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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría lamented the recent death of the distinguished British economist Angus Maddison, who held a number of senior posts at the OECD and its fore-runner, the Organisation for European Economic Cooperation, between 1953 and 1978.
The Development Co-operation Report, issued by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), is the key annual reference document for statistics and analysis on the latest trends in international aid.
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Is South America cursed by its natural resources? Does China’s penetration of the region renew the region’s comparative advantage in natural resources? Does South America’s trade specialisation stand in the way of regional integration? This paper tries to answer these questions.
Since the mid 1980s, aid to agriculture has fallen by 43% but recent data indicate a slowdown in the decline, and the beginnings of an upward trend.
There will be strong pressure to account for the results of the massive aid effort that is currently being delivered and that will be brought into Haiti. A joint effort is underway to ensure a coherent and collaborative approach to evaluation in Haiti.
New OECD figures show continuing growth in development aid in 2009, despite the financial crisis.
At an international panel discussion on Haïti, the OECD Secretary General, A. Gurría said that "we have a great responsibility, in line with international commitments, to make our aid more effective and the multiple facets of our engagement more coherent, with greater impact".
PCD council recommendation
The key tables on development comprise aid and gender statistics. These include official development assistance (ODA), private flows, other official flows (OOF) and gender equality statistics. Historical data usually refer to the latest eight time periods.
The 2010 Investment Reform Index for South-East Europe provides an independent and rigorous assessment of investment-related policy settings and reform against international good practice.