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This briefing paper was prepared jointly by the APF Support Unit and the NEPAD Secretariat. The policy messages were drawn from “Gender and Economic Empowerment in Africa”, a paper presented to the Meeting of the Africa Partnership Forum in Berlin, in May 2007.
This year’s peer review of Canada’s development co-operation programme highlights Canada’s renewed commitment to Africa; a promising approach toward fragile states, such as Haiti and Afghanistan; initiatives to make Canadian aid more effective, focusing on accountability and explaining results to the Canadian public and parliament; and strong commitment to good humanitarian donorship (GHD). Canada still faces some challenges,
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OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurrìa outlines his views on current challenges facing the international investment policy community in the introductory chapter of the 2007 edition of International Investment Perspectives.
In July 2007, Egypt became the 40th country to adhere to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The adherents to the Declaration commit to providing national treatment to foreign investors and promoting responsible international business conduct. During this process, Egypt undertook a thorough review by OECD members of its international investment policies using the Policy Framework for
Using the Methodology for the Assessment of Procurement Systems countries benchmarked their systems against internationally recognised best practices. These reports document progress towards better public procurement systems
The European Commission, on behalf of the EC, disbursed some USD 10 billion in official development assistance (ODA) in 2006, making it the sixth largest donor amongst the members of the OECD's Development Assistance Commitee (DAC).
At the 2009 Meeting of the Council at Ministerial Level (24-25 June) Ministers were briefed about the progress made in Policy Coherence at the OECD.
Following the recommendations of the last DAC peer review in 2007, Denmark has made good progress in almost all areas of the development aid. It is working with fragile states and advancing international approaches to understanding and managing risks.
Set against the background of the changes in aid delivery, this report examines practices and institutional approaches to gender equality and women’s empowerment in OECD DAC members’ development co-operation agencies. It presents the key findings and conclusions of a study conducted in 2006.
Freedom of Investment, Investment Environment, and Social Responsibility was one of the key themes at the annual summit of the Group of Eight leading industrialised nations (G8) which took place in Heiligendamm, Germany, from 6-8 June 2007. The G8 Summit Declaration called for continuation of the OECD Investment Committee's project on Freedom of Investment, National Security and "Strategic" Industries, additional non-member adherences