Publications & Documents


  • 1-April-2016

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    A New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21st Century - A Toolkit for Developing Countries

    Three billion people live in rural areas in developing countries. Conditions for them are worse than for their urban counterparts when measured by almost any development indicator, from extreme poverty, to child mortality and access to electricity and sanitation. And the gulf is widening, contributing to large-scale migration to urban areas. This situation exists despite half a century of rural development theories and approaches, and despite the global momentum built around the Millennium Development Goals between 2000 and 2015. Without greater progress on rural development, it is unlikely that the new Sustainable Development Goals will be met. This book calls for a new paradigm for rural development that is equipped to meet the challenges and harness the opportunities of the 21st century – including climate change, demographic shifts, international competition and fast-moving technological change.

  • 31-March-2016

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    Global Forum on Development 2016

    The OECD will convene the 2016 edition of its Global Forum on Development on the theme of "From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing", on 31 March 2016 in Paris.

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  • 31-March-2016

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    2016 Global Forum on Development opening remarks

    This year’s Forum will allow us to join forces and discuss ways in which we can make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality. Policies, data and finance are key for the SDG implementation agenda.

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  • 30-March-2016

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    2016 OECD Global Forum on Development : From commitment to implementation of the SDGs: better policies, data and financing are key

    While world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for SDGs at the United Nations in 2015, 2016 marks the start of implementation. Some 800 weeks are left to lift 800 million people out of poverty. Achieving this and the ambitious SDGs by 2030 will require bold leadership and effective governments together with new ideas and tools to advance simultaneously on the social, economic and environmental fronts.

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  • 29-March-2016

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    The SDGs are here… Now what?

    We face the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a world faced with multiple and diverse forms of crisis. What do the SDGs mean for countries where families have to flee their homes to escape conflict, where rising sea levels threaten lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, and where economies are devastated by the impact of epidemics or terrorism?

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  • 28-March-2016

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    The Sustainable Development Goals: A Duty and an Opportunity - OECD Insights

    The Sustainable Development Goals are universal, multi-dimensional, and ambitious. To achieve them we need an integrated framework that promotes a growth path that respects the environment, and whose benefits are shared by all, not only by the privileged few.

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  • 20-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: China’s economic growth and reform in the new Five-Year Plan

    We stand together at a critical juncture. Following three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is transitioning to a more stable and sustainable growth path – the “New Normal”.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

    This year’s Outlook focuses specifically on China and Latin America as development partners in transition. Despite their geographic distance, China and Latin America are closely connected through trade and financial ties. China is now the region’s second largest import source and third largest export destination, and the largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Linking global value chains - A new trade regime

    I look forward to discussing with you how China can harness the potential of GVCs to boost global trade and deliver more sustainable, inclusive, and greener growth.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the OECD-DRC project for a greener future for China’s industrial sector

    The OECD will draw on its multidisciplinary expertise, data, and tools – along with our ground-breaking work on climate finance, fossil fuel subsidy reform, measuring effective carbon prices, and policy alignment for a low-carbon economy – to deliver timely and evidence-based insights for this project, which has four main objectives.

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