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  • 11-May-2018


    Getting it Right - Strategic Priorities for Mexico

    Mexico has been a reform champion, having launched ambitious reforms in a broad range of areas. While the reforms are showing first positive effects they are not delivering to the extent they could. On many dimensions of well-being, including education, health and security amongst others, Mexico still lags behind the OECD average and regional development remains very uneven. While Mexico has done a lot to build a competitive economy, progress has been too slow in two complementary areas, namely strengthening institutions and fostering inclusion. The capacity of the public sector is weak, corruption remains widespread and the rule of law is week, all hindering trust in government institutions and the effective implementation of policies. Similarly, persistent inequalities and widespread poverty do not only mean that higher growth does not translate into widespread gains in well-being; these inequalities are also holding back growth as Mexico is not using all available talent. Mexico has taken measures to tackle these issues, but important implementation gaps remain. It will be important for the next government to build on past reform efforts, ensuring the full and effective implementation of already legislated changes to allow for reform continuity and to launch additional reforms in several priority areas, including the rule of law, education and social protection. Only then will Mexico be able to deliver a higher quality of life for all its people.
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  • 2-May-2018


    Aid at a glance charts

    These ready-made tables and charts provide for snapshot of aid (Official Development Assistance) for all DAC Members as well as recipient countries and territories. Summary reports by regions (Africa, America, Asia, Europe, Oceania) and the world are also available.

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  • 25-April-2018


    Making Development Co-operation Work for Small Island Developing States

    Small Island Developing States (SIDS) stand at a critical juncture on their paths to sustainable development. Economic growth, human development and vulnerability indicators point to specific challenges facing SIDS, and suggest that new development solutions and approaches are needed to chart the course to prosperity for their people and their environments. Building on a number of innovative sources of data, such as the OECD Surveys on Private Finance Mobilised and on Philanthropy, in addition to OECD DAC statistics and other sources, this report examines the financing for development resources – domestic and external – available to SIDS. It provides new evidence on sources, destination, and objectives of development finance in SIDS. It highlights innovative approaches and good practices that the international community could replicate, further develop, and scale up in order to make development co-operation work for SIDS, helping them set on a path of sustainable development.
  • 24-April-2018


    Competitiveness in South East Europe - A Policy Outlook 2018

    Future economic development and the well-being of citizens in South East Europe (SEE) increasingly depend on greater economic competitiveness. Realising the region’s economic potential requires a holistic, growth-oriented policy approach. Against the backdrop of enhanced European Union (EU) accession prospects and a drive towards deeper regional co-operation, SEE governments have demonstrated a renewed commitment to enacting policy reforms.
    The second edition of Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook seeks to help SEE policy makers assess progress made towards their growth goals and benchmark them against regional peers and OECD good practices. The 17 policy dimensions addressed in this report encompass a wide range of areas key to economic competitiveness including the business environment, skills and capacity, the region's economic structure and its governance. The report leveraged a highly participatory assessment process which brought together more than 1 500 individual stakeholders including OECD experts, SEE policy makers, private sector representatives and regional policy networks and organisations to create a balanced view of performance.Since the latest edition of the report, there have been areas of noteworthy progress. The six assessed SEE economies have adopted strategies to improve the overall standard of education, acted to remove technical barriers to trade and taken steps to establish better financing mechanisms for small and medium-sized enterprises. Further efforts are underway to expand broadband services and close the digital divide, tackle inefficiencies in the energy and agriculture sectors, and address demographic challenges posed by long-term unemployment. Notwithstanding these important gains, there remain considerable challenges for these economies as they continue their journey towards structural reform.
  • 21-April-2018


    2018 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings - Written Statement to the Development Committee

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require a significant scaling up of resources. In developing countries, funding in SDG-critical sectors has an estimated shortfall of up to USD 2.5 trillion per year. At the core of financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a dual challenge: mobilizing unprecedented volumes of resources and ensuring no-one is left behind.

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  • 20-April-2018


    Romania becomes Participant in the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Romania became a Participant in the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) on 5 April 2018. As a provider of substantial concessional finance for development co-operation and humanitarian aid, Romania will contribute to the DAC’s discussions and work on key development and humanitarian issues.

  • 19-avril-2018


    Guide OCDE sur le devoir de diligence applicable aux chaînes d'approvisionnement responsables dans le secteur de l'habillement et de la chaussure

    Le Guide OCDE sur le devoir de diligence applicable aux chaînes d’approvisionnement responsables dans le secteur de l’habillement et de la chaussure a pour but d’aider les entreprises de ce même secteur à mettre en œuvre les recommandations des Principes directeurs de l’OCDE à l’intention des entreprises multinationales portant sur l’application du devoir de diligence tout au long de la chaîne d’approvisionnement. Ce guide a également pour but d’éviter les incidences négatives liées aux activités et aux modes d’approvisionnements de ces entreprises, et propose de traiter ces incidences négatives. Ce guide s’inscrit dans la continuité des Principes directeurs de l’OCDE, l’objectif étant de garantir que les entreprises du secteur de l’habillement et de la chaussure exercent leurs activités dans le respect des politiques publiques nationales, et que, la confiance mutuelle entre les entreprises et les sociétés au sein desquelles elles opèrent, soit renforcée. Ce Guide servira également d’appui aux entreprises pour mettre en œuvre les recommandations relatives au devoir de diligence figurant dans les Principes Directeurs des Nations Unies relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme. Le contenu de ce Guide est par ailleurs conforme à celui de la Déclaration de l'Organisation Internationale du Travail (OIT) relative aux principes et aux droits fondamentaux au travail, à celui des Conventions et Recommandations de l’OIT, et à celui de la Déclaration de principes tripartite de l'OIT sur les entreprises multinationales et la politique sociale. Avec ses modules sur l’exercice du devoir de diligence dans certaines zones à risques spécifiques, ce Guide se veut exhaustif pour permettre aux entreprises du secteur de l’habillement et de la chaussure d’exercer leurs activités et de s’approvisionner de manière responsable.
    Ce Guide est le fruit d’un processus multipartite impliquant des pays membres et non-membres de l’OCDE, ainsi que des représentants d’entreprises, de syndicats et de la société civile. Il a été supervisé par le Groupe de travail sur la conduite responsable des entreprises. Ce Guide s’appuie sur les rapports détaillés que les Points de contact nationaux pour les Principes directeurs de l’OCDE (PCN) en France et en Italie ont rédigés au sujet de l’application des Principes directeurs de l’OCDE dans le secteur de l’habillement et de la chaussure. Il fait suite aux déclarations des PCN de juin 2013 et de juin 2014 après l’effondrement tragique du Rana Plaza.
  • 18-April-2018


    OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica: Research Findings on Productivity

    This volume collects four studies that were prepared as background research to the 2018 OECD Economic Survey of Costa Rica. Using firm-level, trade and sectorial data, these studies seek to provide insights into the trends in productivity and its determinants in Costa Rica. This volume represents a collaborative effort by a team of researchers from the OECD Secretariat and official agencies of Costa Rica. 
  • 18-April-2018


    Housing Dynamics in Korea - Building Inclusive and Smart Cities

    Housing in Korea has been part of the government policy development agenda for the past three decades contributing to reducing the historical housing shortage and improving the quality of dwellings. Despite its achievements, Korea now faces a housing affordability challenge as prices are too high for several social groups (i.e. newly wedded), owner occupancy levels are decreasing, and social housing is struggling to meet demand. Korea has a complex social housing system largely focused on low-income households, who still suffer from housing poverty in terms of housing stability, affordability and quality.
    A holistic view on housing policy to promote a more inclusive society and sustainable economic growth is needed. To overcome the current housing challenge requires expanding the network of public housing providers by including the private and community sectors that could alleviate the government’s financial burden. Korea is linking housing and urban regeneration strategies to respond to the complex challenges of social inclusion, job creation, housing and economic revitalisation. Korea has been at the forefront of smart city development for more than a decade, which has brought benefits to Korean cities such as integrated transport systems, and it is now committed to applying the concept as a vehicle for inclusive growth.
  • 17-April-2018


    International Meeting on Triangular Co-operation

    This international meeting taking place on 17-18 April 2018 will bring together a wide range of practitioners and officials from the different actors involved in triangular co-operation.

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