Myanmar faces a crucial few years to come to ignite economic growth and embark on a higher, more sustainable and more equitable development trajectory. The challenge is even more important as the country’s population will start ageing in 2017, says the Multi-dimensional Review of Myanmar: Initial Assessment which was launched by the OECD and UNESCAP in Yangon.
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Fiscal policy plays an essential role in reducing income inequality in OECD countries while this effect tends to be lower in Latin American economies. This paper adds to the discussion by looking at the issue from a tax-benefit analysis perspective; namely by estimating the impact of the welfare system on the different income groups in Chile and Mexico.
L’Aide pour le commerce aide les pays en développement à réduire les coûts des échanges, à renforcer leur compétitivité et à se connecter aux chaînes de valeur régionales et mondiales qui sont de plus en plus importantes pour l’économie mondiale, mais elle peut aller beaucoup plus loin, souligne un nouveau rapport conjoint de l’OCDE et de l’OMC.
L’aide publique au développement (APD) dispensée par la France s’est élevée à 12.1 milliards de dollars en 2012, plaçant la France au 4ème rang au sein des membres du Comité d’aide au développement de l’OCDE. Cependant, ce volume représente 0.46 % de son revenu national brut (RNB), en-deçà de l’engagement international qu’elle a pris.
The OECD Strategy on Development is a corporate framework that will guide the Organisation’s contribution to development in the years to come. Its overall objective is to strengthen OECD’s contributions to higher and more inclusive growth in the widest array of countries.
The 2013 report Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains analyses the strategies, priorities, and programmes from the public and private sectors in developing and developed countries to connect developing country suppliers to value chains. The publication was launched at the 8-10 July 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade at WTO in Geneva and can be read on OECD iLibrary.
On the occasion of the 4th Global Review of Aid for Trade, the OECD and the WTO, in collaboration with GrowAfrica; the International Chamber of Commerce; the International Trade Center; the International Telecommunications Union; and the United Nations World Tourism Organization, conducted a survey among the private sector to identify the barriers that suppliers in developing countries face in connecting to value chains.
The OECD-AMRO Joint Asian Regional Roundtable is a platform for collaboration between AMRO and the OECD to exchange views and strengthen policy dialogue on near-term macroeconomic as well as medium-term structural policies at the regional level.
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History has shown that openness to trade is a key ingredient for economic success and for improved living standards. But simply opening the economy to international trade is not enough. Developing countries – especially the least developed – require help in building their trade-related capacities in terms of information, policies, procedures, institutions and infrastructure, so as to compete effectively in the global economy. Aid