Family-friendly workplace practices and attention to gender equity in hiring and management help to improve productivity and economic performance, OECD studies show.
Total official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) fell by 5.1% in 2006 to USD 103.9 billion. This represents 0.30% of members’ combined Gross National Income.
Aid donors will have to increase funding for aid programmes faster that any other public expenditure in order to fulfil their commitments to increase aid to $130 billion and double aid to Africa by 2010, says the OECD’s Development Co-operation Report.
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.
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Hardly a major international development event goes by without calls for more aid to be untied. In response, DAC members have decided to untie small contracts (less than USD 1 million) covered by the Untying Recommendation.
Two-thirds of the aid which the European Commission and the 22 member governments of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee pledged to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been spent or ear-marked for specific projects, according to statistics gathered by the OECD.
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commended Sweden for making poverty reduction in developing countries a focus across the full range of government departments.
Im Rahmen der von den reichsten Ländern der Welt gestarteten Initiative, dem schwächer werdenden Welthandel und den erlahmenden Entwicklungsverhandlungen neuen Elan zu geben, haben die Minister der OECD-Länder bei ihrer Tagung in Paris die Verpflichtungen ihrer Länder in Bezug auf die Millenniumserklärung und den Monterrey-Konsens zur Förderung der Entwicklung bekräftigt.
Vid OECD:s ministermöte i Paris har alla medlemsländer bekräftat Millenie- och Monterreydeklarationerna med målet att stärka pågående världshandels- och utvecklings förhandlingar.
We, Ministers of OECD countries, gathered at the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting on 3-4 May 2005 in Paris, reaffirm our strong commitment to the implementation of the Millennium Declaration and the Monterrey Consensus and for achieving the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration (MDGs). [...] We pledge to engage with developing countries through the OECD in sharing of