Publications & Documents


6-September-2013

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Global Value Chains offer major opportunity for growth and progress in advanced and developing economies, according to OECD-WTO-UNCTAD report to G20

Global value chains (GVCs) have become a dominant feature of world trade and investment, offering new prospects for growth, development and jobs, according to a new joint report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

2-September-2013

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Water: governments must deal with rising risks

Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world’s population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods.

2-September-2013

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DEV Working Paper No. 320: Capital flows in Asia-Pacific: Controls, bonanzas and sudden stops

This paper seeks to analyse the patterns of capital flow bonanzas and identify such episodes by defining them relative to global capital flows, instead of relative to past experience as is done in most of the literature. This approach therefore emphasises the relevance of the attractiveness of a country vis-à-vis other destinations instead of the relevance of past flows in experiencing bonanzas.

30-August-2013

English, PDF, 1,460kb

DEV Working Paper No. 319: The rationale for higher education investment in Ibero-America

This working paper contributes to the debate around the financing of higher education and calls for a fair distribution of the costs of higher education between the private sector (including students and their families) and the public sector, allocated according to the ratio of private and public benefits and externalities that it generates.

23-August-2013

English, PDF, 255kb

DAC Evaluation News - August 2013

DAC Evaluation News - August 2013

22-August-2013

English

Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities

Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than 9-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050.

8-August-2013

English

A Toolkit of Policy Options to Support Inclusive Green Growth

The non-prescriptive Inclusive Green Growth Toolkit developed by four International Organizations (IOs) - AfDB, OECD, UN, and WB - at the request of the G20 Development Working Group under the Mexican G20 Presidency in June 2012 and updated in July 2013

29-July-2013

English, PDF, 430kb

Opening remarks from Martyn Pennington - Chair of the DAC Network on Evaluation

Opening remarks from Martyn Pennington - Chair of the DAC Network on Evaluation, for the Workshop on Private Sector Development on 18 June 2013

29-July-2013

English, PDF, 86kb

Opening remarks: Caroline HEIDER - PSD Workshop - 18 June 2013

Knowing When the Private Sector Contributes to Development – The Opening Remarks by Caroline Heider, DGE and Senior Vice President, IEG, World Bank Group at the Workshop on PSD, 18 June 2013

25-July-2013

English

Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region

Start-ups are gaining momentum in Latin America's innovation strategies. Start-up Latin America: Promoting Innovation in the Region analyses the role of policies in promoting the creation and expansion of start-ups. It provides a comparative snapshot of recent initiatives in six countries in the region to identify good practices and foster knowledge sharing to improve innovation policy design and implementation.

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