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  • 30-May-2017

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    Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines

    Interrelations between Public Policies, Migration and Development in the Philippines is the result of a project carried out by the Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC) and the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and with support from the European Union. The project aimed to provide policy makers with evidence on the way migration influences specific sectors – the labour market, agriculture, education and investment and financial services – and, in turn, how sectoral policies affect migration. The report addresses three dimensions of the migration cycle that have become an important part of the country's social and economic contexts: emigration, remittances and return.

    The results of the empirical work confirm that even though migration contributes to the development of the Philippines, the potential of migration is not fully exploited. One explanation is that, despite its advancement in understanding the link between migration and development which is reflected in the Philippine Development Plan, not all policy makers in the Philippines take migration sufficiently into account in their respective policy areas. The Philippines therefore needs to adopt a more coherent policy agenda and better integrate migration into their sectoral strategies to enhance the contribution of migration to development in the country.

  • 29-May-2017

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    Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017 - Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity

    With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, all nations committed to a set of universal, integrated and transformational goals and targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Translating the new vision of the SDGs into action is a major challenge. This year, Ministers will gather at the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations to take stock of progress, with a particular focus on eradicating poverty and enhancing prosperity in a changing world.

    Against this backdrop, Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017 seeks to inform policy making by showing how a policy coherence lens can support implementation efforts, drawing on OECD evidence and analysis. It identifies challenges and good institutional practices for enhancing policy coherence in SDG implementation, drawing on the experience of the early implementers of the SDGs.

    The report introduces eight building blocks for policy coherence for sustainable development as well as a conceptual “coherence monitor” to track progress on policy coherence. It also includes an analysis of the nine OECD countries’ voluntary national reviews which were presented at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Korea, Switzerland and Turkey).
     

  • 27-May-2017

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    G7 Leaders’ Summit: the role of innovation as a driver of growth and development in Africa

    I'm delighted to be with you today to shine the spotlight on people-centred innovation and what that means for growth and development in Africa.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Zimbabwe African Economic Outlook 2017

    In 2016, Zimbabwe’s growth more than halved to 0.5% from 1.1% in 2015. The government responded to the challenging environment by instituting a raft of measures including a temporary ban on imports, issuance of bond notes and introduction of a command agriculture system.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Zambia African Economic Outlook 2017

    Although the next twelve months look more promising, Zambia faced economic challenges in 2016 following another year of low copper prices and crippling electricity supply deficits affecting economic activity. The new government took office in September 2016 and has started implementing its economic reform programme that aspires to expand growth and restore budget credibility while reducing the fiscal deficit.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Uganda African Economic Outlook 2017

    Growth in the Ugandan economy slowed down to 4.8% in 2016 from 5.5% the previous year but is projected to rebound strongly in 2017 to 5.1% and expand further to 5.8% the following year. Uganda has made limited progress in improving human development but the National Development Plan (NDP II) envisages significant investments that could contribute to increased human capital development.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Tunisia African Economic Outlook 2017

    Real GDP growth rate of 1.0% was lower than the 2.6% predicted in the 2016 budget but is projected to increase with accelerated implementation of the 2016-20 strategic development (PSD. The new administration elected on 31 August 2016 called for reforms to be intensified.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Togo African Economic Outlook 2017

    Togo’s economy slowed to 5% growth in 2016 from 5.3% in 2015, due to lower government investment and less port activity. The government’s 2017-19 economic programme aims to reduce public debt from 76% of GDP in 2016 to 56.4% by 2021. The government is raising money for a 2016-18 industrial programme to boost agroindustry and set up an entrepreneur fund.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Tanzania African Economic Outlook 2017

    Growth in real GDP is estimated at 7.2% in 2016 with the same rate projected for 2017, driven mainly by strong performance in industry, construction, services, and information and communication sectors. Fiscal position has remained healthy and ongoing efforts by the government to improve revenue mobilisation as well as efficiency in public spending will help in maintaining the good performance.

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  • 24-May-2017

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    Swaziland African Economic Outlook 2017

    Economic growth remains subdued and is estimated to have slowed down in 2016 to -0.6%, mainly due to two factors, severe drought and fiscal pressures; while prospects will be sluggish in 2017 and 2018. The political scene has continued to be relatively stable since the September 2013 elections, but the country’s ranking in participation and human rights remains low.

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