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Presentation by Mario Pezinni, Director of the OECD Development Centre. "What is the Multi-Dimensional Country Review (MDCR)?- Concept and approach" at the NEDA-OECD-ADB MDCR Kick-off Seminar on 7 March 2013, Manila
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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has completed its Development Effectiveness Review of the Asian Development Bank.
The Tanzanian government, in partnership with the OECD and NEPAD, has undertaken a review of its investment policies to support its national strategy for economic reform and to improve the business climate and attract more investment in key sectors, such as infrastructure and agriculture. This page describes the review process.
Second Development Lecture in Honour of Angus Maddison by François Bourguignon “Tackling inequalities: at the heart of the post-2015 agenda?”
Over the last decade, the Slovak Republic has established itself as a provider of development co operation. Slovakia more than tripled its volume of official development assistance (ODA) between 2004 and 2008.
Iceland's legal and policy framework bring together all of Iceland's development co-operation - bilateral, multilateral and humanitarian and is backed up by a strategy that has been adopted by the Parliament.
Tax revenues provide governments with funds to invest in development, relieve poverty, deliver public services and build the physical and social infrastructure for long-term growth. Moreover, there are mutually beneficial links between taxation and good governance. Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems highlights how taxation can have a positive effect on the quality of governance and a government’s relationship with citizens and, in turn, how good governance can have a positive effect on compliance and revenue mobilisation.
How can international assistance providers, including OECD members, international and regional organisations, support the development of tax systems in developing countries? Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems provides practical guidance for policy makers and practitioners based on the results of an extensive literature review, a survey of aid agency officials and six country case studies (Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Tanzania). It examines the aid instruments that donors use to assist developing countries including general and sector budget support, basket financing, stand-alone bilateral aid and funding South-South organisations. The strengths and weaknesses of each modality for supporting tax systems are identified, and some 50 recommendations to support the development of effective, efficient and growth-oriented tax systems in developing countries are provided.
Communicating the results of an evaluation is a critical step of the process. Effective communication helps ensure information reaches the target audience in a timely, useful way. The DAC Network on Development Evaluation works to support our members' communication activities and actively disseminates evaluation findings to support decision making and inform policy debates.
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The OECD Development Centre forecasts that real growth in the region will return to pre-crisis levels of 5.5% in 2013-17. Asia’s economic prowess will be supported not only by strong export performance, which has been a powerful driver of growth in the region, but also by the growing strength of domestic demand.
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Joint Conference on “Economic Outlook and Development Challenges in Emerging Asia” Friday, 15 March, 2013 Seoul, Korea. Organised and Sponsored by the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and OECD Development Centre (OECD-DEV).