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An unprecedented change in Africa’s economic performance has occurred since independence. This note looks back at the main features of the continent’s economic transformation.
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The SAEO draws upon the OECD Development Centre’s close co-operation with other OECD directorates such as the Statistics Directorate and the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, which are known as leading providers of reliable, unbiased and comparable economic and social data.
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Latin American and Caribbean countries have shown themselves to be in a stable position to confront international turmoil. Sustained growth and democratic stability have strengthened the region, and have led to less pronounced recessions and more swift recoveries compared to OECD economies.
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This is a Special Edition Newsletter for Women's Day, March 2012.
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This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.
With more than two-thirds of the world’s poor living in rural areas, higher rural incomes are a pre-requisite for sustained poverty reduction and reduced hunger. This volume sets out a strategy for raising rural incomes which emphasises the creation of diversified rural economies with opportunities within and outside agriculture. Agricultural policies need to be integrated within an overall mix of policies and institutional reforms that facilitate, rather than impede, structural change. By investing in public goods, such as infrastructure and agricultural research, and by building effective social safety nets, governments can limit the role of less efficient policies such as price controls and input subsidies.
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?
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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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.