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The report invites donors to support more fully developing country’s employment objectives and to pay more attention to the employment consequences of their aid expenditures.
The first of its kind to give fragile states a voice, the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding defines realistic objectives, sets the agenda for international support and helps ensure that aid to fragile states meets specific needs.
The Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations – or Fragile States Principles – reflect a growing consensus that fragile states require responses that are different from those needed in better performing countries.
The OECD is working to help governments restore confidence and stability in the financial system, soften the impact of the recession and strengthen the global economy over the longer term.
Its strategic response to the crisis covers two main areas:
align regulations and incentives in the financial sector to ensure tighter oversight and risk management;
review and upgrade national policies and improve international coordination to
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2009 annual report on PCD
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The Progress Report on PCD was presented at the 24-25 June 2009 MCM
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progress report for Council
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Aid ineffectiveness, fragmentation, and volatility have already been highlighted by scholars and OECD studies. Far fewer studies have been devoted to another problem of capital flows: herding behaviour.
Sweden spent USD 4.73 billion on overseas development assistance (ODA) in 2008. This amounted to 0.98% of its gross national income (GNI) and made Sweden the most generous of all DAC donor countries as a proportion of its national income. This is particularly laudable in a time of global recession. Its 2009 EU presidency offers an important opportunity to shore up support within the international community for development
Switzerland’s aid volume was USD 2.02 billion in 2008, an increase of more than 6% over the previous year, and a total of 0.42% of its gross national income (GNI). In 2008 it had already surpassed its Monterrey commitment to contribute 0.4% of its GNI to ODA by 2010. Switzerland should adopt a 0.5% target for its aid, keeping in mind the 0.7% UN target. At the request of parliament, the Federal Council has evaluated options for a