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State-owned enterprises (SOEs) play an important role for economic activity and fulfil a number of public policy functions, particularly in developing countries. Ensuring that they are competitive and efficient is therefore crucial for economic and sustainable development.
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In today’s globalised economy, countries are more interconnected, which has implications for competition policy. Policy coordination and coherence are necessary in order to identify barriers to competition.
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This note looks at: (i) lessons learnt from the initial period of implementation; (ii) major trends, emerging challenges and global agendas that will guide follow up work of the Strategy on Development; and (iii) recommendations for Members’ consideration aimed at securing effective implementation going forward.
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Every year, huge sums of money are transferred out of developing countries illegally. This report shows that coherent policies in OECD countries in areas such as tax evasion, anti-bribery and money laundering can contribute to reducing illicit financial flows from developing countries.
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The private sector creates jobs, provides goods and services, generates income and profits, and contributes to public revenues. Companies have the ability to profoundly impact poverty reduction and sustainable development in countries in which they operate, including in areas such as energy and climate, water, agriculture and food production, gender equality and financial integrity.
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The fishery sector contributes to development and growth in many countries, playing an important role for food security and nutrition, poverty reduction, employment and trade.
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Information and communications technologies (ICTs) have created a new platform for the exchange of information and knowledge in both developed and developing countries. If leveraged across the economy and throughout sectors, ICTs, including Internet, wireless networks, mobile phones, and other communication media, can catalyse development and economic and social change, improve wellbeing and expand economic prosperity.
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Contributing to better informed policies and providing decision makers with the necessary tools for achieving greater policy coherence for development in the post-2015 development agenda.
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The world produces enough food to feed everyone, yet more than one person in seven still goes hungry. This report explores ways in which more coherent policies in advanced and developing countries alike, as well as globally, can contribute to address the multiple dimensions of global food security and reduce hunger worldwide.
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Governments are increasingly called upon to respond to a variety of concerns raised by society in many areas such as the environment, animal welfare and food safety. And they are asked to do so in a coherent manner. To address any market imperfections, governments have a number of options available to intervene, including regulatory, subsidy or tax based measures.