Publications & Documents


  • 2-March-2012

    English

    Gender (in)equality

    Men earn more than women, work less, and occupy more of the top jobs – but women live longer, are better educated and get to retire younger. How best to harness the talents of both sexes for better lives all round?

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  • 1-March-2012

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    High Level Meeting for the Development Centre’s 50th Anniversary - Secretary General's Speech

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the OECD Development Centre, Angel Gurria said that inequality, climate change and conflict make development a shared global objective with implications for both rich and poor countries.

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  • 24-February-2012

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    Estadísticas tributarias en América latina 1990-2009

    Disponer de un conjunto sólido de datos comparables es fundamental para facilitar el diálogo sobre política fiscal y la evaluación de alternativas de reforma fiscal.

  • 22-February-2012

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    The Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation

    The Busan Partnership document is supported by the broadest range of governmental, civil society, private and other actors. It sets out principles, commitments and actions that offer a foundation for effective co-operation for international development.

  • 15-February-2012

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    Workshop on corporate climate change reporting: towards consistent and targeted schemes

    This technical workshop gathered experts to share knowledge and practical experience with existing green house gas emission measurement and reporting methodologies to explore ways to eliminate unnecessary cost and complexity.

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  • 15-February-2012

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    Investment and climate change

    This project analyses good government policies and responsible business practices to enhance the contribution of private and international investment to reducing carbon emissions.

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  • 14-February-2012

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    Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice - A Review of Recent Experience

    The principles of sustainable development play an integral role in making development assistance work at the level of policies, plans and programmes. In response to the  Paris Declaration call to “… develop and apply common approaches for ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment’ at sector and national levels” among donors and partners, the Guidance on Applying Strategic Environmental Assessment was endorsed in 2006 by members of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, representatives of developing countries receiving aid, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Bank and many other agencies. Since then, a growing number of countries at all levels of development have legislation or regulations prescribing the application of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)  and many more are introducing it as part of their policy tools. This is creating unique opportunities for better policy making and planning by incorporating environmental considerations into high-level decision-making and opening new mechanisms to build consensus on development priorities within governments themselves and between governments and societies.

    Many development co-operation agencies and their partners are already making good progress in applying SEA. This publication presents the nine most interesting case studies of SEA in progress, selected from a total 100.  These nine cases highlight that SEA can:
    • Safeguard environmental assets for sustainable poverty reduction and development;
    • Build public engagement in decision making;
    • Prevent costly mistakes by alerting decision-makers to potentially unsustainable development options at an early stage in the decision-making process;
    • Speed up implementation of projects and programmes;
    • Facilitate co-operation around shared environmental resources and contribute to conflict prevention.

  • 14-February-2012

    English

    Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice: Review of Recent Experience

    “Strategic Environmental Assessment in Development Practice: Review of Recent Experience” showcases on-ground experience of applying Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in developing country context.

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  • 10-February-2012

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    Fourth Meeting of the National Focal Points for PCD, 9 February 2012

    The 2012 Meeting of the National Focal Points for Policy Coherence for Development took place on 9 February 2012. It focused on food security. It also considered institutional mechanisms for promoting PCD, and taking forward work on impact assessment and monitoring of PCD.

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  • 8-February-2012

    English, PDF, 134kb

    U.S. Department of State Program Evaluation Policy

    U.S. Department of State Program Evaluation Policy

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