Reports


  • 18-February-2010

    English

    Resources for companies working in weak governance zones

    This list provides links to resources available to companies working in weak governance zones who are seeking guidance in the areas of: human rights, humanitarian law and security forces; anti-corruption; and fiscal issues.

  • 16-February-2010

    English

    Untying Aid: Is It Working?

    "Untying aid: is it working?" is the first ever independent evaluation of DAC members policies and practices towards untying.

  • 11-February-2010

    English

    ICTs for Development - Improving Policy Coherence

    This publication draws on discussion papers prepared for the workshop Policy Coherence in the Application of Information and Communication Technologies for Development, held on 11-12 September 2009. It examines some of the main challenges in closing the discrepancies in access to ICTs and use of ICTs between countries.

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  • 5-February-2010

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    Weak Governance Zones - Risk Awareness Tool for Multinational Enterprises - OECD

    Weak governance zones are defined as countries where governments are unable or unwilling to assume their responsibilities. Multinational enterprises recognise that they represent some of the most difficult investment environments. This Risk Awareness Tool helps them to identify some of the special risks that arise in these environments, those that are linked to government failures. It covers such topics as obeying the law and

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  • 3-February-2010

    English

    Civil Society and Aid Effectiveness - Findings, Recommendations and Good Practice

    In the Accra Agenda for Action (2008), donors and developing country governments commit to deepening their engagement with civil society organisations (CSOs). Better aid requires a broader understanding of the aid effectiveness agenda and a place for CSOs as development actors in their own right and as aid donors, recipients and partners. This book is a resource for implementing the recommendations on civil society and aid effectiveness emerging from the Accra High Level Forum and its preparatory process. These recommendations address a broad community, including developing country governments, donors, and CSOs from developing and developed countries.

  • 22-January-2010

    English

    Viet Nam - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    This publication presents the results of the first OECD investment policy review of Viet Nam. It finds that, while the progress Viet Nam has achieved in less than two decades in putting into place a legal framework and implementing policies that mobilise private investment, has been remarkable, challenges remain to accelerating to economic and social progress.

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  • 22-January-2010

    English

    ICTs for Development - Improving Policy Coherence

    Information communication technologies (ICTs) are crucial to reducing poverty, improving access to health and education services and creating new sources of income and employment for the poor. Being able to access and use ICTs has become a major factor in driving competitiveness, economic growth and social development. In the last decade, ICTs, particularly mobile phones, have also opened up new channels for the free flow of ideas and opinions, thereby promoting democracy and human rights.

    The OECD and infoDev joined forces at a workshop on 10-11 September 2009 to examine some of the main challenges in reducing the discrepancies in access to ICTs and use of ICTs between developing countries. The workshop discussed best practices for more coherent and collaborative approaches in support of poverty reduction and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

    There is much work to be done on improving policy coherence and there is a need to engage more actively with partner countries. Making the most of ICTs requires that they are seen as part of innovation for development, rather than just another development tool.

    This publication examines access to ICTs, as a precondition to their use; broadband Internet access and governments' role in making it available; developments in mobile payments; ICT security issues; ICTs for improving environmental performance; and the relative priority of ICTs in education. 

    For more information

    The OECD/infoDev workshop on ICTs for Development: www.oecd.org/ICT/4D

    OECD work on Policy Coherence for Development: www.oecd.org/development/policycoherence

    infoDev: www.infoDev.org

  • 15-January-2010

    English

    Creditor Reporting System 2009: Aid Activities in Support of Agriculture

    This publication presents comprehensive statistics on aid flows to agriculture. The analysis covers the years 2002-2007, including trends in donors’ aid, geographical focus of flows, and a broader picture of donors’ short and long term interventions to address food security issues.

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  • 11-January-2010

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    Policy Coherence in the Application of Information and Communication Technologies for Development

    extract from forthcoming infoDev/ OECD publication on ICTs for development

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  • 4-December-2009

    English

    India - Investment Policy Review - OECD

    The Investment Policy Review of India charts India's progress in developing an effective policy framework to promote investment for development, especially since the acceleration of economic reform from 1991 onward. It focuses on policies towards investment, trade, competition and other elements of the business environment. Finally, it outlines some of the challenges of implementing national-level reforms at state level.

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