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Making Development Happen


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The series ‌‌‌Making Development Happen addresses an increasing demand for policy analysis and targeted support in developing countries. It focuses on structural themes through the analysis of policies and institutions and is based on in-depth peer reviews involving both developed and emerging economies.

All volumes are available online as part of the Centre’s efforts to foster debate and discussion among OECD members and developing and emerging economies so as to help identify creative policy solutions to emerging global issues and development challenges.

Atractivo Regional en el Nuevo Entorno Global: Argentina, Chile y Colombia

This synthesis report presents the way in which regions can be integrated into the international arena. More specifically, three main objectives are addressed: attracting investment, talent, and visitors in an inclusive and sustainable way.




Agro-food Jobs for Youth in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia

This report demonstrates how employment in one sector – agro-food – can provide economic opportunities and improve livelihoods of young people in MENA region, with a special focus on Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.



Transición verde y formalización laboral en Colombia

El presente documento analiza los posibles efectos de la transición verde sobre la creación de empleo verde y formal en Colombia. 



Impacto del COVID-19 en Ecuador: desafíos y respuestas

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peru MDH coverAvanzando hacia una mejor educación en Perú (Moving towards a better education in Peru)

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This study reviews the recent policies adopted and implemented in Peru's education systems. The revaluation of teaching jobs, the improvement in the quality of learning, the modernisation of educational management and investments in educational infrastructure are all measures on the right track towards greater coverage and quality of education for all Peruvians. This reform should continue in order to meet the pending challenge of having a quality and equitable education throughout the country, and at all educational levels. Greater investment in education is necessary, and tax policy has to play a fundamental role.



MDH dominican republicFiscal policy for development in the Dominican Republic / Política fiscal para el desarrollo en República Dominicana

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Tax reforms must therefore play a central role in a country’s medium- and long-term development strategy. In this regard, the present report analyses some of the possible tax reforms in the Dominican Republic within a regional and international context of good practices. The fiscal recommendations are made within the context of the institutional frameworks, with particular emphasis on matters of economic policy that should be considered in the reform process.


MDH cover 1Attracting Knowledge-Intensive FDI to Costa Rica: challenges and policy options

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Costa Rica is an interesting case of economic transformation from primary products to manufacturing and services. This study reviews the experience of Costa Rica in attracting knowledge-intensive FDI and mobilising it as a lever for upgrading exports and fostering economic growth. The report describes the achievements of the Costa Rican economy during the last decades. It assesses the economic trends, the current development strategy and the policy mix for attracting knowledge-intensive FDI. It highlights the new features of the competitive scenario and new challenges the country is facing. It concludes by proposing  a roadmap for enhancing the policy framework and to advance in the process of economic transformation.

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