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Media advisory - Release of the OECD Development Centre’s Perspectives on Global Development 2019


Release of the OECD Development Centre’s Perspectives on Global Development 2019

Thursday 29 November at 13:15 P.M Korea time

In 2008, the weight of developing and emerging economies in the global economy tipped over the 50% mark for the first time. Since then, Perspectives on Global Development has been tracking the shift in global wealth and its impact on developing countries. How much longer can the dividends of shifting wealth benefit development, and what does this mean for development strategies?


This new edition first investigates what China’s transformation has meant for global development perspectives, and how shifting wealth has affected countries beyond economic terms, exploring well-being across the developing world. It also analyses and draws lessons from development paradigms over the past 70 years, showing that developing nations in the 21st century have to invent their own, original pathways to greater well-being and sustainability. The time has come to rethink international co-operation and foster more effective exchanges of social and human capital.

The report will be launched during a press conference at 13H15 on Thursday 29 November on the occasion of the 6th OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Incheon, Korea.

OECD’s experts and other speakers participating in launch session include:


-          François Bourguignon, Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics

-          Mario Cimoli, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

-          Martine Durand, Chief Statistician, OECD

-          Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development



Perspectives on Global Development 2019: Re-Thinking Development Strategies will be under embargo until Thursday 29 November, 13H15 P.M Korea time. Advance copies in English will be available the day before release.


Requests for advance copies or interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout (tel: +331 45 24 82 96) at the OECD Development Centre’s Press Office.



 Further information for media about the World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy is available at


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