The report provides an outline of recent and likely future urbanisation trends and discusses the consequences. The world is in the middle of an urbanisation process that will cause urbanisation rates to rise from low double digit rates to more than 80% by the end of the century. It argues that this is both a great opportunity and a great challenge, as decisions taken today will affect the lifes of people for a long time to come. The report aims at explaining why cities exist, and what can make them prosperous and function well. It also discusses whether cities are good for residents, for the countries they are located in and for the global environment. The report argues that cities exist and grow because they are a source of economic prosperity and offer amenities that benefit their residents. It concludes that urbanisation is a process that needs to be shaped by policy makers to ensure that all benefit from it.
The DAC List of ODA Recipients: An information note on the revision of the DAC List.
Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. An increasing number of developing countries have formulated and/or implemented innovative policies to pursue green growth, notably in Africa. Zambia, in particular, is committed to drawing up an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy (IGGS) that builds upon a nationally-defined and comprehensive definition of green growth.
The meeting gathered experts from academic institutions and different international, multilateral and civil society organisations from around the world to discuss the conceptual framework of the report.
The January 2015 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development brings together at a senior level development co-operation providers from Arab and DAC countries and international institutions to discuss how to integrate the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our development programmes and policies and to identify action to support developing countries in their efforts to achieve these goals.
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Summary record of the network's 17th meeting
Africa has made significant progress in recent years but important challenges to African development remain that we can break down into three linked areas. Let’s call them the “three i’s”: interconnectedness, investment, and inclusiveness.
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Summary Record OECD ENVIRONET Expert Workshop February 2014
Latin American Economic Outlook 2015 / Social Institutions and Gender Index / OECD Development Centre DEV Talks
Austria should set a timeframe to increase its aid budget in line with a pledge to allocate 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) to development aid, according to an OECD Review.