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During the lunch break there will be an informal presentation by the Secretariat for new members of the network. The session will provide a brief overview of the network’s current work, key resources and ways of working, focusing on how members can participate in and benefit from being part of the network. There will also be time for member questions and discussion.
We need to design a new vision, a new agenda and a unique post-2015 framework addressing economic, social and environmental challenges in a more integrated manner, said Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee.
Today, the region’s economic outlook is rather promising, but they should be no cause for complacency as Africa is still facing multiple economic and social challenges.
We must finish what we started with the current set of MDGs. This requires a significant acceleration of our efforts, given the highly uneven progress across countries, regions and goals, said OECD Secretary-General.
Domestic resource mobilisation or “helping countries help themselves more effectively” is vital to the success of future global development efforts and is one of the four main pillars of the OECD’s Strategy on Development, said OECD Secretary-General.
Development aid policies have helped developing countries reduce extreme poverty, strengthen institutional frameworks and develop a middle class. But there are still 2.4 billion people living in poverty and inequalities in many countries are still at record levels, and in some cases rising, said OECD Secretary-General.
It is both impressive and inspiring to see how far Slovakia has come. Prior to 2004, the Slovak Republic was eligible to receive development assistance, now, in less than a decade; it is becoming a provider of development co-operation, said OECD Secretary-General.
We have come a long way since 2005, when we launched the Aid for Trade initiative in Hong Kong at the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference. Each successive global review has deepened our analysis and broadened our understanding of the dynamics of aid, trade, development and their interaction. In parallel, more and more partner countries and donors have come on board as the tangible results of our efforts become apparent.
Apoyar el emprendimiento y la incorporación de las PYMES latinoamericanas a las cadenas de valor mundial debe ser una de las principales políticas de desarrollo en estos países. Las PYMES son uno de los instrumentos más eficaces de redistribución del ingreso y combate a la pobreza, dijo el Secretario General de la OCDE, Angel Gurría.
To sustain future growth, many developing countries are exploring new opportunities through industrial policies to move up value chains, attract foreign direct investment (FDI), increase South-South trade, and tap new markets created by the emerging middle class, said OECD Secretary-General.