LEO News n°8 September-October 2008
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The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) aims to reduce secrecy in the sector.EITI needs more specific minimum disclosure standards together with a stronger engagement of civil society.
This publication demonstrates that natural resources can contribute to growth, employment, exports and fiscal revenues. It highlights the importance of policies encouraging the sustainable management of these resources, while emphasizing the special governance challenges.
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Article by Javier Santiso
Investment Compact for South East Europe (South East Europe Compact for Reform, Investment, Integrity and Growth) is a leading programme designed to improve the investment climate and to encourage private sector development in South East Europe (SEE).
The MENA-OECD Investment Programme seeks to mobilise investment—foreign, regional and domestic—as a driving force for growth, stability and prosperity throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This programme is part of the MENA-OECD Initiative on Governance and Investment for Development (www.oecd.org/mena).
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The report reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of environment and natural resources in national planning.
Countries with large populations and with large resource bases seem to define the dominant economic impulse of the 21st century. The Perspectives on Global Development (PGD) will monitor the impacts of the changing global economy on development, poverty and inequality.
This chapter of the OECD’s "Handbook on Security System Reform" highlights the importance of integrating gender equality issues into SSR processes.