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The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has far-reaching implications for employment around the world. The slowdown in economic activity can be expected to raise unemployment, reduce international labour mobility and lead to an increase in informal employment.
In 2008, total net official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) rose by 10.2% in real terms to USD 119.8 billion. This is the highest dollar figure ever recorded. It represents 0.30% of members’ combined gross national income.
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Paris Declaration Evaluation Service Contract March 09
Useful links for Global Development Outlook
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Managing Development Resources takes stock of progress in strengthening PFM systems and also provides recommendations on how best to facilitate achieving the 2010 targets set out in the Paris Declaration.
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In a time of global economic downturn, governments are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that their resources are used effectively. Managing for Development Results (MfDR) has emerged as a centrepiece of global efforts to improve the effectiveness of public resources.
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Investment Newsletter No.9 focuses on OECD support for G20 objectives on international investment, lessons from previous crises for investment policy today, the investment policy review of China, the PFI user's toolkit, guidance for engaging the private sector in water infrastructure and investment news from Africa.
Ireland is a champion in making aid more effective. Poverty reduction is the overarching goal of Irish Aid, and reflecting this, its programme is well concentrated on a limited number of very poor African countries.
In his speech delivered at the China Development Forum, Mr. Gurría described the OECD strategic response to the crisis. Stronger means making our economies more resilient and able to deliver durable benefits in terms of material well-being. Cleaner is not only in the sense of environmentally sustainable, but also addressing the “darker” side of globalisation, issues like money laundering, corruption and tax evasion that impede us from
Key publications and documents on the fight against corruption, by the OECD DAC Network on Governance.