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  • 3-July-2019

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    Aid used for trade is helping developing countries diversify

    Using development aid to build trade capacity in poor countries is helping to improve economic diversification and to economically empower marginalised groups, yet progress remains geographically uneven, according to the latest OECD-WTO report on Aid for Trade.

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  • 25-June-2019

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    OECD strengthens co-operation with Morocco – Renews Morocco Country Programme Agreement

    The OECD and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the Country Programme, for a period of three years, to support Morocco’s reform agenda.

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  • 12-June-2019

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    OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Sweden 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 review commends Sweden for its consistently generous levels of official development assistance and its global development leadership on peace and conflict prevention, environmental sustainability and gender equality. It also welcomes Sweden’s strong focus on and comprehensive toolbox for leaving no one behind. The review suggests that Sweden could benefit from consolidating its development co-operation policy framework and further enhancing the connections between its country, regional and thematic co-operation strategies.
  • 3-June-2019

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    Enabling Women’s Economic Empowerment - New Approaches to Unpaid Care Work in Developing Countries

    Women’s unequal share of unpaid care work can prevent their full participation in the economies of developing countries; however, care needs are growing globally. How can governments and development partners meet the needs of families and communities, while ensuring that all citizens benefit from economic opportunities and fair remuneration? As part of the OECD Policy Dialogue on Women’s Economic Empowerment, this report focuses on identifying what works to address unpaid care work and sheds light on how governments, donors in the private sector and civil society actors – among others – can design policies to support both those who need care and those who provide care. The report brings together existing knowledge of policy options for unpaid care work across regions, in four policy areas: infrastructure, social protection, public services and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household.
  • 23-May-2019

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    OECD ministers in call to harness digital transition for sustainable development

    Communiqué and Chair’s statement issued at the close of the OECD’s two-day Council Meeting at Ministerial level 2019 presided by the Slovak Republic.

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  • 20-May-2019

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    Advanced economies still have plenty of work to do to reach Sustainable Development Goals

    With only 11 years left to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, some of the most economically advanced countries have still not met targets in areas like poverty reduction, youth employment, education and training, gender equality and numerical literacy, according to a new OECD report.

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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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  • 5-April-2019

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    OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Switzerland 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 review assesses the performance of Switzerland including its strategic support to multilateralism in order to tackle global goods and challenges, its comprehensive vision for development and partnerships and the current pressure on development and humanitarian programmes.
  • 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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