Publications & Documents


  • 30-September-2011

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    Development Resources Beyond the Current Reach of the Paris Declaration FR

    This independent study was commissioned by the Secretariat for the Evaluation of the Paris Declaration as a background contribution to the work of the second phase and the Synthesis of the Evaluation.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Better Policies for Development - Recommendations for Policy Coherence

    This report examines the ways in which wider policies can be use to support our common development objectives. It focuses on areas requiring collective action by the entire international community, and complements the OECD’s continuing work on aid effectiveness and monitoring aid flows.

    It starts from two premises. First, policies ranging from trade and investment to tax and fiscal transparency, corporate governance, climate change, resource security and social policy have a profound impact on the prospects for achieving sustainable development. Second, whilst these require action by national governments and regional organisations in both developed and developing countries, in today’s interconnected world they also require collective action by the entire international community.

    The report covers 18 development policy topics divided into four broad categories: sustainable economic growth, economic governance, the environment and natural resource security, and society. Together these reflect the OECD’s mission to promote better policies for better lives.

  • 28-September-2011

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    Netherlands - DAC Peer Review of Development Co-operation

    The Netherlands is one of only five DAC members to have achieved the United Nations (UN) target of allocating 0.7% of its national income as official development assistance (ODA). Since 1975 it has surpassed this target every year.

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  • 26-September-2011

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  • 23-September-2011

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    DEV Working Paper No. 303: Sovereign Wealth Funds as Investors in Africa: Opportunities and Barriers

    Based on historical databases on SWFs’ transactions, this paper shows that SWFs can facilitate up to 50% of the investment needs in infrastructure in Africa over the next decade. However, there are specific barriers to SWF investments, both in the short and longer term.

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  • 20-September-2011

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    2011 Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration

    When developed and developing countries committed themselves to the 2005 Paris Declaration principles for achieving more effective aid, they agreed not only to a set of principles, but also to meeting a set of measurable targets by 2010.

  • 16-September-2011

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    Investing in Security - A Global Assessment of Armed Violence Reduction Initiatives

    Conservative estimates indicate that at least 740 000 men, women, youth and children die each year as a result of armed violence, most of them in low- and medium-income settings. The majority of these deaths occur in situations other than war, though armed conflicts continue to generate a high incidence of casualties.   Approaches to preventing and reducing these deaths and related suffering are becoming increasingly important on the international agenda. In spite of the global preoccupation with the costs and consequences of armed violence, comparatively little evidence exists about how to stem its risks and effects. Virtually no information is available on Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention interventions, much less their effectiveness.

    This publication aims to fill this gap. It seeks to generate more understanding of what works and what does not, to stimulate further evaluation and to contribute to more effective and efficient policies and programmes.

    A large-scale mapping of Armed Violence Reduction and Prevention activities around the world form the basis of analysis, focusing primarily on programming trends in six countries – Brazil, Burundi, Colombia, Liberia, South Africa and Timor-Leste. These countries represent the very different programming contexts – from high rates of urban criminal violence to protracted post-conflict insecurity – in which development practitioners are currently engaged.

    While offering new data and analysis, this assessment builds directly on the 2009 publication Armed Violence Reduction: Enabling Development.

  • 15-September-2011

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    Presentation_How weak is stabilization from the Personal Income Tax in Latin America?_Bogota

    How weak is stabilization from the Personal Income Tax in Latin America? An analysis based on household surveys

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  • 15-September-2011

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    2011 Report on International Engagement in Fragile States: Republic of South Sudan

    The second survey of the Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations provides evidence of the quality of international engagement in 13 countries. This chapter was drafted on the basis of a consultation held in Juba and complementary interviews.

  • 15-September-2011

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    2009 Monitoring Survey of the Fragile States Principles

    The 2009 Monitoring Report synthesises main findings and recommendations from across six countries, providing evidence from the ground of what works and what doesn't.

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