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What is sustainable development and why is it important? Most people support the idea of sustainable development, but without fully understanding what it is. Most would agree that it implies a better balance between economic, environmental and social goals, and greater fairness in distributing the gains from growth among people and countries. It also concerns preserving the environment and natural resources as a basis for progress.
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This Policy Brief describes some of the many channels of communication that are open for productive dialogue between the OECD and civil society.
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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.
Key documents, publications and guidelines published by the Network.
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While the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are broadly supported, their financing remains problematic.
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Why are policy makers interested in Public-Private-Partnerships? The urban water sector presents difficult economic and political choices for governments. The provision of water and sanitation services has undoubtedly reduced disease and yielded ...
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Developing countries, emerging economies and countries in transition increasingly see foreign direct investment (FDI) as a source of economic development and modernisation, income growth and employment. Countries have liberalised their FDI regime...
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OECD Member countries face a number of environmental challenges, including the protection of the ozone layer, local air quality, acidification and eutrophication, water supply and water quality, waste management and biodiversity losses. An issue ...
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The DAC High Level Meeting in April 2001 adopted a Recommendation on untying aid to the least developed countries. This Policy Brief sets out the background to this agreement.