Adequate infrastructure is necessary for sustainable economic and social development. However investment in infrastructure in most developing and emerging economies needs to be substantially increased. This paper draws on 22 OECD Investment Policy Reviews undertaken in such economies and identifies policy options to enhance the enabling environment for infrastructure investment.
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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role for economic activity and fulfil a number of public policy functions, particularly in developing countries. Ensuring that they are competitive and efficient is therefore crucial for economic and sustainable development.
While New Zealand is a comparatively small donor, it boasts an internationally-recognised aid programme with specific understanding of the unique Pacific context. It is seen as a flexible and predictable humanitarian donor.
This note describes some of the major implications and opportunities presented by the new agenda, and the implications for the OECD and its Members in policy formulation, implementation, measuring and monitoring. It gives examples of the contributions the OECD could make to support, monitor, and review progress towards the SDGs to 2030 by drawing on a range of existing policy instruments, dialogue platforms and indicators.
From numbers to meaning – what stories do the data tell us? Access our major reports covering global aid and development flows plus major in-depth studies by sector, type of aid and recipient groups.
The NEPAD-OECD Africa Investment Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of African countries to design and implement reforms that improve their business climate and raise the profile of Africa as an investment destination.
A new dialogue platform to act as an ‘umbrella’ for Africa’s rapidly expanding international partnerships was endorsed by African countries at both the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Heads of State and Government Committee and the African Union (AU) Summit in Malabo in June 2014 (conclusions of the Summit).
Built on an earlier concept of “core” aid, we have developed the concept of country programmable aid (CPA). CPA is much closer than ODA to capturing the flows of aid that goes to the partner country.
Austria should set a timeframe to increase its aid budget in line with a pledge to allocate 0.7% of its gross national income (GNI) to development aid, according to an OECD Review.
The OECD Multi-dimensional Country Reviews are underpinned by a conceptual framework which promotes a holistic conception of development, advocates policy advice based on a diagnostic approach, and which requires issues to be examined from multiple dimensions rather than along sectoral lines.