The Development Week, organised by the Development Centre, convenes at OECD a series of strategic meetings that offer an inclusive setting and opportunity for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing among a large set of development stakeholders, including member countries of the Development Centre, high-level policy makers, representatives of the private sector, investors, civil society organisations, foundations and think tanks.
Tackling human development means tackling rural development – the two go hand in hand. We used to think the solution was rapid urbanisation and industrialisation. Now, we know that in well-performing economies, rural areas tend to be resilient, contributing to national wealth and social stability.
Le Secrétaire général de l’OCDE, M. Angel Gurría, a appelé aujourd’hui l’ensemble des pays à s’investir pleinement pour donner corps aux nouveaux Objectifs de développement durable (ODD), soulignant que les économies avancées et émergentes avaient une responsabilité particulière, celle de traduire ces objectifs de portée mondiale dans leurs politiques nationales et d’aider les pays en développement à faire de même.
We now have fewer than 800 weeks to eradicate poverty, everywhere. That’s 800 weeks to lift 800 million people out of extreme poverty. This is an aspiration which I firmly believe the international community can deliver.
Now we have agreed that in less than 800 weeks we will lift the remaining 800 million people out of extreme poverty. It is a job for everyone. The Sustainable Development Goals apply to every person in every society, in every country – rich and poor.
In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) come to an end, the international community is embarking on a new global framework for sustainable development. The international community, including the OECD and its members, will need to adapt its policy instruments and working methods to successfully achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This report contributes to this process by introducing the concept of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD), along with a proposal for monitoring coherence.
Better Policies for Development 2015 provides an overview of the core actions involved in aligning separate – and sometimes opposing – policy objectives, as well as managing potential trade-offs and synergies between them. In particular, it applies a policy coherence lens to green growth, as one of the priority areas for policy coherence identified in the OECD Strategy on Development.
The report includes numerous contributions from intellectuals, member states and civil society.
The 2015 OECD-IDB Latin American Competition Forum takes place in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 23-24 September. Discussions will focus on competition in the retail groceries sector and the effect of advocacy activities.
This report provides an overview of frameworks and experience in Latin America and internationally in dealing with the challenges associated with corporate governance of company groups. It describes their economic rationale, benefits and relevance in Latin America, and how they are defined, overseen and regulated. It also delves into some of the risks and more specific challenges involved in ensuring protection of minority shareholder rights and managing or minimising conflicts of interest within groups. It notes the rising importance of Latin American-based multinational company groups. Finally, it reviews existing international and regional guidance on corporate governance of company groups before assessing the more specific policy options and challenges in the region, and describing the conclusions reached by the Latin American Corporate Governance Roundtable and Task Force on Company Groups based on this report’s findings. Country-specific chapters provide more specific descriptions of the frameworks in place for corporate governance of company groups in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Governments and extractive firms are increasingly looking at how natural resources can generate benefits for their economies and societies as a whole. In Zambia, for every 10 direct mining jobs, approximately seven are created in first-tier mining suppliers. In turn, the incomes generated in mining and supplier industries stimulate non-mining industries. However, generating positive economic spinoffs from extractives is not always easy.
A multi-stakeholder Drafting Committee was set up in January 2015 with the task to produce an advanced draft of the Operational Framework on Public-Private Collaboration for Shared Resource-based Value Creation.