Es un placer participar una vez más en la apertura del Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe. Nos da mucho gusto hacerlo con una nueva administración francesa que ha traído un nuevo entusiasmo a Europa, pero también a otras regiones amigas que quieren ver a una Europa unida y abierta, como es el caso de América Latina y el Caribe.
Demographic pressure and the youth bulge in the developing world pose a major employment challenge. This situation is exacerbated by insufficient job creation, scarce formal wage employment opportunities and vulnerability in the workplace. For these reasons, fostering youth entrepreneurship has gained importance in the global and national development policy agenda. This report aims to contribute to the ongoing debate on the role of youth entrepreneurship in generating employment in developing countries. It is based on the analysis of mixed labour force and enterprise surveys conducted in Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Peru and Viet Nam, as well as evidence on the impact of entrepreneurship programmes. This report’s findings add to the global debate on youth entrepreneurship in three important ways. First, it constitutes an unprecedented effort to capture the real situations and multiple faces of young entrepreneurs in selected developing countries. Second, it provides new empirical evidence on the determinants of youth entrepreneurial performance. Third, it proposes a policy roadmap based on lessons learned from recent meta-analyses of the effectiveness of entrepreneurship programmes.
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This report provides an exhaustive overview of the situation of young people in terms of social inclusion and well-being. Based on the results of the analysis, concrete policy recommendations are proposed in order to maximize government action in favor of youth.
Nigeria’s food crisis needs structural responses to restore trust and build an inclusive, resilient society throughout the country.
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Report on Earmarking Practices Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
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Examples for the Compendium of practices for the 8th Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
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Preliminary List of Participants of the 8th Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development 15-16 June 2017
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Note on logistics for the Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development 15-16 June 2017
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Annotated Agenda of the Eighth Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development
This Review focuses on improving access to quality and timely services for citizens as a means to facilitate inclusive growth in the Dominican Republic. Despite its macroeconomic performance in the last decade, poverty and levels of inequalities remain high in the Dominican Republic. At the same time, citizens report limited satisfaction with the quality and access to services in the country, often reflected in less than optimal outcomes in areas such as health, transport or education. The review's focus on service delivery offers the opportunity to apply the concepts and tools of public governance at an operational level and with immediate implications for the government-citizen relationship. The inclusion of multidisciplinary good practices, collected through OECD work on public sector management, digital government, innovation or administrative simplification, allows a comprehensive but integrated assessment of the use of public policy levers for optimizing service design and delivery. By covering aspects relating both to the competence of government – in terms of the quality, timeliness and effectiveness of public services – and to the principles governing the provision of services – including engagement, accountability or inclusiveness, this review identifies policy recommendations to improve access, coverage and quality of public services, regardless of income levels, location and other social and economic factors – as a key lever to achieve more inclusive growth.