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Working effectively in fragile states requires donor countries to adopt a ‘whole of government’approach (WGA).This study assesses existing WGAs, drawing upon recent experiences of a number of OECD countries in fragile states.
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The third OECD Roundtable on Freedom of Investment, National Security and “Strategic” Industries took place in Paris on 6 December 2006. This document by the OECD Secretariat summarises findings from the discussions so far.
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Final data on aid flows in 2005 reveal that underlying aid flows to the poorest countries in sub-Saharan Africa have stalled. Official development assistance from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee, which groups the world’s major donors, reached USD 106.8 billion in 2005, a record high. But USD 22.7 billion of this was for debt relief, mostly for Iraq and Nigeria. Official humanitarian aid also rose (to USD 8.7
The Development Dimension series brings together analyses of development-related challenges across policies in topics.by topic. By systematically taking the development dimension of member country policies into account, OECD analysis and dialogue can help change behavior in support of development in an ever more integrated, interdependent global economy.
This guidance explains the benefits of using strategic environmental assessment in development co-operation and sets out key steps for its application based on recent experiences.
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.
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This speech focuses on the role played by FDI in the internationalisation of SMEs and the obstacles limiting this process, as well as the implications for international investment policy and how OECD work on investment helps SMEs to thrive. It was delivered on the occasion of the OECD-APEC Global Conference for the Removal of Barriers to SME Access to International Markets which took place in Athens on 8 November 2006,
Istanbul, Turkey, 6-7 November 2006: The 2006 Global Forum on International Investment focused on international investor participation in infrastructure and investment policy using the Policy Framework for Investment.
This Roundtable discussed Turkey’s recent experience with strategies for enhancing the enabling environment for investment, focusing on the relevant aspects of regulatory reform and their impact on the investment climate.
This booklet is a practical guide for managers of joint evaluations of developmentassistance programmes. It reflects the evolution of development co-operationtowards broader partnerships and, specifi cally, joint evaluations undertaken withthe participation of developing country partners.