Publications & Documents


  • 3-December-2010

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    Middle class in Latin America economically vulnerable

    Even though the growing middle class in Latin America is becoming an engine of economic progress, it remains economically vulnerable when compared with high income OECD countries, according to the OECD Development Centre’s Latin American Economic Outlook 2010.

  • 29-November-2010

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    Handbook on Contracting Out Government Functions and Services in Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

    The contracting out of government functions and services to external providers is an established practice in many developed and developing countries. On the one hand, it can offer essential support to states that have to deliver basic services urgently; on the other, it risks bypassing governments and undermining their long-term recovery. The OECD’s Partnership for Democratic Governance was formed in 2007 to gather evidence on this issue.

    This handbook does not take a view for or against contracting out; nor is it a technical manual. The handbook is for field practitioners and government policy makers in countries that are either emerging from conflict or are otherwise considered to be fragile. Its aim is to help them make more informed choices about the types of contracting that are best suited to their country. It is a tool to assess whether contracting out might be a possible way forward – either temporarily or over a longer period of time – for delivering a core service (such as basic education, healthcare, water and sanitation) or a government function (such as managing public finances and human resources). The handbook illustrates these points with the aid of case studies ranging from Afghanistan to Haiti and Liberia.

  • 29-November-2010

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    Portugal (2010) DAC Peer Review - Main Findings and Recommendations

    Portugal will need to triple development assistance over the coming five years if it is to meet an EU target of giving 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to aid by 2015.

  • 26-November-2010

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    Evaluation Network member - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

    Details of the functions of the Project Evaluation Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Last updated 12 September 2013

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  • 25-November-2010

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    Jobs and tenders

    News and employment opportunities. Updated 25 November 2010

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  • 25-November-2010

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    Evaluation Network member - Japan, JICA

    Details of the functions of the JICA's Evaluation Unit. Updated on 25 November 2010.

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  • 25-November-2010

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    Investment Newsletter, November 2010, Issue 14

    This newsletter focuses on global international investment activity, G20 investment measures, state-controlled investors and immunity, investing in a low-carbon economy, boosting investment in agriculture, economic diversification in Africa, ending trade in conflict minerals, and more.

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  • 24-November-2010

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    Evaluation Network member - Luxembourg

    Evaluation Network member - Luxembourg

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  • 24-November-2010

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    Evaluation Network member - Spain

    Details the functions of the Spanish Agency for International Development Co-operation (AECID)e of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • 24-November-2010

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    Evaluation Network member - France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Details of the functions of the evaluation Unit of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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