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  • 8-March-2012

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    Spotlight on Latin America

    Latin American and Caribbean countries have shown themselves to be in a stable position to confront international turmoil. Sustained growth and democratic stability have strengthened the region, and have led to less pronounced recessions and more swift recoveries compared to OECD economies.

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  • 8-March-2012

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    Meeting the Water Reform Challenge

    The need to reform water policies is as urgent as ever. Water is essential for economic growth, human health, and the environment. Yet governments around the world face significant challenges in managing their water resources effectively. The problems are multiple and complex: billions of people are still without access to safe water and adequate sanitation; competition for water is increasing among the different uses and users; and major investment is required to maintain and improve water infrastructure in OECD and non-OECD countries.   Despite progress on many fronts, governments around the world are still confronted with the need to reform their existing water policies in order to meet current objectives and future challenges. Building on the water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines three fundamental areas that need to be addressed whatever reform agendas are pursued by governments: financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements that are in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in place in other sectors of the economy. The report provides governments with practical advice and policy tools to pursue urgent reform in their water sectors.
  • 6-March-2012

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    Financing water and sanitation in developing countries: the contribution of external aid

    This note is produced in the framework of the OECD Horizontal Programme on Water (www.oecd.org/water). It presents data on external finance for water supply and sanitation in developing countries.

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  • 2-March-2012

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    Agricultural Policies for Poverty Reduction

    With more than two-thirds of the world’s poor living in rural areas, higher rural incomes are a pre-requisite for sustained poverty reduction and reduced hunger. This volume sets out a strategy for raising rural incomes which emphasises the creation of diversified rural economies with opportunities within and outside agriculture. Agricultural policies need to be integrated within an overall mix of policies and institutional reforms that facilitate, rather than impede, structural change. By investing in public goods, such as infrastructure and agricultural research, and by building effective social safety nets, governments can limit the role of less efficient policies such as price controls and input subsidies.

  • 2-March-2012

    English

    Gender (in)equality

    Men earn more than women, work less, and occupy more of the top jobs – but women live longer, are better educated and get to retire younger. How best to harness the talents of both sexes for better lives all round?

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  • 1-mars-2012

    Français

    Évènement parallèle organisé pendant la 56e session de la Commission de la condition de la femme de l'ONU

    La discussion sera l'occasion d'explorer comment les institutions sociales discriminatoires influencent l'autonomisation des femmes et des filles, avec un accent particulier sur les femmes vivant en milieu rural.

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  • 1-March-2012

    English

    High Level Meeting for the Development Centre’s 50th Anniversary - Secretary General's Speech

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the OECD Development Centre, Angel Gurria said that inequality, climate change and conflict make development a shared global objective with implications for both rich and poor countries.

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  • 28-février-2012

    Français

    Page d'accueil Forum mondial

    L’édition 2012 du Forum mondial a eu deux principaux objectifs: Participer à la préparation de la nouvelle stratégie de l’OCDE pour le développement et identifier des priorités et bonnes pratiques dans l’amélioration de l’efficacité et l’efficience des dépenses publiques.

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  • 24-February-2012

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    Estadísticas tributarias en América latina 1990-2009

    Disponer de un conjunto sólido de datos comparables es fundamental para facilitar el diálogo sobre política fiscal y la evaluación de alternativas de reforma fiscal.

  • 20-février-2012

    Français

    Qu’est-ce qu’un examen par les pairs?

    Tous les quatre ans, l’action de chacun des 24 membres du Comité d’aide au développement (CAD) –auprès duquel la Banque mondiale, le FMI et le PNUD sont aussi présents en qualité d’observateurs - est examinée en détail par ses pairs au sein du Comité.

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