Speeches / Presentations


  • 1-December-2016

    English

    Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation - closing remarks

    While the SDG Summit was the “what” conference, the last two days have been the “how” conference. By 2030, we need to end extreme poverty. We need to have made a dent on all poverty. And we should be well on the way to eradicating it altogether.

  • 30-November-2016

    English

    Moving forward: How effective development can deliver the 2030 Agenda - remarks at Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation 2nd high-level meeting

    As I mentioned at the opening of our conference, we need to go from billions to trillions when it comes to development finance. The Global Partnership provides a strong platform for bringing together the wide range of actors to make that happen.

  • 30-November-2016

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    Second High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation - opening remarks

    The urgency of sustainable development is evident in all countries. Shifts in wealth, power and growth challenge traditional development models. At the same time, we see new players, new ideas and new sources of finance. Developing countries are increasingly using taxes and remittances to finance their own development. In Africa alone in absolute numbers, tax revenues dwarf official development assistance by more than ten times.

  • 8-October-2016

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    World Bank/IMF October 2016 meetings: Written statement for the Development Committee

    By adapting and continuously strengthening its analysis, data, knowledge and tools, the OECD stands ready to help deliver the 2030 Agenda. The international community must work together to deliver the best outcomes for the world’s most vulnerable populations. This will be challenging, but we must act now. Hand in hand, it can be done.

  • 8-October-2016

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    Remarks at Millennium Challenge Corporation-OECD event: Joining Forces to Catalyse Investments in the Developing World

    An African proverb says that "if you want to go fast, go alone. But, if you want to go far, go together". Working together, we can design, develop and deliver better policies for better lives in developing and emerging countries.

  • 29-September-2016

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    Africa Forum 2016: African Cities for African Development - opening remarks

    In the next five years, it is estimated that the world’s population will increase by more than 400 million. 90% of this increase is projected to occur in urban areas and Africa is a crucial part of this unprecedented story. The continent will become more urban than rural in the next 15 years.

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  • 22-September-2016

    English

    Briefing on "States of Fragility 2016"

    As we strengthen our resolve to address the refugee crisis, the focus on providing short-term assistance, and medium-term resettlement options must not distract us from working on the longer-term issues at the heart of what drives these people from their homes in the first place: fear, conflict, and violence.

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  • 18-September-2016

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    Remarks at OECD-UN Habitat event on Africa: The New Urban Agenda

    The size of Africa’s urban population almost doubled in the last decade, growing from 237 million in 1995 to 472 million in 2015. We expect that it will almost double again by 2035. Already by 2020, Africa will have the second highest number of urban dwellers in the world after Asia.

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  • 18-September-2016

    English

    Leveraging the SDGs: Delivering access to justice for all

    The Sustainable Development Goals give us a unique opportunity. The road to 2030 might be a long one, but the OECD will be there every step of the way. It is in this spirit that the OECD and OSF invited you here tonight: together we will look to develop the measures, uncover the evidence, and identify the policies that will deliver better access to justice.

  • 3-June-2016

    Spanish

    Apertura del Foro Económico Internacional de América Latina y el Caribe 2016

    El desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe no es un suceso es un proceso. La mayor parte de los países de la región está avanzando en este proceso, impulsando reformas estructurales muy importantes, pero la clave está en la implementación.

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