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Social and legal discrimination against women remains a major obstacle to economic development in emerging and developing countries, according to the latest edition of OECD’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI).
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.
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.
Increased domestic resource mobilization is widely accepted as crucial for countries to successfully meet the challenges of development and achieve higher living standards for all their people.
Una mayor movilización de los recursos domésticos se considera normalmente fundamental para que los países puedan afrontar con éxito los desafíos del desarrollo y alcanzar mayores niveles de vida para todos sus habitantes.
Though the economic crisis has forced Spain to cut public spending in the past year, including to development co-operation, its aid has almost doubled since 2003. Spain still has plans to meet the international target of committing 0.7% of its gross national income to development aid.
New data show that the member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated up to USD 22.9 billion, or 15% of total official development assistance (ODA), to climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries in 2010.
According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to grow by another 50% in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3-6 degree increase of average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action, says OECD Secretary-General.
This publication is the product of a joint effort by the Development Development Centre of the OECD and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), undertaken in order to analyse the role of the State in the economic growth and development of Latin American and Caribbean countries. The questions the outlook exposes are: What should be the main elements of the reform of the State in Latin America and the
Most G20 governments have put in place new restrictive trade measures over the past six months but have on the whole honoured their pledge to keep international investment open in the wake of the crisis.