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  • 10-April-2019

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    Development aid drops in 2018, especially to neediest countries

    Foreign aid from official donors in 2018 fell 2.7% from 2017, with a declining share going to the neediest countries, according to preliminary data collected by the OECD. The drop was largely due to less aid being spent on hosting refugees as arrivals slowed and rules were tightened on which refugee costs can come out of official aid budgets.

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  • 15-March-2019

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    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD in Athens, 18-19 March 2019

    Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD will be in Athens, on 18-19 March 2019, to attend the OECD Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Development Policy Committee (RDPC) on “Megatrends: Building better futures for regions, cities and rural areas”, the 7th OECD Roundtable of Mayors and Ministers and the 4th Meeting of Champion Mayors for Inclusive Growth.

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  • 8-March-2019

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    Deep-rooted prejudice still stands in the way of gender equality worldwide, but more resolute governmental action can make a difference, says new report

    Despite an increase in legal reforms promoting greater gender equality, deeply entrenched gender norms continue to discriminate women and girls around the world, according to the 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Global Report. It provides policy recommendations to help governments deliver on their commitments to promote gender equality.

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  • 7-March-2019

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    Emerging Markets Forum: The Increasing Convergence of Issues Impacting the Future of both Emerging and Advanced Economies

    At that time, many emerging market economies were experiencing full-blown crises while most advanced economies were doing relatively well. Ten years later, almost all OECD countries went into recession together, with many facing financial crises as well, while China and India barely missed a step in their rapid growth.

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  • 28-February-2019

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    Guatemala becomes the 54th member of the OECD Development Centre

    Guatemala’s entry into the OECD Development Centre marks a significant stride in support of the country’s development agenda. It also strengthens the Centre’s global representativeness and institutional cooperation with Central America and the Latin America and the Caribbean region more broadly.

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  • 14-February-2019

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    OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Slovak Republic 2019

    The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.This peer review of the Slovak Republic, the first since it joined the DAC in 2013, shows how the country successfully raised its voice and influence in global fora, and documents its efforts to align with the 2030 Agenda. The report recommends that the Slovak Republic continue to build its policy framework, sharpen its focus, and embed the management systems needed for an effective development co-operation programme.
  • 12-February-2019

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    Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060 - Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences

    This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals). It explains the economic drivers determining the decoupling of economic growth and materials use, and assesses how the projected shifts in sectoral and regional economic activity influence the use of different materials. The projections include both primary and secondary materials, which provides a deeper understanding of what drives the synergies and trade-offs between extraction and recycling.The report projects a doubling of global primary materials use between today and 2060. Population and converging per capita income growth drive the growth in materials use. However, structural change, especially in non-OECD countries, and technology improvements partially dampen that growth. Metals and non-metallic minerals are projected to grow more rapidly than other types of materials.
  • 11-February-2019

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    OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Greece 2019

    The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.Since its last peer review, a severe economic recession brought about significant cuts to Greece’s national budget – including official development assistance. However, Greece has maintained its commitment to development co-operation. In response to the refugee and migration crisis Greece mobilised resources and its population to provide significant support to asylum seekers and refugees, and adapted its domestic policies to create conditions for peaceful co-existence between refugees, asylum seekers and the Greek population. As the economy recovers and Greece considers stepping up its development co-operation, this review recommends a number of steps that the government might take including building a new vision for development co-operation and putting in place the structures and systems to achieve it.
  • 17-January-2019

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    Impact Investment needs global standards and better measurement

    Social impact investment, which aims to improve well-being as well as earn a financial return, could be more effective if it were more clearly defined internationally with more measurable outcomes, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 15-January-2019

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    Conferencia de alto nivel: Trabajando juntos por una protección social universal para 2030

    El evento contará con la participación de gobiernos, actores multilaterales y organizaciones nacionales, regionales e internacionales quienes podrán intercambiar buenas prácticas y lecciones aprendidas en materia de prestación de protección social para todos, e identificar enfoques innovadores.

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