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  • 10-April-2019

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    Development aid drops in 2018, especially to neediest countries

    Foreign aid from official donors in 2018 fell 2.7% from 2017, with a declining share going to the neediest countries, according to preliminary data collected by the OECD. The drop was largely due to less aid being spent on hosting refugees as arrivals slowed and rules were tightened on which refugee costs can come out of official aid budgets.

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  • 8-March-2019

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    Deep-rooted prejudice still stands in the way of gender equality worldwide, but more resolute governmental action can make a difference, says new report

    Despite an increase in legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deeply entrenched gender norms continue to discriminate women and girls around the world, according to the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Global Report. It provides policy recommendations to help governments deliver on their commitments to promote gender equality.

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  • 28-February-2019

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    Guatemala becomes the 54th member of the OECD Development Centre

    Guatemala’s entry into the OECD Development Centre marks a significant stride in support of the country’s development agenda. It also strengthens the Centre’s global representativeness and institutional cooperation with Central America and the Latin America and the Caribbean region more broadly.

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  • 17-January-2019

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    Impact Investment needs global standards and better measurement

    Social impact investment, which aims to improve well-being as well as earn a financial return, could be more effective if it were more clearly defined internationally with more measurable outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 5-December-2018

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    United Kingdom’s Susanna Moorehead appointed new DAC Chair

    Susanna Moorehead, currently British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti and UK Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, was today appointed as the new Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

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  • 29-November-2018

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    Sustainable development demands a broader vision, says new OECD Development Centre report

    Economic growth does not necessarily go coupled with well-being. The first industrialised countries increased their populations’ well-being with rates of economic growth lower than those experienced by emerging economies: many of the latter are struggling to convert faster Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth into substantive and lasting well-being improvements for their citizens.

  • 29-November-2018

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    Asian and Pacific economies: decreases in tax revenue highlight need to broaden tax bases

    This new report shows that tax-to-GDP ratios fell in most of the 16 Asian and Pacific economies covered by the report between 2015-16 due to a combination of policy reforms and decreasing natural resource prices.

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  • 12-November-2018

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    Donor countries need to reform development finance to meet 2030 pledge

    External finance to poor countries is declining, despite a promise by the international community three years ago to increase development finance flows, in particular through private investment, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-November-2018

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    Launch of the Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2019 - Media Advisory

    The OECD Development Centre will publish its bi-annual Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India on 12 November 2018 on the occasion of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2018.

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  • 31-October-2018

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    African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

    Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providing internationally comparable data for 21 participating countries, the report finds that the average tax-to-GDP ratio was 18.2% in 2016, the same level as in 2015, which represents a strong improvement from 13.1% in 2000.

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