Publications & Documents


  • 15-September-2014

    English

    Accountability and Democratic Governance - Orientations and Principles for Development

    The ability of citizens to demand accountability and more open government is fundamental to good governance. There is growing recognition of the need for new approaches to the ways in which donors support accountability, but no broad agreement on what changed practice looks like. This publication aims to provide more clarity on the emerging practice. Based on four country studies Mali, Mozambique, Peru and Uganda, a survey of donor innovations and cutting-edge analysis in this field, and the findings of a series of special high-level international dialogues on how to best support accountability support to parliaments, political parties, elections and the media. The publication takes the view that a wholesale shift in behaviour is required by parts of the development assistance community - moving outside conventional comfort zones and changing reflexes towards new approaches to risk taking, analysis and programming around systems of accountability and ‘do no harm’ efforts in political engagement.

    This piece is aimed at a range of development practitioners, as well as a wider audience, including civil society actors and citizens around the world who interact with donors working on accountability support.

  • 11-September-2014

    English

    Few and Far - The Hard Facts on Stolen Asset Recovery

    Corruption has a devastating impact on developing and transition countries, with estimates of $20 billion to $40 billion per year stolen by public officials, a figure equivalent to 20 to 40 percent of official development assistance flows. The return of the proceeds of corruption— asset recovery—can have a significant development impact. Returns can be used directly for development purposes, such as improvements in the health and education sectors and reintegration of displaced persons, with additional benefits of improved international co-operation and enhanced capacity of law enforcement and financial management officials. Development agencies and those committed to development effectiveness have a role in the asset recovery process. They have made international commitments to fight corruption and recover the proceeds of corruption in the Third High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Accra Agenda for Actions, held in Accra, Ghana, in 2008, and in the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: Partnership for Effective Development, held in Busan, Republic of Korea, in 2011. Despite these efforts, there has been difficulty in translating these commitments into concrete action. This StAR-OECD publication reports on how OECD countries are performing on asset recovery.

    Drawing on data collected between 2006 and 2012, the report provides recommendations and good practices, and suggests specific actions for development agencies. Few and Far is primarily intended to support the anti-corruption and asset recovery efforts of developed and developing jurisdictions, with a particular focus on actions for development agencies. In addition, civil society organisations engaged in governance and development issues may wish to use these findings and recommendations in their reports and advocacy efforts.

  • 8-September-2014

    English, PDF, 476kb

    Flyer: Enhancing for Capacity Development Foundation E-learning Modules

    This is a flyer on the e-learning foundation course on the OECD policy guidance on Greening Capacity for Development.

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  • 8-September-2014

    English

    Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR)

    The Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development (PD-NR) is a multi-year inter-governmental process of knowledge sharing and peer-learning among oil, gas and mineral producing countries -OECD members and Partner countries alike- on how to best harness natural resources for structural transformation and more inclusive and broad-based development.

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  • 5-September-2014

    English

    ADB-OECD Conference on fighting corruption and building trust in Asia and the Pacific

    3-4 September 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia: This conference focused on the key levers for restoring trust in government and building trust by and in the private sector and civil society.

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  • 14-August-2014

    English

    Development Centre Newsletter - September 2014

    14th International Economic Forum on Africa / Securing livelihoods / Emerging Senegal Plan

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  • 11-August-2014

    English

    Multi-dimensional Country Reviews - Countries undertaking review

    Pioneered in Myanmar, the Philippines and Uruguay, MDCRs are being incorporated in some OECD country programmes and several countries are about to start the review process.

  • 5-August-2014

    English

    Self-assessment of South Africa's investment regime in relation to the OECD Codes of Liberalisation and the principle of National Treatment

    This self-assessment report looks at South Africa's investment regime in the light of the OECD Codes of Liberalisation and the principle of National Treatment.

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  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need

    Japan has increased its spending on overseas development assistance (ODA) and is showing more global leadership, but needs to pay more attention to where it is spending the money and increase its focus on results and transparency.

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  • 17-July-2014

    English

    Japan - DAC Peer Reviews of Development Co-operation, 2014

    Japan’s aid guided by clear vision and priorities but should focus on countries and people most in need, according to the 2014 OECD/DAC peer review of Japan.

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