The balance of economic power is shifting. Countries that were once poor are becoming economic powerhouses. Yet poverty persists worldwide, depriving billions of people of basic necessities and the prospects of creating a better life. How are we responding to this challenge? This book explores the multi-faceted world of aid and development co-operation – a range of global, and sometimes contested, efforts aimed at reducing the impact of poverty. It traces the history of these efforts, explains where they come from and where they are going, and asks whether they are achieving as much as they could. It also examines some of the ways in which development efforts can be made more effective in achieving lasting benefits through good governance and the creation of a deeper partnership between developed and developing countries. And it looks at how the economic emergence of countries like China and India is bringing a new dynamic to development co-operation.
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This report reviews the Korean experience in fostering industrialisation and technological catching up, highlighting the reforms and policies that have been put in place to address regional development.
Over the period 2006 to 2010 capacity development was treated as a special topic in a total of 19 peer reviews in recognition of its increasing importance in development co-operation. In addition, how DAC members work to support capacity development in their partner countries has been discussed in many other peer reviews under the heading of aid effectiveness. This booklet draws out some common themes or lessons regarding capacity development from these peer reviews, including technical co-operation which is one of the main forms of DAC members’ assistance to partner countries. The lessons are focused on how DAC members can reform their technical co-operation and other practices to better support partners to develop their own capacity. The booklet includes examples of DAC members’ practices and experiences, and sketches out the challenges donors still face as they move towards better support for capacity development.
This report is about partnerships between DAC members and civil society organisations (CSOs) which can serve many purposes. These include supporting the vital role that CSOs play in enabling people to claim their rights, in promoting rights-based approaches, in shaping development policies and partnerships and in overseeing their implementation, in providing services in areas that are complementary to those provided by states and in contributing to and raising public awareness
about global development challenges and results.
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This report highlights progress achieved in i) mainstreaming the Strategy across the organisation, and ii) enhancing the level of engagement through the 14 projects and cross-cutting areas. It concludes with a set of proposals how to move forward with the Strategy’s implementation.
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At the OECD’s 50th Anniversary Council Meeting at Ministerial level (MCM), Ministers e endorsed a strategic mandated the OECD to design a Strategy on Development which is consistent with the Organisation’s founding mandate to promote development within and beyond its membership.
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This framework paper sets out the key elements of an OECD Strategy for Development which was endorsed at the OECD's 50th Anniversary Council Meeting at Ministerial level in 2012.
A Development Centre Study published by the OECD in April 2012 informs the funding debate of the MDGs and the scope of increased domestic resource mobilisation.
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The main goal of the Strategy is to strengthen OECD’s contributions to “higher and more inclusive growth in the widest array of countries”, making full use of the OECD evidence-based approaches to improve policy making and economic reform for developing and developed countries.
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This document sets out a summary of the 2012 SIGI framework and methodology, the overall rankings for 2012, analysis for each region and an overview of how the SIGI can be used.