Two-thirds of the aid which the European Commission and the 22 member governments of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee pledged to countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami has been spent or ear-marked for specific projects, according to statistics gathered by the OECD.
The need to manage pollution, natural resources and biodiversity in France continues to be a major challenge. The OECD Environmental Performance Review of France highlights the effectiveness of the environmental policy pursued by France;
China needs to make wide-ranging changes in the way it runs its public and private sectors if it is to continue on a stable growth path leading to full integration into the world economy, according to a new report from the OECD.
Local entrepreneurship is one of the keys to business development in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa, and women have a particular role to play in getting the region to fulfil its economic potential and bring greater prosperity to its citizens
The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) commended Sweden for making poverty reduction in developing countries a focus across the full range of government departments.
Vid OECD:s ministermöte i Paris har alla medlemsländer bekräftat Millenie- och Monterreydeklarationerna med målet att stärka pågående världshandels- och utvecklings förhandlingar.
Im Rahmen der von den reichsten Ländern der Welt gestarteten Initiative, dem schwächer werdenden Welthandel und den erlahmenden Entwicklungsverhandlungen neuen Elan zu geben, haben die Minister der OECD-Länder bei ihrer Tagung in Paris die Verpflichtungen ihrer Länder in Bezug auf die Millenniumserklärung und den Monterrey-Konsens zur Förderung der Entwicklung bekräftigt.
As part of a drive by the world’s richest nations to inject new vigour into flagging world trade and development negotiations, OECD Ministers meeting in Paris have reasserted their countries’ commitments to the Millennium Declaration and the Monterrey Consensus on development.
Official Development Assistance (ODA) to developing countries increased to USD 78.6 billion in 2004, its highest level ever. Taking into account inflation and the fall in the U.S. dollar, this represents a 4.6% rise in real terms from 2003 to 2004 and follows a 4.3% increase from 2002 to 2003.
As the international community evaluates chances of attaining the Millennium Development Goals, one thing is clear – higher levels of aid must be accompanied by more efficient use of the funds available.