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Summary record of Workshop on SDG Implementation: Early Experience of Selected OECD Countries with a focus on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development, 2-3 May 2016, OECD Headquarters
A young boy named Kalu, who had been rescued from a carpet-weaving unit in Bihar, once raised a compelling and very significant question when he met then-President Bill Clinton. In conversation with the President, Kalu politely inquired about his plans and policies with regard to the world’s children and their condition.
How Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, says the African Economic Outlook 2016 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 51st Annual Meetings.
The African Economic Outlook 2016 presents the continent’s current state of affairs and forecasts its situation for the coming two years. This annual report examines Africa’s performance in crucial areas: macroeconomics, financing, trade policies and regional integration, human development, and governance. For its 15th edition, the African Economic Outlook takes a hard look at urbanisation and structural transformation in Africa and proposes practical steps to foster sustainable cities.
A section of country notes summarises recent economic growth, forecasts gross domestic product for 2016 and 2017, and highlights the main policy issues facing each of the 54 African countries. A statistical annex compares country-specific economic, social and political variables.
The World Humanitarian Summit will be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May. The purpose of the summit is to set a forward-looking agenda for humanitarian action to collectively address future humanitarian challenges.
Nowhere in the world do women have as many opportunities as men, whether those opportunities are economic, social or political. If we’re going to make our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) count, we have to start here.
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At the February 2016 High-Level Meeting, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) agreed to make proposals and recommendations for enhancing its inclusiveness and representativeness, and maximising its relevance and impact so as to better support sustainable development efforts as set forth by the United Nations and its member states.
Over the last two years, “resilience” has achieved significant attention due to a growing recognition that different types of risks – violence and conflict, climate change, disasters, global shocks, and other risk factors such as urbanisation and ageing populations – are inter-connected.
Triangular co-operation unites diverse development partners – bilateral providers of development cooperation, international organisations and partners in South-South cooperation – in pursuit of the common goal of reducing global poverty.
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The Framework on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development ('the PCSD Framework') provides guidance to governments on how to analyse, apply and track progress on PCSD. It represents a deliverable of the 2012 OECD Strategy on Development and forms part of the Organisation's strategic response to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).