On April 26-27, 2010 the Asia & Pacific Desk joined the Partnership Unit to organise DevCom Seminar “Aid Effectiveness & Regional Economic Integration” in Hanoi, Vietnam.
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Proposed by the Development Centre in Istanbul this network will bring together institutes of economic studies throughout the Black Sea area. Further discussions between potential members will be held throughout 2010, leading to the formal creation of the Network in January, 2011.
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Black Sea and Central Asia Initiative Co-ordinator Colm Foy presented the Eurasian Competitiveness Programme and Central Asia Inititative at the International Conference “Outcomes of Anti-Crisis Programs&Priorities of Postcrisis Development” in Tashkent on 12 April 2010.
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On 11 March, 2010 in Istanbul the Experts’ meeting brought together authors from the 6 countries targeted for special Development Centre Working Paper reports : Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine to discuss work in progress with the Paris combined team and local experts.
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Is South America cursed by its natural resources? Does China’s penetration of the region renew the region’s comparative advantage in natural resources? Does South America’s trade specialisation stand in the way of regional integration? This paper tries to answer these questions.
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Challenges for Private Sector Development in the Black Sea and Caspian Region were discussed at the OECD Eurasia Private Sector Forum Workshop held in Istanbul, Turkey on 11 March, 2010.
The US dollar has been the dominant reserve currency for several decades, accounting for about two-thirds of global reserves, but change on international markets is under way. Are the Chinese reminbi or the Euro going to overtake the US Dollar as the world's currency of reference?
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The main drivers of economic globalization have historically been Western developed countries, and as
The ASEAN Secretariat and the OECD Development Centre will launch a collaborative project on the occasion of the 2nd OECD-Southeast Asia Regional Forum entitled “Enhancing Competitiveness through Regional Integration” which took place on 29 April 2009.
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Southeast Asian Economic Outlook