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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.
Economic growth has played a major role in lifting people out of poverty. However, there is increasing evidence that many of these people did not move up to the middle classes but into an intermediate state of “vulnerability”. Poverty continues to affect millions of people around the world, said OECD Secretary-General.
In a large majority of OECD countries, wage gaps widened and household income inequality increased during the three decades prior to the crisis. Inequalities have also been growing in many emerging economies and developing countries, despite their fast growth over the last years, said OECD Secretary-General.
The Aid for Trade Initiative is trying to help least developing countries build their supply-side capacity and trade-related infrastructure so that they can further reap the benefits of trade, said OECD Secretary-General.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría outlined the OECD’s Contribution to International Development: Knowledge Sharing and Policy Coherence at the Joint Centre for Global Development/Africa All United Kingdom Parliamentary Group side event to the High Level Meeting Development Assistance Committee Meeting on “Europe: Aid and Beyond” in London.
Secretary-General Angel Gurría launched the 2012 Development Co-operation Report “Lessons in linking sustainability and development” at the 48th High Level Meeting of the Development Assistance Committee in London.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría opens the OECD Global Forum on Agriculture 2012 held in Paris.
- Agricultural policies and support
As keynote, Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses participants at the 2012 Canning Conference focusing on "Latin America on the Global Stage" held in London. He stresses the role of SMEs and the need for inclusive growth with reduced inequality as the way forward.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría addresses the 4th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy on "Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making" in New Delhi to discuss how fundamental goals can be translated into policy practice.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and J. Brian Atwood, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee outline the progress made on the Busan Partnership and the challenges that lie ahead in supporting developing country inclusive growth and resilience.