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The strengths of Canada’s development co-operation include its well-respected field presence in its partner countries and its good track record as a constructive partner within the development co-operation and humanitarian communities.
One of the important lessons of the past two decades has been the pivotal role of innovation in economic development. The build-up of innovation capacities has played a central role in the growth dynamics of successful developing countries. Ongoing work at the OECD analyses innovation for development around a number of specific themes.
Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.
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Agenda: Regional development in emerging and developing economies: challenges and policy options
Seminar organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Policy Dialogue on “Regional Development in Emerging and Developing Economies: Challenges and Policy Options”
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This report reviews the Korean experience in fostering industrialisation and technological catching up, highlighting the reforms and policies that have been put in place to address regional development.
What is Country Programmable Aid (CPA) and why is it important? The answer to this and other frequently asked questions about country programmable aid can be found on this webpage.
Over the period 2006 to 2010 capacity development was treated as a special topic in a total of 19 peer reviews in recognition of its increasing importance in development co-operation. In addition, how DAC members work to support capacity development in their partner countries has been discussed in many other peer reviews under the heading of aid effectiveness. This booklet draws out some common themes or lessons regarding capacity
This report is about partnerships between DAC members and civil society organisations (CSOs) which can serve many purposes. These include supporting the vital role that CSOs play in enabling people to claim their rights, in promoting rights-based approaches, in shaping development policies and partnerships and in overseeing their implementation, in providing services in areas that are complementary to those provided by states and
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This report highlights progress achieved in i) mainstreaming the Strategy across the organisation, and ii) enhancing the level of engagement through the 14 projects and cross-cutting areas. It concludes with a set of proposals how to move forward with the Strategy’s implementation.