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  • 18-April-2015


    World Bank/IMF Spring 2015 meetings: Statement to the Development Committee

    Written statement to the Development Committee from Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General and Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee during the World Bank Group/International Monetary Fund 2015 Spring meetings in Washington, DC.

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  • 10-April-2015


    OECD Insights: Nigeria is the winner, West Africa, too!

    On 28-29 March 2015, Africa’s most populous country and number 1 economy organised peaceful elections, which were internationally recognised as “free and fair” and led to the first democratic transition in Nigeria’s history. The election results seem to show that the role of ethnic, religious and geographic factors is gradually shrinking. Beyond Nigeria, West Africa is a winner too.

  • 8-April-2015


    Development aid stable in 2014 but flows to poorest countries still falling

    Development aid flows were stable in 2014, after hitting an all-time high in 2013, but aid to the poorest countries continued to fall, according to official data collected by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC).

  • 7-April-2015


    A win for the planet is a win for people

    The fates of humanity and of the environment are two sides of the same coin. That is why we must focus increasingly on not just development but sustainable development. To do that, we need to form global coalitions to work for progress on a range of challenges.

  • 1-April-2015


    Global Forum on Development: Post-2015 Financing for Sustainable Development

    This year’s Forum, to take place in Paris, offers a timely opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to reflect upon the implications of the post-2015 development agenda and the role of different actors and tools in mobilising desired levels of financing.

  • 31-March-2015


    Action is needed to secure future livelihoods in developed and emerging economies, says the OECD Development Centre

    New global trend such as jobless growth, a rising youth population and resource scarcity threaten to undo much of the progress of recent decades in securing people’s ability to make a living, according to a new report by the OECD Development Centre launched in Paris today at the OECD Global Forum on Development.

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  • 23-March-2015


    Development Centre Newsletter - March 2015

    Securing Livelihoods for All: Foresight for Action / Assessing the economic contribution of labour migration in developing countries / Foundations as catalysts of change: What role in supporting youth and education?

  • 12-March-2015


    Building Policy Coherence Workshop

    The workshop will cover: shaping a measurable target for policy coherence in the SDG framework; updating tools for promoting PCSD; and addressing illicit financial flows.

  • 12-February-2015


    Green Development Co-operation in Zambia - Green Growth Paper

    Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. An increasing number of developing countries have formulated and/or implemented innovative policies to pursue green growth, notably in Africa. Zambia, in particular, is committed to drawing up an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy (IGGS) that builds upon a nationally-defined and comprehensive definition of green growth.

  • 26-January-2015


    Fostering investment in infrastructure

    Adequate infrastructure is necessary for sustainable economic and social development. However investment in infrastructure in most developing and emerging economies needs to be substantially increased. This paper draws on 22 OECD Investment Policy Reviews undertaken in such economies and identifies policy options to enhance the enabling environment for infrastructure investment.

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