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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.
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Latin American Economic Outlook 2011 - Fiscal Policy and Social Contract presentation discussing the significant impact of the economic crisis on Latin America as presented at the Seventh Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network in Kingston, Jamaica.
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Paper prepared for the international conference on Social Cohesion and Development Paris 20-21 January 2011
Hamlet Gutierrez presented the 2011 Latin American Economic Outlook in the VII Meeting of the Budgeting for Results Network, that took place in Kingston, Jamaica between 4-6 April 2011.
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The Latin American Economic Outlook 2011: How middle-class is Latin America? was presented by Carlos Alvarez in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on 9 March 2011, at the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (in Spanish).
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Women’s economic empowerment is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. At the same time, it is also a right. Learn more in this issues paper.
This roundtable looked at how investment policies can contribute to the recovery from the global crisis and improve the development prospects across Asia. It will also consider how the G20 Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth can promote private sector involvement and innovation.
Aid flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries totalled USD 129 billion in 2010, the highest level ever, and an increase of 6.5% over 2009. This represents about 0.32% of the combined gross national income (GNI) of DAC member countries.
From 1960 to the early 1990s, ODA flows from DAC member countries to developing countries rose steadily. By contrast, trends towards the long-standing commitment by donors to increase aid as a proportion of gross national income to 0.7% have quavered.
This year, for the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) includes in its aid data grants made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in global health.