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  • 18-May-2015

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    How to connect trade, investment and development

    The Netherlands last chaired the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting in 1991, a year when advanced economies accounted for nearly two thirds of global GDP and almost two billion people were living in extreme poverty. The world looks very different today. Emerging markets now account for more than half of global GDP and the number of people living in extreme poverty is down to one billion.

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  • 18-May-2015

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    A Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution

    The Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution was produced by the Informing a Data Revolution (IDR) project, which was launched by PARIS21 in 2014 and financed by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project aims to help ensure the data revolution serves the post-2015 development agenda. Its focus is on National Statistical Systems (NSS) in developing countries. These are crucial to generating the data needed to promote development and reduce poverty and to monitor international development goals.
    As well as this report, the IDR project has a number of other components, including the following:
    - Country studies: A study of statistical systems in 27 countries and in-depth studies of 7 countries.
    - Innovations Inventory: Inventories of innovative solutions that can help fill data gaps, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
    - IDR Metabase: A database on the organisation, management and performance of national statistical systems to provide a baseline and a means for monitoring progress over time
    For more on the methodology used to create this report, see Annex - Methodology.
    http://datarevolution.paris21.org/

  • 13-May-2015

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    Joint meeting of the OECD and Center for Global Prosperity to be held on 15 June 2015

    Joint meeting of the OECD and Center for Global Prosperity to be held on 15 June 2015 entitled "Creating enabling environments for mobilising private financial flows for sustainable development"

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  • 11-May-2015

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    We must harness the true strength of migration

    Migration is one of the morally, politically, and economically defining issues of the 21st century. Some 25,000 souls have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2000, including over more than 1,500 so far in 2015, and many thousands more have perished in the Gulf of Aden and in the South Pacific.

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  • 7-May-2015

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    Development Centre Newsletter - May 2015

    7th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean / Innovation Policy in Panama / Assessing the Economic Contribution of Labour Migration - Costa Rica

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  • 28-April-2015

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    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges OECD countries to engage on development goals

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on OECD governments to ensure that a series of major summits this year result in a new era of sustainable development.

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  • 28-April-2015

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    Innovation Policy in Panama - Design, Implementation and Evaluation

    This report reviews the experience of Panama in designing, implementing and evaluating innovation policy. It provides a comparative analysis of Panama’s innovation performance and reviews the design and implementation of the national innovation policy focusing on the National Plan (2010-2014). The review of the institutional setting, the policy mix and budget for innovation policy includes a comparison with the experience of two peer countries, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

  • 18-April-2015

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    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Written statement to the Development Committee

    Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

  • 15-April-2015

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    Development co-operation by countries beyond the Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Countries beyond the DAC provided at least USD 23.5 million, or 13%, of the global total of development co-operation in 2013, according to the OECD, showing that 8 out of the 30 largest bilateral providers of development co-operation are not members of the DAC.

  • 10-April-2015

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    OECD Insights: Nigeria is the winner, West Africa, too!

    On 28-29 March 2015, Africa’s most populous country and number 1 economy organised peaceful elections, which were internationally recognised as “free and fair” and led to the first democratic transition in Nigeria’s history. The election results seem to show that the role of ethnic, religious and geographic factors is gradually shrinking. Beyond Nigeria, West Africa is a winner too.

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