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Economic growth has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. However, there is increasing evidence that many of these people did not move up to the middle classes but into an intermediate state of “vulnerability”. Poverty continues to affect millions of people around the world, said OECD Secretary-General.
In a large majority of OECD countries, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased during the three decades prior to the crisis. Inequalities have also been growing in many emerging economies and developing countries, despite their fast growth over the last years, said OECD Secretary-General.
2013 Global Forum on Development: Innovative approaches to poverty reduction, social cohesion and progress in the post 2015 world
Development aid fell by 4% in real terms in 2012, following a 2% fall in 2011. The continuing financial crisis and euro zone turmoil has led several governments to tighten their budgets, which has had a direct impact on aid to poor countries. There is also a noticeable shift in aid away from the poorest countries and towards middle-income countries. A moderate recovery in aid levels is expected in 2013.
The Development Assistance Committee Statistical Reporting Directives are designed to help statistical correspondents complete the DAC Questionnaire.
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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has completed its Development Effectiveness Review of the Asian Development Bank.
Second Development Lecture in Honour of Angus Maddison by François Bourguignon “Tackling inequalities: at the heart of the post-2015 agenda?”
These guidelines provide reporters with general principles and examples for reporting CRS/DAC in converged format CRS++ format. The format is available in Excel.
The NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of African countries to design and implement reforms that improve their business climate and raise the profile of Africa as an investment destination.