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New Approaches to Scaling Private Sector Funding for Sustainable Development

21. Februar 2020 - 10:57
By Sonja Gibbs, Managing Director & Head of Sustainable Finance, IIF This blog is part of the OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference Welcome to 2020–the “Decade of Delivery” for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the international development community remains hard at work on solutions, success over the next decade will require … Continue reading New Approaches to Scaling Private Sector Funding for Sustainable Development
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Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution

5. Februar 2020 - 11:24
By Ratnakar Adhikari, Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework Executive Secretariat, World Trade Organization and Fabrice Lehmann, Associate, Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) The fourth industrial revolution is charting a new and uncertain course for the world economy. Least developed countries must prepare for the opportunities and risks that it brings. It is characterised by the … Continue reading Least developed countries can become authors of their technological revolution
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Time for bold initiatives to tackle inequalities and climate change

31. Januar 2020 - 12:34
By Filippos Pierros, Minister-Counsellor, Vice-Chair of the Development Assistance Committee and the Development Centre Governing Board [i] With the resounding failure of the UN COPs to mobilize a strong international response to climate change and inequality, concerned citizens around the world are rightly beginning to show frustration and even anger. And yet, at long last … Continue reading Time for bold initiatives to tackle inequalities and climate change
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Where are Men in the Drive to End Violence Against Women?

29. Januar 2020 - 15:00
By Gary Barker, President and CEO, Promundo-US This blog is a part of the upcoming OECD High-Level Conference on Ending Violence Against Women, that will take place on 5-6 of February 2020 #MeToo has led to an unprecedented global calling out of men’s use of violence against women — whether harassment, sexual assault or intimate partner violence. … Continue reading Where are Men in the Drive to End Violence Against Women?
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Why should investors care about ocean health?

27. Januar 2020 - 15:05
by Dennis Fritsch, PhD, Researcher, Responsible Investor This blog is part of the upcoming OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference that will take place on 29 January 2020 “The World’s Oceans Are in Trouble. And So Are Humans, Warns U.N. Report” – a blaring headline in Time Magazine just after the IPCC published their landmark … Continue reading Why should investors care about ocean health?
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How Blended Finance Can Plug The SDG Financing Gap

22. Januar 2020 - 9:00
By Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Founder and Managing Partner of Bamboo Capital Partners This blog is part of the upcoming OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference that will take place on 29 January 2020 We now have just 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To date, the SDGs have been underfinanced. The annual … Continue reading How Blended Finance Can Plug The SDG Financing Gap
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Can aid help countries avoid the middle-income trap?

10. Januar 2020 - 17:48
By Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President and Director – Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition Most aid agencies have tried to articulate a “middle-income” strategy for how to support client countries that are no longer poor. For example, see the Asian Development … Continue reading Can aid help countries avoid the middle-income trap?
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Shifting public and private finance towards the Sustainable Development Goals 

9. Januar 2020 - 9:59
By Paul Horrocks, Priscilla Boiardi and Valentina Bellesi, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate  This blog is part of the upcoming OECD Private Finance for Sustainable Development Conference that will take place on 29 January 2020 Back in 2015, the international community committed to a shared global vision towards sustainable development – the 2030 Agenda – including … Continue reading Shifting public and private finance towards the Sustainable Development Goals 
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Five Takeaways on Migration and Development

23. Dezember 2019 - 17:41
By Jason Gagnon, Development economist, OECD Development Centre Migration can lead to important gains for migrants, for their countries of origin and their destination. But this can only happen if migration happens under the right conditions. Destination and origin countries increasingly face common global challenges such as climate change, new technologies and long term changes … Continue reading Five Takeaways on Migration and Development
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Social discontent in Latin America through the lens of development traps

23. Dezember 2019 - 10:36
By Sebastián Nieto-Parra, Mario Pezzini and Juan Vázquez, OECD Development Centre Until recently, rising levels of citizen dissatisfaction with public services and institutions in Latin America might have merely been pictured as an upward line in a graph. However, it seems to have reached a breaking point. Growing social discontent has boiled over into protests … Continue reading Social discontent in Latin America through the lens of development traps
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Helping Cities and Regions achieve the SDGs: Partnering for Decentralised Development Co-operation

9. Dezember 2019 - 18:02
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate and Lamia Kamal-Chaoui, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE)   All too often international aid is viewed through the traditional lens of nation states. A rich-poor relationship of a developed country providing a one-way flow of financial assistance to a developing country to address crucial … Continue reading Helping Cities and Regions achieve the SDGs: Partnering for Decentralised Development Co-operation
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Counting the invisible: Three priorities for strengthening statistical capacities in the SDG era

6. Dezember 2019 - 10:28
By Johannes Jütting, Executive Head PARIS21, Rolando Avendano, Economist, Asian Development Bank and Manuel Kuhm, Research Support Officer (PARIS21) Better policies need better data. High-quality data and official statistics are vital for governments, civil society, the private sector and the public to make informed decisions, create effective polices, and establish good governance. Under the 2030 … Continue reading Counting the invisible: Three priorities for strengthening statistical capacities in the SDG era
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Forging a new way forward for development co-operation in the face of the climate crisis

4. Dezember 2019 - 16:25
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate Time is running out. The climate crisis is rapidly altering the systems that underpin life on Earth, multiplying existing threats to development while creating new obstacles. It will influence how countries develop for the rest of this century and beyond. As we head into 2020 … Continue reading Forging a new way forward for development co-operation in the face of the climate crisis
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Can local and sustainable agriculture save biodiversity?

3. Dezember 2019 - 16:25
By Marco Maria Cerbo, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the Permanent Delegation of Italy to the international organisations in Paris, and Rebecca Graziosi, development co-operation intern During his speech at the Nobel Banquet, the newly-awarded laureate in Economic Sciences, William D. Nordhaus, declared: “Over the last half-century, the full implications of climate change and its impacts … Continue reading Can local and sustainable agriculture save biodiversity?
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Transformation productive en Afrique : l’heure des choix

29. November 2019 - 17:14
Par Arthur Minsat, Chef d’Unité, Europe, Moyen-Orient & Afrique, Centre de développement de l’OCDE Ce blog fait partie d’une série marquant le 19e Forum économique international sur l’Afrique Croissance mondiale en baisse, guerre commerciale, automatisation, robotisation … : le commerce international a-t-il encore un rôle positif à jouer dans la transformation des économies de l’Union africaine ? Si … Continue reading Transformation productive en Afrique : l’heure des choix
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Urban Management in Africa Observed

29. November 2019 - 11:39
By Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza, Director, Regional Office for Africa, UN-Habitat; and Marco Kamiya, Head, Urban Economy and Finance Branch, UN-Habitat, Global Headquarters in Keny This blog is part of a series marking the  19th International Economic Forum on Africa  Africa is at a defining moment in its developmental journey. After experiencing 5% growth from 2001 to … Continue reading Urban Management in Africa Observed
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How do Nations Learn? Why Development is First and Foremost About Learning

28. November 2019 - 11:19
By Dr Arkebe Oqubay, Senior Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia  This blog is part of a series marking the upcoming  19th International Economic Forum on Africa  Policy makers and academics alike puzzle over why some countries achieve economic ‘growth miracles’ while others lag behind. Of the 100 middle-income economies in 1960, … Continue reading How do Nations Learn? Why Development is First and Foremost About Learning
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A Sceptics Guide to the African Continental Free Trade Area – and Why the Sceptics are Wrong…

27. November 2019 - 10:59
By Andrew Mold, Acting Director, Office for Eastern Africa, Economic Commission for Africa, Kigali, Rwanda This blog is part of a series marking the upcoming  19th International Economic Forum on Africa  Scepticism is never in short supply, generally speaking, and particularly in the era we are currently living through. This is often true when it … Continue reading A Sceptics Guide to the African Continental Free Trade Area – and Why the Sceptics are Wrong…
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Et si la crise sécuritaire du Sahel était aussi (voire avant tout) économique ?

25. November 2019 - 12:41
Par Maman Sambo Sidikou, Secrétaire permanent du G5 Sahel[1] Ce blog fait partie d’une série marquant le 19e Forum économique international sur l’Afrique Le Sahel vit un tournant, une accélération de l’histoire dont le coût humain est élevé. Nos jeunes pays connaissent une croissance démographique sans précédent. Notre population est de plus en plus jeune et … Continue reading Et si la crise sécuritaire du Sahel était aussi (voire avant tout) économique ?
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Overcoming the Challenges of the Transition and Exit from Aid

22. November 2019 - 9:58
By Annalisa Prizzon, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute  Since 2000, the number of low-income countries (LICs) has more than halved — from 63 to 31 — and have now joined the ranks of middle-income countries (MICs). Typically, these economies have strengthened their macroeconomic management, played a stronger and more visible role in global policy, … Continue reading Overcoming the Challenges of the Transition and Exit from Aid
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