Publications & Documents


  • 26-March-2015

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    States of Fragility 2015 - Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions

    This 2015 OECD report on fragility contributes to the broader debate to define and implement post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It points out that addressing fragility in the new framework will be crucial if strides in reducing poverty are to be made. It argues in favour of proposed SDG 16 – promoting peaceful and inclusive societies – which aims to reduce violence of all forms.

    The 2015 report differs markedly from previous editions as it seeks to present a new understanding of fragility beyond fragile states. It assesses fragility as an issue of universal character that can affect all countries, not only those traditionally considered “fragile” or conflict-affected. To do so, it takes three indicators related to targets of SDG 16 and two from the wider SDG framework: violence, access to justice, accountable and inclusive institutions, economic inclusion and stability, and capacities to prevent and adapt to social, economic and environmental shocks and disasters. It applies them to all countries worldwide, and identifies the 50 most vulnerable ones in all five dimensions. The group of countries most challenged on all five fronts differs little from the traditional list of fragile states and economies. Still, several middle-income countries with disproportionately high levels of crime-related violence, sub-national conflict or poor access to justice move into the spotlight.

    The report concludes that making headway on the targets will require building a new portfolio of tools and interventions, and an understanding of the role the international community should and can play in assisting this process.

  • 23-March-2015

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    Development Centre Newsletter - April 2015

    Global Forum on Development 2015, EMNET, The Innovation Challenge in Asia, Strengthening ties with Southeast Asia

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  • 23-March-2015

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    Development Centre Newsletter - March 2015

    Securing Livelihoods for All: Foresight for Action / Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries / Foundations as catalysts of change: What role in supporting youth and education?

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  • 12-March-2015

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    Evaluation Capacity Development Newsletter - March 2015

    The Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) Newsletter represents an ongoing opportunity to inform others of ECD initiatives and opportunities for collaboration. It provides information on country, regional and global ECD initiatives, as well as new resources.

  • 12-March-2015

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    Building Policy Coherence Workshop

    The workshop will cover: shaping a measurable target for policy coherence in the SDG framework; updating tools for promoting PCSD; and addressing illicit financial flows.

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  • 11-March-2015

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    Roadmap for Resilience in Somalia

    This analysis focused on building a shared understanding of the Somali context and the need for a ‘roadmap for resilience’ to transcend the country’s chronic challenges.

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  • 6-March-2015

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    Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

    Data on DAC members’ aid targeting gender equality and women’s empowerment are compiled with the help of the gender equality marker in the Creditor Reporting System (CRS).

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  • 26-February-2015

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    DAC global relations strategy

    The DAC published a global relations strategy in November 2011 welcoming countries and organisations not members of the DAC to engage in dialogue and mutual learning.

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  • 26-February-2015

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    Development Centre Newsletter - February 2015

    Global Forum on Development 2015 / Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar Vol. 2 / Revenue Statistics in Africa

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  • 25-February-2015

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    Revenue statistics in Africa: Five more countries join the initiative

    The aim of the Revenue Statistics in Africa project is to enhance the comparability, quality and accessibility of data on a voluntary basis, using a time-tested methodology and process.

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