Reports


  • 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

  • 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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  • 15-January-2010

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    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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  • 4-December-2009

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    OECD-India co-operation in the field of international investment

    The first OECD investment policy review of India is a landmark in the growing co-operation and enhanced engagement between India and the OECD. While the OECD is responsible for its contents, India participated wholeheartedly in the preparatory work at many levels of government and over the whole period from conception to completion.

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  • 3-December-2009

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    Contracting Out Government Functions and Services - Emerging Lessons from Post-Conflict and Fragile Situations

    This second volume of the Partnership for Democratic Governance Series investigates whether ‘contracting out’ core government functions and services has been conducive to capacity development. Each case study discusses the evidence and emerging lessons of contracting out in fragile and post-conflict situations.

    The chapters contained in this publication first appeared as contributions to the Partnership for Democratic Governance's collaborative online platform, PDF Online. Through this platform, users are able to post comments on discussion papers, send messages to the authors and easily find ifnormation relevant to the topics covered in this publication. To join the PDG Online Community, please visit www.pdg-online.org.

    Selected as a 2009 Notable Document by the American Library Association Government Documents Round Table.

  • 24-November-2009

    English

    Italy - OECD Peer Review of Development Co-operation, 2014

    Italian Official Development assistance, or ODA, decreased steadily between 2008 and 2012, due in part to pressures from the economic crisis, but it rose in 2013.

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  • 24-November-2009

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    Perspectivas Económicas de América Latina 2010

    La transformación de los patrones de migración internacional influirá en la incidencia de la crisis en América Latina. La migración internacional puede y debe ayudar a promover un acceso legal y más flexible de los migrantes a los mercados de trabajo, que responda a la demanda del mercado.

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  • 23-November-2009

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    Latin American Economic Outlook 2010

    The Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 analyses the impact of the economic crisis in Latin America with a focus on migrations and remittances flows

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