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.
This volume is the first of the OECD Development Pathways, a new series that looks at multiple development objectives beyond an exclusive focus on growth. The series starts with Myanmar, a country to be covered for the first time by the OECD. This initial assessment shows that Myanmar’s success in achieving stable and sustainable growth will depend vitally on its ability to develop the institutional and social capital necessary to maintain macroeconomic and financial stability, to ensure the rule of law, to achieve environmentally sustainable development and to create an enabling environment for the private sector. To be sustainable, growth also needs to be more equitable and inclusive. Seizing the momentum created by the country’s opening and internal peace process will be imperative. Moreover, Myanmar’s increasing population provides a demographic dividend which needs to be reaped in the next couple of decades to boost the potential of the economy. After that, the population will begin ageing and Myanmar risks getting old before the incomes and living standards of its people can significantly improve.
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.
We have come a long way since 2005, when we launched the Aid for Trade initiative in Hong Kong at the 6th WTO Ministerial Conference. Each successive global review has deepened our analysis and broadened our understanding of the dynamics of aid, trade, development and their interaction. In parallel, more and more partner countries and donors have come on board as the tangible results of our efforts become apparent.
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THIS QUARTER IN ASIA - Asian Business Cycle Indicators (ABCIs), Vol.11 - April – July 2013
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.
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Vacancy Announcement: Evaluation Consultant, UNESCO HQ, Paris, France Job Title: Evaluation consultant (mid-level, temporary) Office: UNESCO Internal Oversight Service, Evaluation Section, Paris, France Duration of assignment: 6 months (with a possibility of extension for another 3 months) Start of assignment: 2 September 2013
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.