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Development Centre Newsletter - November/December 2013


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Interrelations between public policies, migration
and development

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On 23 October the OECD Development Centre launched the OECD project Interrelations between public policies, migration and development at the “Forum National sur Migration et Développement”, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The forum served as a platform for government representatives, international organisations, academia and civil society to discuss the migration-development nexus in Haiti. Despite the large diaspora of Haitians living outside the country, the migration dimension has so far been largely ignored in country development strategies. The forum resulted in a roadmap for possible ways to incorporate migration into development planning. The aim of the OECD project is to enhance the capacity of partner countries to take migration into account in the design and implementation of public policies and development strategies. The launch marked the first step in the implementation of the project, with Haiti as one of ten partner countries.

The Development Centre is organising three events on migration and development this week from 4 to 6 December:

- Workshop on Strengthening the Migration-Development Nexus through Improved Policy and Institutional Coherence (KNOMAD)

- Seminar on migration and development with Professor Paul Collier

- Conference on interrelations between public policies, migration and development

Follow the conferences live on Twitter: @OECD_Centre #MigrationDev

Network on Global Value Chains and Development

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Our economies are increasingly interconnected. Goods and services are designed, developed, tested and produced through global production networks where specialised suppliers interact on a global scale. The OECD, the Korean Development Institute (KDI) and the Costa Rica Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) are promoting a new OECD Network on Global Value Chains (GVCs) and Development. They met in San José, Costa Rica on 15 October to discuss the new challenges and opportunities generated by the global re-organisation of production, innovation and trade.

Today, the OECD estimates that intermediate inputs represent 56% of world goods trade and 73% of global services. Understanding the changing nature of the global organisation of production and trade is key to designing and implementing better policies to promote an inclusive, sustainable and job-rich growth through increased participation in global value chains. In addition to a transparent and predictable trade environment, targeted policies to promote innovation and technological development, infrastructure upgrading, access to finance for domestic companies, attraction of FDI, and skills are key components in promoting participation and upgrading in GVCs. Certifications and investment in branding were also mentioned as key enablers to determine the capacity of companies to move up the value chains.

Developing principles for effective philanthropic engagement

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At its meeting on 24 and 25 October, the OECD Global Network of Foundations Working for Development netFWD initiated the development of a set of principles for effective philanthropic engagement. The principles, that will be reviewed at the next Ministerial Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation’s that will be held in Mexico in April 2014. They will seek to enable and enhance co-operation between foundations and other development stakeholders in addressing global development challenges.

Stemming from discussions initiated with the UN around the role of foundations in the post-2015 context, the idea of a set of principles has evolved greatly over the past few months and has brought into life a dynamic partnership of netFWD, WINGS, EFC and a number of foundations that guides the dialogue and consultations around the future Principles of Effective Philanthropic Engagement.

This Month

Interrelations between public policies, migration and development

Network on Global Value Chains and Development

Developing principles for effective philanthropic engagement


Upcoming Events

• Paris, 4-5/12/2013

Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD)

• Paris, 5-6/12/2013

International conference: Interrelations between public policies, migration and development

• Paris, 5/12/2013
Seminar on migration and development with Professor Paul Collier

Did you know?

… the special thematic edition of the African Economic Outlook 2013 is now available to download

… the country notes of the The Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India 2014 are now available

The Wire

El País

Construyendo puentes para Iberoamérica

Center for Global Development

Building a Foundation for DIBs: Why Philanthropists Should Get Involved

The Guardian

Live chat: tackling inequality in middle income countries


China investing in Africa manufacturing and service sectors

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