The Istanbul Trade and Development Symposium on LDCs, 10 & 11 May 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey.
This series of policy briefs provide an overview of key economic and development issues affecting Africa today.
More than 200 multilateral donors receive or serve as a channel for 40% of all aid. To help meet the challenge of ensuring effective and co-ordinated multilateral aid efforts, Multilateral Aid 2010 covers trends in and total use (core and non-core) of the multilateral system, with a special focus on trust funds from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank. It explores development perspectives of the climate change funding architecture and provides an overview of the response of multilaterals to the financial and economic crisis.
While the OECD’s annual Development Co-operation Report serves as a key reference for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid, the Multilateral Aid report – as the name implies – takes a specific look at trends in multilateral aid only.
This ICGLR-OECD-UN meeting focused on implementation of the OECD-UN due diligence recommendations for responsible mineral supply chains.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented in Beijing on 26 April 2011, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (in Spanish).
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Economists Christian Daude and Ángel Melguizo from the OECD Development Centre presented from a macroeconomic perspective the reaction of Latin American economies to the crisis side by side to pensions and informality in Latin America.
The working group meeting on due diligence in the gold supply chain discussed specific due diligence recommendations tailored to the various actors in the gold supply chain.
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The OECD’s 50th Anniversary is an opportunity to reaffirm what we stand for and what we are about. After 50 years, our objective is and remains to help member and partner country’s governments to formulate and implement better policies for better lives.
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This booklet celebrates 50 years of the OECD’s statistics on aid and other flows to developing countries. Compiled under the guidance of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), these statistics are the basis of practically all international comparisons of aid volume. They are relied on by governments, NGOs, the media, researchers and students as a key source of information on the volume and quality of aid.
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Capital spending in Africa could be 50% higher if government institutions had the capacity to spend all allocated resources. Although capital budgets fall short of actual needs, countries can gain much by improving the effectiveness of public investment and policies for infrastructure.