Germany is now the third largest donor among member countries of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC), after Japan and the United States. In 2000, Germany's ODA was USD 5.0 billion and its ratio of ODA to gross national income (GNI) increas...
Good public governance, economic growth and social equity are policy objectives commonly shared by governments in all parts of the world. How best to achieve these goals will be the topic of discussion at the Global Forum on Governance.
The September 11th attacks and their aftermath have hit the tourist industry hard, compounding the economic downturn that was already under way, but long-term prospects for the industry remain positive, according to travel and tourism policy expe...
Three new OECD publications study the role of industry, services and the public sector in the present world economy.
OECD countries have just taken a huge step forward to ensure the safe use and handling of chemicals. National officials responsible for chemical safety policies have established and agreed on globally accepted criteria for a complete classificati...
The environmental progress seen in the 1980s for most OECD countries was consolidated and further enhanced during the 1990s, from lower emissions of many air pollutants to better protection of endangered species. Moreover, the policies that led t...
Environment Ministers or their representatives from the 30 OECD countries met in Paris today. They adopted the "OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century", committing to specific national actions over the next ten years...
Common environmental objectives in most OECD countries include clean air, clean water, reductions in toxic emissions and household waste and the conservation of natural resources. From prohibitions and technical standards to tradable permits, tax...
In current prices and exchange rates total net ODA flows declined from $56.4 billion in 1999 to $53.1 billion in 2000 (see Table 1 and Chart 1) -- a fall of 6.0 per cent. But most of this drop was due to lower exchange rates for most currencies a...
In order to prevent irreversible damage to our environment over the next 20 years, governments need urgently to take action to change their policies in a number of clearly identifiable areas. This is the key message of OECD's Environmental Outloo...