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This briefing paper was prepared jointly by the APF Support Unit and the NEPAD Secretariat. The policy messages were drawn from “Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa”, a paper presented to the Meeting of the Africa Partnership Forum in Berlin, in May 2007.
This year’s peer review of Canada’s development co-operation programme highlights Canada’s renewed commitment to Africa; a promising approach toward fragile states, such as Haiti and Afghanistan; initiatives to make Canadian aid more effective, focusing on accountability and explaining results to the Canadian public and parliament; and strong commitment to good humanitarian donorship (GHD). Canada still faces some challenges,
Policy Coherence for Development 2009 will cover as a main theme Employment and Social Protection. The project’s aim is to assemble new empirical insights and analyse policies regarding labour markets, vulnerability and social insurance, focusing in particularly on informal employment.
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Principios para el compromiso internacional en Estados frágiles y en situaciones de fragilidad
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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa outlines his views on current challenges facing the international investment policy community in the introductory chapter of the 2007 edition of International Investment Perspectives.
In July 2007, Egypt became the 40th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The adherents to the Declaration commit to providing national treatment to foreign investors and promoting responsible international business conduct. During this process, Egypt undertook a thorough review by OECD members of its international investment policies using the Policy Framework for
Migration can benefit all parties involved: migrant-sending countries, migrant-receiving countries and the migrants themselves. Find out more in Gaining from Migration: Towards a New Mobility System.
Conventional wisdom suggests that "brain drain" from poor to rich countries threatens development. However, developing countries could even benefit from high-skill migration.
Jointly organised by the OECD and China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), this seminar on took place on 9 September 2007, in Xiamen, China, on the occasion of the 11th China International Fair for Investment and Trade.
Using the Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems countries benchmarked their systems against internationally recognised best practices. These reports document progress towards better public procurement systems