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The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 has far-reaching implications for employment around the world. The slowdown in economic activity can be expected to raise unemployment, reduce international labour mobility and lead to an increase in informal employment.
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In a time of global economic downturn, governments are increasingly looking for ways to ensure that their resources are used effectively. Managing for Development Results (MfDR) has emerged as a centrepiece of global efforts to improve the effectiveness of public resources.
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The prospects for developing countries are shaped by a wide range of issues. Domestic questions of governance and politics are important, but there are also a number of externally-driven issues. Aid is one, but there are many more. As a result of globalisation, “beyond aid” issues such as trade, migration, investment, climate change, security and technology play an increasingly important role in shaping the prospects of developing
Los resúmenes temáticos de la red GENDERNET exploran la igualdad de género, el empoderamiento de las mujeres y la cooperatiòn por el desarollo.
The policy briefs prepared by the DAC Network on Gender Equality highlights the importance of addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
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Adapting to change is vital for success in the modern global economy, for individuals, companies, industries and regions. New technologies breed new industries, and freer trade leads to new markets as well as global competition. “Structural adjustment” or adaptation to structural change is necessary for economies to reap the benefits of new technologies and emerging market opportunities. But such structural change can create losers as
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Agriculture plays a central role in economic growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. Although aid remains an important driver for development, including rural development, mutually supportive policies across a wide range of economic, social and environmental issues are needed to support development and poverty reduction.Policy incoherences are actions that reduce growth prospects in developing countries and undermine aid
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Democratic governments want policies that are in the best interest of their citizens. But how can they – and their voters – be sure they are making the right choices? One answer is by learning from the experience of others. Among the OECD’s core strengths is its ability to offer its 30 members a framework to compare experiences and examine “best practices” in a host of areas from economic policy to environmental protection.OECD peer
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Private investment is essential for ensuring economic growth, sustainable development and poverty reduction. It increases the productive capacity of an economy, drives job creation, brings innovation and new technologies, and boosts income growth. But the amount of private investment, particularly in African and developing economies, falls short of development needs. And the benefits of investment in emerging and transition economies
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The most effective way to make trade work for development and poverty reduction is for countries to agree on much improved market access under the Doha round of talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambitious trade liberalisation can generate more gains for developing countries than any other area of international economic co-operation or development assistance.These arguments are a familiar theme of the Doha discussion. But