Attending the UN summit on the Millenium Development Goals, Angel Gurría highlighted four priority issues for Africa: we need to complement Africa’s efforts in domestic resource mobilisation by an effective international action to tackle tax havens, illicit financial flows, bribery and corruption. We also need to re-double our efforts to drive forward multilateral trade liberalisation. We must direct aid to where the need is greatest
Equitable and efficient tax systems and administrations have an important role to play in securing domestic funding for development, according to Angel Gurría. He added that African policy makers need to reform tax systems and generate revenues, to complement external sources of financing, such as official development assistance, remittances and foreign direct investment.
Policy Statement on Integrating Biodiversity and Associated Ecosystem Services into Development Co-operation outlines 30 key actions that international donors can undertake to halt to loss of biodiversity associated ecosystems.
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Call for Papers: Social Cohesion Conference
This note gives guidance on the process for preparing Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Peer Reviews. It is for the use of all parties involved in the review - the reviewed member, the examiners and the DAC Secretariat.
The concept of "green growth" offers real opportunities for more inclusive growth in developing countries while protecting the environment.
Read about OECD efforts to help governments improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets in the wake of the global economic crisis.
The Development Assistance Committee (DAC) is helping to tackle the challenge of how poorer countries can benefit more from trade and jointly with the WTO OECD will review self-assessment questionnaires sent to donors and partner countries.
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Many indicators suggested that Latin America has faced the crisis in a much better macroeconomic position that in the past. Is Latin America’s new resilience a permanent change?
Aid for trade increases exports, creates jobs, boosts long-term economic growth and reduces poverty. Aid for trade increased 60% of the past 7 years, to USD 40 billion in 2009. The share to Africa and the Americas is growing fast, but dropping to Asia, Europe and Oceania.