Policy Briefs

  • 29-October-2021

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    Assessing the Impact of the Oil Governance Agenda on Africa’s New Producers

    The effort to ensure that Africa’s new, 21st-century oil producers avoid the resource curse has involved the promotion of a remarkably similar set of institutional reforms, often termed the Norwegian Model. This model involves separating out the policy, commercial and regulatory functions of oil governance, and is based on the successful experience of Norway.

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  • 2-August-2018

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    EMnet Green Energy Investment Carbon Pricing Note

    EMnet Green Energy Investment Carbon Pricing Note

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  • 28-February-2017

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    Sweden Policy Brief: Increasing the government’s capacity to achieve policy coherence for sustainable development

    Sweden has long championed efforts to promote policy coherence and it recognises the importance of identifying and analysing critical interactions among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for greater impact globally and encourages the consideration of transboundary and intergenerational policy effects.

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  • 7-December-2016

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    Aid for trade and the sustainable development aganda: strengthening synergies

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the Sustainable Development Goals at its core calls to “(…) increase aid-for-trade support for developing countries, in particular least developed countries.” In response, the OECD Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals: Better Policies for 2030 also argues for further promoting aid for trade and ensuring that it supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • 7-June-2016


    Tracking the money for women's economic empowerment: still a drop in the ocean

    This brief produced by the OECD-DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) and the DAC Working Party on Development Finance Statistics (WP-STAT), provides an overview of official development assistance (ODA) going to women’s economic empowerment. It identifies key trends, financing gaps and priority areas for improving donor support in this area.

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  • 20-April-2016

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    Skills in Ibero-America: Insights from PISA 2012

    Despite the progress observed by PISA over the last decade, Latin American education systems still have a long way to go to reach world class standards. Ibero-American countries will also need to rethink their instructional system to better anticipate the knowledge and skills it will need to reignite its economy.

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  • 11-March-2016


    Aid to gender equality - annual statistical charts

    Aid in support of gender equality and women's empowerment - annual statistical charts (March 2016) summarises the latest statistics on aid focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment for each DAC member for 2013-14.

  • 7-March-2016

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    EMnet Policy Note - The Innovation Challenge in Asia

    The first edition of the EMnet Asia Policy Note (2015) provides insights and suggested policy recommendations from the business sector on innovation challenges in Asia. The Note gives an overview of the innovation landscape in Asia, offers business insights on innovation-related challenges and assesses policy makers’ efforts to support private sector-led innovation for development.

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  • 7-March-2016

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    EMnet Thematic Policy Note - Green Investment in Emerging Markets

    The first edition of the EMnet “Greening of the Economy” Working Group Policy Note (2015) provides insights and policy recommendations from the private sector on renewable energy and energy efficiency investment in emerging markets. The analysis is partly based on discussions at the EMnet Working Group meeting held on 5 October 2015 at the OECD headquarters in Paris.

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  • 7-July-2015

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    OECD-SADC Policy Brief: Addressing development challenges in Southern Africa

    Private investment is a powerful development enabler, however governments need sound policy frameworks to enhance its development benefits. This policy brief describes how, working with the OECD, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has created the SADC Investment Policy Framework (IPF) which provides a roadmap for investment policy reform in five areas having a strong bearing on the investment climate in the region.

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