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  • 16-November-2012


    New SME policies needed to boost Latin America's growth, say OECD and ECLAC

    Latin American governments must act now to strengthen growth and development and counter these risks, according to the 2013 Latin American Economic Outlook, jointly produced by the OECD Development Centre and ECLAC.

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  • 6-November-2012


    Development: Finland should not back-track on its aid commitments, says OECD

    Finland is making efforts to improve its development co-operation, sharpening the focus of its efforts and emphasising the importance of human rights.

  • 25-October-2012


    OECD and ATAF strengthen tax co-operation with Africa

    The OECD and the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) have signed a Memorandum of Co-operation, agreeing to work together to improve tax systems in Africa.

  • 4-October-2012


    The International Economic Forum on Africa 2012

    The International Economic Forum on Africa - organised by the OECD Development Centre, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, the UN Development Programme, and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance. This year, the Forum will focus on African youth: training, employment and prospects for the future.

  • 19-June-2012


    Canada’s development aid: focused and effective but should be more generous and efficient

    The strengths of Canada’s development co-operation include its well-respected field presence in its partner countries and its good track record as a constructive partner within the development co-operation and humanitarian communities.

  • 12-June-2012


    Environment: Rio+20 must deliver inclusive green growth, says OECD’s Gurria

    Rio+20 faces challenges that the Rio Earth Summit could not have foreseen: a growing gap between the rich and the poor, a global economic crisis, and some 2 billion more people by 2050 relying on the planets natural resources and the environment.

  • 29-May-2012


    Millennium Development Goals

    A Development Centre Study published by the OECD in April 2012 informs the funding debate of the MDGs and the scope of increased domestic resource mobilisation.

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  • 10-May-2012


    Tax: OECD launches Tax Inspectors Without Borders

    The OECD’s Task Force on Tax and Development, meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, launches Tax Inspectors Without Borders/ Inspecteurs des impôts sans frontières – a new initiative to help developing countries bolster their domestic revenues by making their tax systems fairer and more effective.

  • 24-April-2012


    EU development co-operation: improving but still cumbersome

    The European Union is a major player in global development, co-ordinating coherent actions amongst its 27 member states and providing direct support to developing countries.

  • 4-April-2012


    Development: Aid to developing countries falls because of global recession

    Major donors’ aid to developing countries fell by nearly 3% in 2011, breaking a long trend of annual increases. Disregarding years of exceptional debt relief, this was the first drop since 1997.

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