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Summary of the Social Cohesion in Southeast Asia Experts' meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 July 2011: co-organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, King Prajadhipok’s Institute and the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand.
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Emerging from the work of the International Network on Conflict and Fragility, this booklet presents key definitions, messages and recommendations for armed violence reduction. The booklet was produced in collaboration with UNDP and the Geneva Declaration Secretariat.
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In this paper, we study political economy aspects and the policy making process of reforms in what we identify as the five critical steps through the “life cycle” of a policy reform: the Planning, Dialogue, Adoption, Implementation and Sustainability stages.
Newsletter highlights the latest evaluations of development programmes produced by members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), and other news for the evaluation community, from the DAC Evaluation Network.
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This note provides an overview of the main findings and conclusions from three recent joint evaluations in Mali, Tunisia and Zambia, testing a jointly developed methodology for evaluating budget support.
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The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness is an exercise in mutual accountability undertaken jointly by the UN Economic Commission for Africa and the OECD following a request of NEPAD Heads of State and Government in 2003. Its purpose is to assess what has been done by Africa and its development partners to deliver commitments in relation to development in Africa, what results have been achieved, and what the key future priorities are. It complements the self-assessments produced by each side to the partnership. The meeting of AU/ECA Finance Ministers in March 2011 reaffirmed the value of this exercise and asked for more regular reports to be produced. In response to this request, an interim 2011 report based on information available as at mid-April was published in May 2011. The main 2011 report follows the same structure as the interim and previous reports, divided into 4 main ‘clusters’ of issues covering: sustainable economic growth, investing in people, good governance and financing for development.
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Asian growth will moderate in the coming months as global uncertainty casts a shadow over Asian economies with deterioration in business and consumer sentiments and a negative reaction in financial markets. Asian countries need to be vigilant of macroeconomic management.
We have made significant progress promoting development but the levels of world poverty are still unacceptably high. What have we done right? Where have we failed? Where are we moving to in development cooperation? This report addresses these and many other crucial questions.