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Gender equality and women’s rights are essential to achieving the unfinished business of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It is time to back up political promises with action and resources. Increased investments in five key areas will have catalytic effects on the lives of women and girls, and accelerate development progress beyond 2015.
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The main messages of this Policy Brief "Transforming social institutions to prevent violence against women and girls and improve development outcomes" are that reducing violence against women matters for development; laws alone will not reduce violence against women; public awareness and community mobilisation programmes as well as economic support for women and incentives are necessary.
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International engagement in fragile and transitional contexts presents significant risks for donors and implementing partners but holds the potential for even higher rewards in terms of improved results and outcomes.
This year, for the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) includes in its aid data grants made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in global health.
In 2010, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) provided whole-of-government reporting of its aid flows at the activity level to the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), making it the first country outside the DAC’s membership to report in such detail.
The Issues Brief series on Capacity Development focuses on the central challenges and discussions policy makers and practicioners face in the field.
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OECD-WTO brief on Aid for Trade: Is It Working?
The concept of country programmable aid aims to provide a better estimate of the volume of resources transferred to developing countries. This brief asks: how is this concept defined, how useful is it, and what can be done to make it better?
There is no single way in which countries can agree on how to make their development more effective, and make these decisions stick. This brief asks: how can this situation be improved?
This Issues Brief sheds light on who the donors beyond the DAC are and how much they are giving. It describes the principles that guide their co-operation and distinguish them from DAC donors.