I am delighted to open the World Government Summit and to deepen the strategic partnership between the Summit and the OECD. This Summit is an important opportunity to reflect on the deep governance transformations that are needed to make economies and societies more resilient and inclusive.
The global economy is in the midst of a digital transformation that is making waves across every sector of public and private activity. 40% of the world’s population is now connected to networks, up from 4% in 1995.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in the United Arab Emirates on 10-11 February 2018 to attend the World Government Summit and deliver a keynote speech at the Opening Plenary Session.
In 2015, the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) total net ODA reached USD 4.4 billion, representing a decrease in real terms of 4% over 2014. The ratio of ODA as a share of GNI also fell in 2015 to 1.18%, down from 1.26% in 2014. Preliminary data show that ODA reached USD 4.1 billion in 2016 (1.12% of GNI).
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This study forms part of the series of OECD Reviews on Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development. These reviews examine the opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and SME development and the role that policy can play in case study regions, cities or localities.
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote speech at the 4th World Government Summit and held bilateral meetings with UAE authorities. He also launched the OECD Global Platform for Governance of the Future and delivered a keynote speech at the Arab Regulators Corporate Governance Forum.
The World Government Summit brings together over 3500 ministers, government officials, experts, representatives from the private sector and civil society to discuss the future of government and public service delivery.
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4-page policy note detailing the key results and recommendations from OECD Trade Policy Paper 179 on the Participation of Developing Countries in Global Value Chains.
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24-page summary paper of the OECD trade policy paper #179 on participation of developing countries in global value chains available on the OECD iLibrary.