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The United States is the world’s largest development and humanitarian donor by far. Its recent renewed ambition of global leadership on development is supported by new strategic orientations and ways to deliver development co-operation.
The Chair's Summary presents a new Vision Statement which celebrates the OECD's 50th anniversary and looks ahead to its role contributing to better policies for better lives, a new paradigm for development and moving toward a global policy network.
On this 50th anniversary, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to “better policies for better lives” as we usher in a new era of cooperation not only across the Atlantic, but among our partners throughout the world.
Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries...
To assess the feasibility of using secondary data sets information to feed an output-based PPP approach for hospital services, we reviewed the main characteristics of diagnoses and procedures coding standards, DRG classification systems, and cost-finding methods used in selected OECD countries.
This LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance thematic brochure reviews the experience of partnerships in different countries in addressing the implications of climate change and creating employment at local level.
How do services commitments in RTAs influence multilateral negotiations? Through 4 case studies of the RTAs of Chile, Japan, the EU and the US, this paper looks at political economy issues underlying RTAs in general, as well as the specific concessions that countries make on trade in services.
Transparent design and implementation of domestic regulation reduces business costs for the public and private sector, according to these case studies from Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, Angel Gurría underlined that the OECD has 50 years of experience in turning dissonance into harmony by setting out international rules. He added that through multilateral cooperation we can overcome our differences and tune our economies to create shared development and human progress.
For the last 50 years, the OECD has been instrumental in developing policies, international rules and best practices to address global challenges. Now, as the world emerges from the grip of a major financial and economic crisis, the OECD is more committed than ever to helping governments build a more reliable global governance architecture.