Development Centre Newsletter - September 2015


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In the quest for sustainable development: A new rural development paradigm for reaching the SDGs

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Rural policy is fundamental for the sustainability of rural livelihoods in developing countries. More than 3.3 billion people live in rural areas today and this number will continue to rise only peaking by 2030 in regions like sub-Saharan Africa. However, rural economic development is not catching up. During the 70th United Nations General Assembly, the OECD Development Centre, the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP co-hosted an event to introduce a New Rural Development Paradigm for reaching SDGs across developing countries. Speakers included H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General and heads of State from developing countries.


Roundtable on optimising philanthropy’s potential to fast-track the SDGs

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As the global community gathered in New York to endorse the SDGs, the need to identify concrete strategies for foundations’ engagement with the new agenda is pressing. The roundtable on optimising philanthropy’s potential to fast-track the SDGs, held on the margins of the UN General Assembly, featured discussions on how foundations can work together and with governments to help achieve specific development targets. The event was an opportunity to promote dialogue and co-ordination among foundations and governments in their efforts to achieve the SDGs. This comes at a time when the new global agenda acknowledges the multi-dimensional character of development issues, and foundations’ potential to engage with multiple stakeholders is increasingly recognised and encouraged.


Africa Forum 2015 - leaders call for renewed momentum

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After 14 consecutive years in Paris, the International Economic Forum on Africa was held this year in Berlin, coinciding with Germany’s G7 Presidency. Organised by the OECD Development Centre, the gathering focused on Africa’s development agenda beyond 2015 and counted high-level panellists among the participants. Thanks to close co-operation with the German Federal Government, the event featured Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, and former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and focused on such issues as climate change, regional development and Africa’s demographic boom.

More information on the Forum

Press release

Pictures from the event



This Month

In the quest for sustainable development:A new rural development paradigm for reaching the SDGs

Roundtable on optimising philanthropy’s potential to fast-track the SDGs

Africa Forum 2015 - leaders call for renewed momentum

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• New York, 25-28/09/2015
Participation to the United Nations Summit 2015

• Lima, 07/10/2015
Launch of Peru’s Multi-dimensional Country Review (MDCR) - Vol. 1

Guadalajara, 13-15/10/2015

Participation in the 5th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy

Did you know?

…Six of the ten fastest-growing economies worldwide are located in Africa.

...that you can join the consultation on Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Resource-based Value Creation.

The Wire

Deutsche Welle
Starting with Africa by Mario Pezzini & Erastus J.O. Mwencha

Xinhua News Agency

Silk Road initiative entails further exchange of experiences: OECD official?

Development Post

Maximising development outcomes from natural resources through public-private collaboration by Lahra Liberti

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