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Italy has raised its foreign aid contributions and its future targets, reversing a trend of falling development assistance, and now needs to improve the way it manages its development programmes, according to a new OECD review.
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Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.
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Summary record of the network's 16th meeting
This publication provides comprehensive data on the volume, origin and types of aid and other resource flows to around 150 developing countries.
The migration of women is a growing phenomenon in most countries. About half of all international migrants are women, according to OECD data.
Over the years, the body of knowledge on the participation of highly skilled women to migration flows has increased but despite this growing knowledge, there is low visibility of research findings for policy makers and multilateral organizations.
Addressing the “unfinished business” of the MDGs for women and girls will require a strong post-2015 framework that places a high priority on achieving gender equality and women’s rights.
Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to achieving the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is time to back up political promises with action and resources. Increased investments in five key areas will have catalytic effects on the lives of women and girls, and accelerate development progress beyond 2015.
All documents related to the 16th Meeting of the DAC Evaluation Network on Development of OECD, 12-13 February 2014.
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