate their strategies to inform and influence public opinion to enhance awareness and public support for development co-operation.
DevCom provides a unique platform for the exchange of knowledge and lessons among development communication practitioners and the heads of communication and public information from DAC member agencies and ministries, as well as multilateral organisations and institutions.
Based on recent trends, many middle-income countries are not growing fast enough to reach average income levels in the OECD countries by 2050. This includes several lower middle-income countries – such as India, Indonesia and Viet Nam – but also countries in the upper middle-income bracket, such as Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and South Africa, said OECD Secretary-General.
Perspectives on Global Development 2014 - Boosting productivity to meet the middle-income challenge
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Perspectives on Global Development 2013 - the 60-second guide
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Shifting wealth and the new world economy - Channels of shifting wealth - The new productive landscape and the renewed interest of developing countries in industrial policy - Emerging issues in implementing industrial policy in developing economies - Upgrading skills for current and future needs - Mobilising financial resources - Bridging infrastructure gaps - The political economy of industrial policies
To sustain future growth, many developing countries are exploring new opportunities through industrial policies to move up value chains, attract foreign direct investment (FDI), increase South-South trade, and tap new markets created by the emerging middle class, said OECD Secretary-General.
Perspectives on Global Development 2013 - Industrial Policies in a changing world. Shifting up a gear
Economic growth has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. However, there is increasing evidence that many of these people did not move up to the middle classes but into an intermediate state of “vulnerability”. Poverty continues to affect millions of people around the world, said OECD Secretary-General.