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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.
Emergence of global value chains strengthens Aid for Trade Initiative, OECD says
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.
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.
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