After a decade of growth, African countries are facing a more challenging outlook, notably with commodity prices on the way down and interest rates on the way up. But our latest African Economic Outlook shows that growth is picking up, at 3.4% in 2017, up from 2.2% in 2016.
I am delighted to join you in Berlin for the launch of the 2017 African Economic Outlook: Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation. This is the 16th edition in our annual series, one of the many fruits of our partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB). Its release today is a good opportunity to reflect on strengthening our work with African countries ahead of the G20 Africa Summit.
It is my great pleasure to participate in today’s EMnet meeting on Latin America. I am particularly honoured to welcome His Excellency Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala, to this event with our network of multinationals working in emerging markets. The topic of our discussion is both timely and relevant: “Navigating Uncertainty: Strategies for Innovation and Growth”.
Es un placer participar una vez más en la apertura del Foro Económico Internacional para América Latina y el Caribe. Nos da mucho gusto hacerlo con una nueva administración francesa que ha traído un nuevo entusiasmo a Europa, pero también a otras regiones amigas que quieren ver a una Europa unida y abierta, como es el caso de América Latina y el Caribe.
I'm delighted to be with you today to shine the spotlight on people-centred innovation and what that means for growth and development in Africa.
OECD Secretary-General's written statement on the need for collective responsibility to deliver the 2030 Agenda, highlighting that international co-operation must be stepped up to maximise the impact of record-high ODA flows, and create new development partnership tools that allow for holistic and inclusive approaches to common global challenges.
I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD, and to Paris, for this year’s Global Forum on Development. Now in its twelfth year, the Forum draws on expertise from across the OECD, including its Development Centre, the Development Co-operation Directorate, the Sahel and West Africa Club, and beyond.
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Closing remarks by Mr Gunter Nooke at the Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development that took place on 30 November and 1 December 2016
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Welcoming remarks by H.E. Mr Pierre Duquesne, Seventh Plenary Meeting of the Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based development that took place on 30 November and 1 December 2016
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Welcoming remarks given by Mr. Ryotaro Suzuki, Minister, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Delegation of Japan to the OECD at the Seventh Plenary PD-NR Meeting