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IOB - 2013: Public-Private Partnerships in developing countries - A systematic literature review
This day-long workshop will bring together the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) and the OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation, along with other key actors and development finance institutions, to share experiences on evaluating private sector-oriented development co-operation.
L'aide au développement a reculé de 4 % en valeur réelle en 2012, après avoir baissé de 2 % en 2011. Dans plusieurs pays, la poursuite de la crise financière et des turbulences dans la zone euro a conduit les pouvoirs publics à donner un tour de vis budgétaire, décision qui a eu un impact direct sur l'aide versée aux pays pauvres.
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Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development, Summary for Policy makers
Le Forum mondial annuel de l’OCDE sur le développement traitera des moyens de lutter contre la pauvreté et de promouvoir la cohésion sociale. Le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría, ainsi que M. Olusengun Obasanjo, ancien Président du Nigeria, ouvrira le Forum le jeudi 4 avril à 13h00. Le Président du Comité d’aide au développement, M. Eric Solheim, sera également à leurs côtés.
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The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) has completed its Development Effectiveness Review of the Asian Development Bank.
Secteurs de travail
Tax revenues provide governments with funds to invest in development, relieve poverty, deliver public services and build the physical and social infrastructure for long-term growth. Moreover, there are mutually beneficial links between taxation and good governance. Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems highlights how taxation can have a positive effect on the quality of governance and a government’s relationship with citizens and, in turn, how good governance can have a positive effect on compliance and revenue mobilisation.
How can international assistance providers, including OECD members, international and regional organisations, support the development of tax systems in developing countries? Tax and Development: Aid Modalities for Strengthening Tax Systems provides practical guidance for policy makers and practitioners based on the results of an extensive literature review, a survey of aid agency officials and six country case studies (Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, and Tanzania). It examines the aid instruments that donors use to assist developing countries including general and sector budget support, basket financing, stand-alone bilateral aid and funding South-South organisations. The strengths and weaknesses of each modality for supporting tax systems are identified, and some 50 recommendations to support the development of effective, efficient and growth-oriented tax systems in developing countries are provided.
By 2015, half of the world’s people living on less than USD 1.25 a day will be in fragile states. While poverty has decreased globally, progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 is slower in fragile states than in other developing countries. Fragile states are also off-track to meet the rest of the MDGs by 2015.
Fragile situations became a central concern of the international development and security agenda in the 1990s. Since then, powerful forces have been influencing the causes and manifestations of fragility, including the combination of democratic aspirations, new technologies, demographic shifts and climate change. The last five years have been especially tumultuous, encompassing the 2008 food, fuel and financial crisis and the Arab Spring, which began in 2011.These events have influenced the international debate on the nature, relevance and implications of fragility. While situations of fragility clearly have common elements – including poverty, inequality and vulnerability – how can we make sense of the great diversity in their national income, endowment in natural resources or historical trajectories? How do we move towards a more substantive concept of fragility that goes beyond a primary focus on the quality of government policies and institutions to include a broader picture of the economy and society? This publication takes stock of i) the evolution of fragility as a concept, ii) analyses of financial flows to and within fragile states between 2000 and 2010, and iii) trends and issues that are likely to shape fragility in the years to come.
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DAC Evaluation Network's Newsletter for Mars 2013