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This meeting explored ways to accelerate existing reforms for the improvement of the investment climate in Africa. It also identified key challenges and conditions for increased investment in sectors crucial to reinforcing Africa's productive capacities.
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The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements is the only multilateral legal instrument with comprehensive coverage of capital movements, including inflows and outflows, long-term and short-term operations. For 50 years, the Code has provided a balanced framework for capital account openness.
This roundtable looked at how investment policies can contribute to the recovery from the global crisis and improve the development prospects across Asia. It will also consider how the G20 Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth can promote private sector involvement and innovation.
In 2010, net official development assistance (ODA) flows from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD reached USD 128.7 billion, representing an increase of +6.5 % over 2009. This is the highest real ODA level ever, surpassing even the volume provided in 2005 which was boosted by exceptional debt relief. Net ODA as a share of gross national income (GNI) was 0.32%, equal to 2005, and higher than any other
Aid flows from OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) donor countries totalled USD 129 billion in 2010, the highest level ever, and an increase of 6.5% over 2009. This represents about 0.32% of the combined gross national income (GNI) of DAC member countries.
This study provides an empirical review of the role of governments, the private sector, regional economic institutions and the broader international community in driving economic diversification in Africa.
From 1960 to the early 1990s, ODA flows from DAC member countries to developing countries rose steadily. By contrast, trends towards the long-standing commitment by donors to increase aid as a proportion of gross national income to 0.7% have quavered.
This year, for the first time, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC) includes in its aid data grants made by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in global health.
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This report covers investment measures taken between 16 September 2010 and 15 February 2011. Information presented in this report has also been used for two joint reports by WTO, OECD and UNCTAD, released on 14 June and 4 November 2010, respectively, in response to the G20 Leaders' request of 2 April 2009 for quarterly public reporting on their adherence to their trade and investment policy commitments.
OECD-DAC Secretariat simulation of DAC members’ net ODA volumes - an overview from 2004 to 2011.