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  • 30-March-2016

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    Key Issues affecting Youth in El Salvador

    The article contains general information on youth-related issues in El Salvador.

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  • 30-March-2016

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    Youth Inclusion project - El Salvador

    Following the end of the civil war in 1992, El Salvador has undergone substantial economic, political, and social change. Young people aged 15-24, accounting for 20.8% of the total population[1] in 2014, play a significant role in the development process of a country that is characterized by one of the highest criminal rates in the world.

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  • 29-March-2016

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    The SDGs are here… Now what?

    We face the challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in a world faced with multiple and diverse forms of crisis. What do the SDGs mean for countries where families have to flee their homes to escape conflict, where rising sea levels threaten lives, livelihoods and infrastructure, and where economies are devastated by the impact of epidemics or terrorism?

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  • 28-March-2016

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    The Sustainable Development Goals: A Duty and an Opportunity - OECD Insights

    The Sustainable Development Goals are universal, multi-dimensional, and ambitious. To achieve them we need an integrated framework that promotes a growth path that respects the environment, and whose benefits are shared by all, not only by the privileged few.

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  • 20-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: China’s economic growth and reform in the new Five-Year Plan

    We stand together at a critical juncture. Following three decades of extraordinary economic development, China is transitioning to a more stable and sustainable growth path – the “New Normal”.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the Latin American Economic Outlook 2016

    This year’s Outlook focuses specifically on China and Latin America as development partners in transition. Despite their geographic distance, China and Latin America are closely connected through trade and financial ties. China is now the region’s second largest import source and third largest export destination, and the largest trading partner of Brazil, Chile and Peru.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Linking global value chains - A new trade regime

    I look forward to discussing with you how China can harness the potential of GVCs to boost global trade and deliver more sustainable, inclusive, and greener growth.

  • 19-March-2016

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    Remarks at China Development Forum: Launch of the OECD-DRC project for a greener future for China’s industrial sector

    The OECD will draw on its multidisciplinary expertise, data, and tools – along with our ground-breaking work on climate finance, fossil fuel subsidy reform, measuring effective carbon prices, and policy alignment for a low-carbon economy – to deliver timely and evidence-based insights for this project, which has four main objectives.

  • 18-March-2016

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    Humanitarian Assistance

    The OECD DAC measures and monitors development finance targeting humanitarian assistance.

  • 18-March-2016

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    Urbanisation Dynamics in West Africa 1950–2010 - Africapolis I, 2015 Update

    Since 1950, the number of urban agglomerations in West Africa increased from 152 to almost 2 000, and today towns and cities are home to 41% of the region’s total population. Cities and their inhabitants are increasingly shaping West Africa’s economic, political and social landscape. Yet there is little up-to-date data available for analysis and the formulation of development policy at the local, national and regional levels.

    Africapolis, a comprehensive and homogenous dataset on urbanisation, is a significant step towards closing this data gap. The 2015 update covers 17 West African countries spanning the period 1950 to 2010. Its original methodology combines demographic sources, satellite and aerial imagery to provide population estimates and geolocation at the level of individual agglomerations. The morphological approach adopted by Africapolis helps identify territorial transformation processes which are at the core of West Africa’s complex urbanisation dynamics and can be observed at several levels: metropolises, secondary cities, the merging of villages and the formation of conurbations.

    The identification of cities with fewer than 100 000 inhabitants is a major contribution of Africapolis – 90% of West Africa’s cities, or a combined population of 45 million people, fall into this category – a figure which underscores the important role of small cities within the urban system. This edition also includes new measurements of urbanisation in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, constituting the most complete dataset on urbanisation dynamics in this country to date.

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