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Government officials from ASEAN countries and investment experts gathered to discuss on various efforts to create a more attractive investment climate in Southeast Asia at the Forum. OECD’s investment instruments and peer review methods were presented and well received by participants as they can help advance their own agenda of investment policy reforms. The Forum took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 27-28 April 2009.
At the G20 summit in London on 2 April, governments pledged to do all they can to restore confidence, growth and jobs; repair and strengthen the financial system; promote global trade and investment and reject protectionism; and build an inclusive, green and sustainable recovery for all. The OECD worked behind the scenes with G20 governments and other international organisations to help achieve this successful outcome and further our
The creation of more and better jobs remains a key challenge all over the world, not least due to the increasing demand for jobs in many developing countries. This joint ELS/DEV seminar presents recent experiences from China, India and Brazil.
Shoe shine workers in Cairo, street vendors in Calcutta, badly-paid public officials driving their taxis at night in Moscow–this is informal employment. A new Development Centre study, "Is Informal Normal?", examines policy options to respond to the challenge of creating more and better job
The Poverty Reduction and Social Development team of the OECD Development Centre is organising several exciting events in 2009, including the launch of the GID Database 2009 and the flagship report on "Informal is Normal - Towards More and Better Jobs in Developing Countries".
The conference will be based on presentations of available data on migration trends of the various regions of origin underlining the specificities of the PCD issues. It will provide a political space for exchange of views and experiences on topics related to migration policies and their development dimension in migrants' countries of origin. Debates among parliamentarians will be introduced by High Level keynote speakers and experts.
The high-level meeting discussed investment policy reform to explore measures to implement concrete plans for sustainably improving African countries’ investment climates. The expert roundtable on investment in transport infrastructure and regional integration drew on experience sharing and best practice to identify the factors that are holding investment back in African countries’ transport sector.
As part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), gender equality is a key policy objective in developing countries. This seminar focused on the role of statistics and indicators in measuring, managing and evaluating progress in gender equality.
On 27 June 2008, the OECD Development Centre organised a session at the 12th General Conference of EADI on "Migration and Development: Policy Coherence and Effective Partnerships".