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Better Policies for Development

Recommendations for Policy Coherence

Published on September 29, 2011

Also available in: French

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This report examines the ways in which wider policies can be use to support our common development objectives. It focuses on areas requiring collective action by the entire international community, and complements the OECD’s continuing work on aid effectiveness and monitoring aid flows.

It starts from two premises. First, policies ranging from trade and investment to tax and fiscal transparency, corporate governance, climate change, resource security and social policy have a profound impact on the prospects for achieving sustainable development. Second, whilst these require action by national governments and regional organisations in both developed and developing countries, in today’s interconnected world they also require collective action by the entire international community.

The report covers 18 development policy topics divided into four broad categories: sustainable economic growth, economic governance, the environment and natural resource security, and society. Together these reflect the OECD’s mission to promote better policies for better lives.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Checklist of key areas for international co-operation
Acronyms
Selected further reading
Economic Growth5 chapters available
Macro-economic policy
Trade
Investment
Financial regulation
Science, technology & innovation
Economic Governance4 chapters available
Overview - Economic Governance
Taxation
Anti-corruption
Illicit financial flows
The Environment and Natural resource Security5 chapters available
Overview -The Environment and Natural resource Security
Climate change
Food security
Water security
Energy security
Society7 chapters available
Overview - Society
Conflict and fragility
Labour
Education and skills
Migration
Health
Indicators of progress
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