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  • 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.

  • 25-January-2012


    Rising tax revenues: a key to economic development in Latin American countries

    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.

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  • 25-January-2012


    Aumento de ingresos fiscales: elemento clave para el desarrollo económico en América Latina

    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.

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  • 9-January-2012


    Spain’s development aid much improved, but still needs more focus

    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.

  • 6-December-2011


    Environment: Climate change aid up to USD 22.9 billion in 2010, says OECD’s Gurría

    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.

  • 24-November-2011


    Environment: Political courage in Durban needed to combat climate change, says OECD’s Gurría

    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.

  • 28-October-2011


    Launch of the 2012 Latin American Economic Outlook: Transforming the State for Development

    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

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