Reports


  • 11-June-2013

    English

    Aid for Trade in Action

    History has shown that openness to trade is a key ingredient for economic success and for improved living standards. But simply opening the economy to international trade is not enough. Developing countries – especially the least developed – require help in building their trade-related capacities in terms of information, policies, procedures, institutions and infrastructure, so as to compete effectively in the global economy. Aid for trade aims to help countries overcome the supply-side constraints that inhibit their ability to benefit from market access opportunities. The almost 300 case stories show clear results of how aid-for-trade programmes are helping developing countries to build human, institutional and infrastructure capacity to integrate into regional and global markets and to make good use of trade opportunities. Together, these stories are a rich and varied source of information on the results of aid for trade activities – an indication of the progress achieved by the Aid-for-Trade Initiative.

  • 5-June-2013

    English

    Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

    Green growth is vital to secure a brighter, more sustainable future for developing countries. Developing countries will pay a high price for failing to tackle local and global environmental threats because they are more dependent on natural resources and are more vulnerable to resources scarcity and natural disasters.

    This book presents evidence that green growth is the only way to sustain growth and development over the long-term. Green growth does not replace sustainable development, but is a means to achieve it. Green growth values natural assets, which are essential to the well-being and livelihoods of people in developing countries, and if policies are designed to respond to the needs of the poorest, green growth can contribute to poverty reduction and social equity.

    Building on experience with green growth policies in developing countries and extensive consultations with developing country stakeholders, this report provides a twin-track approach with agendas for national and international action. It responds to developing country concerns about the technical challenges arising from early efforts to “go green” and documents a wealth of examples from developing countries. Green growth objectives and policies will need to be mainstreamed into every government objective and most importantly, into national budgets. Green growth policies can use untapped opportunities to boost domestic fiscal revenues and attract quality investment for years to come. International co-operation is needed to help mitigate the short-term costs that may be associated with pursuing green growth. International flows of money, trade and technology know-how is vital to encourage pursuit of green growth in developing countries.

  • 5-June-2013

    English

    Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development

    This publication explains why green growth is vital to secure a more sustainable future for developing countries. Covering 74 policies and measures from 37 countries and 5 regional initiatives, this publication outlines an action-oriented twin-track agenda to guide national and international policies and practices to successfully tackle green growth.

  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 947kb

    Progress Report on the Implementation of the OECD Strategy on Development

    Document C/MIN(2013)11 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013

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  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 2,471kb

    The OECD's Global Relations

    Document C/MIN(2013)13 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013

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  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 1,922kb

    A Framework for the Establishment of Country Programmes

    Document C/MIN(2013)12 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level 2013 - Paris,29-30 May 2013

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  • 3-June-2013

    English, PDF, 333kb

    Establishment of a Southeast Asia Regional Programme

    Document C/MIN(2013)14 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - paris, 29-30 May 2013

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  • 31-May-2013

    English, PDF, 571kb

    Overview Paper on the Implementation of the OECD Strategy on Development

    Document C/MIN(2013)10 from the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level - Paris, 29-30 May 2013

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  • 22-May-2013

    English, PDF, 3,089kb

    Better Policies for Development In Focus 2013: Policy Coherence for Development and Global Food Security

    The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet more than one person in seven still goes hungry. This report explores ways in which more coherent policies in advanced and developing countries alike, as well as globally, can contribute to address the multiple dimensions of global food security and reduce hunger worldwide.

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  • 22-May-2013

    English

    Succeeding with Trade Reforms - The Role of Aid for Trade

    Succeeding with Trade Reforms: The Role of Aid for Trade highlights the potential of aid for trade to boost economic growth and reduce poverty, while discussing the various reasons why it may not be realised. In so doing, this book draws lessons for the design of aid-for-trade projects and programmes and for increasing their effectiveness. Building on this analysis, the book also quantifies the binding constraints to trade in developing countries and the importance of complementary and compatible policies (such as education, governance, business environment and macroeconomic stability) to maximise the impact of trade reforms on trade and economic growth.
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