Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.
One of the important lessons of the past two decades has been the pivotal role of innovation in economic development. The build-up of innovation capacities has played a central role in the growth dynamics of successful developing countries. Ongoing work at the OECD analyses innovation for development around a number of specific themes.
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Agenda: Regional development in emerging and developing economies: challenges and policy options
Seminar organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Policy Dialogue on “Regional Development in Emerging and Developing Economies: Challenges and Policy Options”
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This report reviews the Korean experience in fostering industrialisation and technological catching up, highlighting the reforms and policies that have been put in place to address regional development.
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The fourth edition of the International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean provided the opportunity to discuss how the region can engage reforms in favour of competitiveness, productivity and inclusive growth, and embrace the full potential of its newly acquired strength and stability.
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Growing together: Economic Integration for an Inclusive and Sustainable Asia-Pacific Century
What is Country programmable aid (CPA) and why is it important? The answer to this and other frequently asked questions about country programmable aid can be found on this webpage.
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This paper presents development accounting exercises in Latin America using novel databases and methods to investigate the robustness of its results. It also highlights the heterogeneity among countries in the region and discusses alternative ways to link macroeconomic benchmarking to policies.
Over the period 2006 to 2010 capacity development was treated as a special topic in a total of 19 peer reviews in recognition of its increasing importance in development co-operation. In addition, how DAC members work to support capacity development in their partner countries has been discussed in many other peer reviews under the heading of aid effectiveness. This booklet draws out some common themes or lessons regarding capacity development from these peer reviews, including technical co-operation which is one of the main forms of DAC members’ assistance to partner countries. The lessons are focused on how DAC members can reform their technical co-operation and other practices to better support partners to develop their own capacity. The booklet includes examples of DAC members’ practices and experiences, and sketches out the challenges donors still face as they move towards better support for capacity development.