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Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
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Registration form to attend the 2010 NONIE Conference in Bonn, Germany 29-30 March.
OECD Investment Policy Perspectives focuses on multidisciplinary empirical and analytical research of practical relevance for the global investment policy community.
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Institutional features and policy practices of investment guarantee programmes - institutional features of the public and private segments of the political risk insurance market - issues of potential relevance for the investment policy community.
Typically, international investment projects for which such insurance is sought are located in developing countries. In recent years, the value of investment guarantees has averaged about
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The Poverty Reduction and Social Development team of the OECD Development Centre is organising several exciting events in 2009, including the launch of the GID Database 2009 and the flagship report on "Informal is Normal - Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries".
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This is one in a series of Advisory Notes that supplement the OECD DAC Good Practice Guidance on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). It discusses how to integrate the consideration of ecosystem services into SEAs of policies, plans and programmes (PPPs) at various levels.
The conference will be based on presentations of available data on migration trends of the various regions of origin underlining the specificities of the PCD issues. It will provide a political space for exchange of views and experiences on topics related to migration policies and their development dimension in migrants' countries of origin. Debates among parliamentarians will be introduced by High Level keynote speakers and experts.
Norway committed USD 3.7 billion to development assistance in 2007, a substantial increase over the previous year. It now gives the world’s highest level of official development assistance as a percentage of gross national income (0.95%).
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This report compiles papers prepared for the NEPAD-OECD Expert Roundtable in Kampala on 11 December 2008, specifically: how to increase sound private investment in Africa's road infrastructure; an overview of regional road infrastructure projects in the East African Community; emerging public and sovereign fund investors in Africa's infrastructure; and, engaging the private sector in African infrastructure.