Infrastructure — such as water and sanitation, transport, energy and communications — is fundamental for economic growth, poverty reduction and human development.
The OECD is developing a proposal for the new international statistical measurement framework with the working title “total official support for sustainable development” (TOSSD). Readers are invited to provide comments by sending their comments to TOSSD@oecd.org.
With the Sustainable Development Goals, the world has set itself ambitious targets for the next 15 years. But ambition will also be essential if we are to collect and process the data needed for monitoring the goals. Thanks to more than half a century of experience, the OECD is well-placed to support this global project.
The Paris Agreement on climate change signals the end of business as usual for energy industries. For the first time in history more than 150 developed and developing countries have promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But how binding are these agreements? And do they provide impetus for local action in Africa?
A young boy named Kalu, who had been rescued from a carpet-weaving unit in Bihar, once raised a compelling and very significant question when he met then-President Bill Clinton. In conversation with the President, Kalu politely inquired about his plans and policies with regard to the world’s children and their condition.
Nowhere in the world do women have as many opportunities as men, whether those opportunities are economic, social or political. If we’re going to make our commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) count, we have to start here.
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At the February 2016 High-Level Meeting, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) agreed to make proposals and recommendations for enhancing its inclusiveness and representativeness, and maximising its relevance and impact so as to better support sustainable development efforts as set forth by the United Nations and its member states.
Triangular co-operation unites diverse development partners – bilateral providers of development cooperation, international organisations and partners in South-South cooperation – in pursuit of the common goal of reducing global poverty.
The adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) signals a clear commitment to set the world on track for a more just, prosperous and sustainable future, in which all children can reach their full potential. The challenge of sustainable development is an intergenerational one: effective action now will both improve children’s lives today and create a better future for children tomorrow.
South Africa’s total concessional finance for development reached USD 148 million in 2014, compared to USD 191 million in 2013 (OECD estimates based on Government of South Africa, 2015; and websites of multilateral organisations). In 2014, South Africa channelled USD 99 million through multilateral organisations.