The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness is an exercise in mutual accountability undertaken jointly by the UNECA and the OECD following a request of NEPAD Heads of State and Government in 2003. Its purpose is to assess what has been done by Africa and its development partners to deliver commitments in relation to the continent’s development, what results have been achieved, and what the key future priorities are. It complements the self-assessments produced by each side to the partnership and looks at commitments made by political leaders collectively, rather than national governments individually. In doing so, it attempts to look at overall performance, recognizing however, that within this there is a large degree of variation and diversity between countries.
This is the fifth edition of the MRDE report, following the publication of earlier editions in 2005; 2009; 2010 and 2011. The 2012 report follows the same structure as previous reports and is accordingly organized around four broad policy areas: sustainable economic growth, investing in people, good governance, and financing for development.
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Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).
This book contributes to the current debate on international migration by focusing on three elements in the standard policy dialogue: the regulation of migration flows, the integration of immigrants, in particular in developing countries, and the impact of labour mobility on development.
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Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint.
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Rapid and sustained economic growth in the emerging world has brought new members into the group of middle-income countries. Reaching this level of income has historically presented countries with new challenges, resulting in slowing growth and an entrapment in 'the middle-income trap'.
Participants in this multi-stakeholder meeting were updated on the findings from interim progress reports on the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance's supplement on Tin, Tantalum and Tungsten.
This forum provided the first opportunity to introduce the finalised Gold Supplement to the OECD Due Diligence Guidance, and discuss how best to implement it and tackle the unique challenges for carrying out due diligence on gold.
CALL FOR PAPERS: 7th IZA/World Bank Conference - Employment and Development
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Although South-South migrants face much of the same discrimination and integration challenges as their South-North counterparts, South-South flows need to be analysed from a different standpoint. An investigation of immigrant experience in West Africa, with particular focus on Ghana, shows that most governments neglect integration issues, generating costs for immigrants and their families, and for host communities
The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries. Total net ODA by all 27 EU member states was USD 73.6 billion in 2011. Grants by EU institutions totalled USD 12.6 billion.