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  • 1-April-2016

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    A New Rural Development Paradigm for the 21st Century - A Toolkit for Developing Countries

    Three billion people live in rural areas in developing countries. Conditions for them are worse than for their urban counterparts when measured by almost any development indicator, from extreme poverty, to child mortality and access to electricity and sanitation. And the gulf is widening, contributing to large-scale migration to urban areas. This situation exists despite half a century of rural development theories and approaches, and despite the global momentum built around the Millennium Development Goals between 2000 and 2015. Without greater progress on rural development, it is unlikely that the new Sustainable Development Goals will be met. This book calls for a new paradigm for rural development that is equipped to meet the challenges and harness the opportunities of the 21st century – including climate change, demographic shifts, international competition and fast-moving technological change.

  • 31-mars-2016

    Français

    Forum mondial sur le développement 2016

    L’OCDE organise l‘Édition 2016 du Forum mondial sur le développement sur le thème « De l'engagement à la mise en œuvre des Objectifs de développement durable : politiques, données et financement ».

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  • 29-March-2016

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    Global mayors join forces to address inequalities and foster inclusive growth in cities worldwide

    Mayors from cities across the United States, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America gathered in New York to launch a global campaign to address rising inequalities and foster inclusive growth in their cities, in their countries and worldwide.

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  • 29-March-2016

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    Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

    Overview of the joint FAO-OECD-UNCDF project "A Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policies". The joint initiative aims to assess, scale up, and pilot innovative policy approaches and governance mechanisms to improve food security and nutrition in emerging and developing countries. The Publication will be launched on 29 April 2016 at OECD Headquarters in Paris, France.

  • 21-March-2016

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    New Approaches to Economic Challenges in a Century of Cities

    Blog article on the complex and multi-dimensional challenges faced by city policy-makers in addressing urban issues at all levels of government.

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  • 19-March-2016

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    Policies for Sound and Effective Investment in China

    Since the start of the economic reform process in the 70s China has been able to generate a large volume of investment, both from domestic and foreign sources. This high volume of investment was instrumental in sustaining strong economic growth and related improvements in living standards. However, this growth model is not longer sustainable. Returns on investment have fallen, excessive capacity is plaguing several sectors and the negative externalities have been very onerous, notably in terms of environmental degradation and rising income inequality. A key objective of the Chinese government is therefore to move the economy towards a more balanced, sustainable and inclusive growth path as envisaged by the 13th Five-Year Plan. In this adjustment process, the country is seeking new approaches for smarter, greener and more productive investment. This will require mutually reinforcing reforms to improve investment planning, rebalance the role of government and market forces, mainstream responsible business conduct and encourage greater private investment, especially in green infrastructure. China’s growing role as an outward investor may act as catalyser for the required reforms at home, as Chinese private and state-owned enterprises have to adopt internationally recognised practices and standards .

  • 18-mars-2016

    Français

    L'urbanisation des pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest 1950–2010 - Africapolis I, mise à jour 2015

    Depuis 1950, le nombre d'agglomérations urbaines en Afrique de l'Ouest est passé de 152 à près de 2 000.  Elles abritent aujourd'hui 41 % de la population totale de la région. Les villes et leurs habitants façonnent de plus en plus le paysage économique, politique et social de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Cependant, peu de données à jour harmonisées sont disponibles pour l’analyse et la formulation des politiques de développement aux niveaux  local, national et régional.

    Africapolis, base de données cohérente et homogène sur l'urbanisation, vise à combler ce manque. La mise à jour 2015 porte sur 17 pays ouest-africains sur  la période 1950-2010. L’apport méthodologique original est de combiner sources démographiques et images satellitaires et aériennes pour fournir des estimations de population et une géolocalisation de chacune des agglomérations urbaines. L’approche morphologique adoptée permet une meilleure compréhension des processus de transformation territoriale au cœur des dynamiques complexes d’urbanisation en Afrique de l’Ouest. Ces processus peuvent être observés à plusieurs échelles : métropoles, villes secondaires, coalescence de villages et conurbations.

    L'identification des villes de moins de 100 000 habitants est une contribution majeure d’Africapolis. Elle révèle que celles-ci représentent 90 % des villes ouest-africaines, soit une population totale de 45 millions de personnes – un chiffre qui souligne la place importante que les petites villes occupent dans le système urbain. Cette édition donne également de nouvelles estimations de l'urbanisation au Nigéria, pays le plus peuplé d'Afrique, constituant ainsi la base de données la plus complète sur les dynamiques d'urbanisation dans ce pays.

  • 10-March-2016

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    Active policies needed for a competitive and sustainable tourism sector

    The tourism industry in OECD countries continues to grow strongly despite economic weakness in advanced economies, and outperformed tourism globally in 2014. However, active, innovative and integrated policies are needed to ensure that tourism remains a competitive and sustainable sector, says OECD.

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  • 11-February-2016

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    Water Governance in Cities

    Urban, demographic and climate trends are increasingly exposing cities to risks of having too little, too much and too polluted water. Facing these challenges requires robust public policies and sound governance frameworks to co-ordinate across multiple scales, authorities, and policy domains. Building on a survey of 48 cities in OECD countries and emerging economies, the report analyses key factors affecting urban water governance, discusses trends in allocating roles and responsibilities across levels of government, and assesses multi-level governance gaps in urban water management. It provides a framework for mitigating territorial and institutional fragmentation and raising the profile of water in the broader sustainable development agenda, focusing in particular on the contribution of metropolitan governance, rural-urban partnerships and stakeholder engagement.

  • 10-February-2016

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    ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SMES AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN ABU DHABI: Boosting the entrepreneurial Ecosystem (doc)

    This study forms part of the series of OECD Reviews on Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development. These reviews examine the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and SME development and the role that policy can play in case study regions, cities or localities.

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