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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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  • 20-September-2018

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    OECD welcomes French plans to increase and better target foreign aid

    The OECD welcomes France’s recently announced plans to increase its foreign aid flows, particularly in the form of grants, and prioritise the most fragile countries, commitments that respond to recommendations made in a new DAC Peer Review of France.

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  • 14-September-2018

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    Canada needs to increase foreign aid flows in line with its renewed engagement

    Canada has shown a renewed engagement in global development in the last few years. This now needs to translate into concrete action to increase aid flows and ensure that development co-operation is effective and coherent, according to a new OECD Review.

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  • 13-July-2018

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    Emerging Asia poised for continued strong growth, while contributing to global expansion of e-commerce

    Economic growth in Emerging Asia, the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), China and India, is expected to remain stable in the near term. Average real gross domestic product (GDP) in the region is expected to grow by 6.6% in 2018 and 6.5% in 2019.

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  • 1-June-2018

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    OECD strengthens engagement with partner countries during annual Ministerial Meeting

    The OECD took steps to deepen its engagement with Thailand, South Africa and Peru during the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Meeting and announced it will open an office in Istanbul to provide a base for its growing work with partner countries.

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