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What’s the path to sustainable development?

14. Dezember 2018 - 9:42
By Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre, and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition. Perspectives on Global Development 2019: Rethinking Development Strategies adds to this discussion What’s the path to sustainable development? In this era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … Continue reading What’s the path to sustainable development?
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Gender equity starts at the dinner table

13. Dezember 2018 - 10:00
Adolescent girls are the most at risk of not being able to access a nutritious diet. Ensuring they do is key to economic development, peace and stability By David Beasley, Executive Director, World Food Programme This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Imagine a … Continue reading Gender equity starts at the dinner table
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It’s (literally) about time: men as part of the solution to closing the care gap

12. Dezember 2018 - 9:59
By Ruti Levtov, PhD, Director of Research, Evaluation, and Learning at Promundo-US This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Two hundred and ten years: That’s how long it will take to close the gender gap in time spent on care if we continue on … Continue reading It’s (literally) about time: men as part of the solution to closing the care gap
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Can we leave no one behind in a world so unequal?

11. Dezember 2018 - 10:53
By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International To read more about this topic, check out the upcoming release of the Development Co-operation Report 2018: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind on 11 December 2018 To say that the world’s poorest people are simply being left behind can sound like an unbearably polite understatement at … Continue reading Can we leave no one behind in a world so unequal?
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Technological change raises the stakes for action to leave no one behind

10. Dezember 2018 - 10:34
By Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator To read more about this topic, check out the upcoming release of the Development Co-operation Report 2018: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind on 11 December 2018 The 2030 Agenda presents a historic opportunity to set the world on track to a sustainable future. In twelve years’ time, a … Continue reading Technological change raises the stakes for action to leave no one behind
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Measuring beyond outcomes: Understanding gender inequality

7. Dezember 2018 - 9:28
By Papa A. Seck (@PABSeck), Chief Statistician, UN Women This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Over her lifetime, a girl born today in Germany is expected to earn just about half the income of a boy born on the same day. In … Continue reading Measuring beyond outcomes: Understanding gender inequality
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Equipping development co-operation to leave no one behind

6. Dezember 2018 - 9:46
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, OECD Development Co-operation Directorate To read more about this topic, check out the upcoming release of the Development Co-operation Report 2018: Joining Forces to Leave No One Behind on 11 December 2018 Leaving no one behind is a radically new level of ambition for governments and societies worldwide, for … Continue reading Equipping development co-operation to leave no one behind
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What it will take to unleash real feminism

4. Dezember 2018 - 11:21
By Bathylle Missika, Head – Networks, Partnerships and Gender Division, OECD Development Centre This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Gender equality frequently makes headlines. Even before the #metoo movements, political leaders started to place gender equality at the top of … Continue reading What it will take to unleash real feminism
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Paving the Way Towards Progress that Counts

27. November 2018 - 10:05
By Katja Iversen, President/CEO, Women Deliver This blog is part of a special series marking the launch of the updated 2019 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) How can we power development that leaves no one behind? As we edge towards 2030 – with long ways to go to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) … Continue reading Paving the Way Towards Progress that Counts
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Visualising urbanisation: How the Africapolis platform sheds new light on urban dynamics in Africa

22. November 2018 - 14:30
By Lia Beyeler, Communications Officer and Nisha Schumann, Consultant, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat (SWAC/OECD) Africapolis platform, which launches during the 8th Africities Conference in Marrakech this week, seeks to bridge the gap in data on African urbanisation dynamics. It provides a powerful tool for governments, policy makers, researchers and urban planners to better … Continue reading Visualising urbanisation: How the Africapolis platform sheds new light on urban dynamics in Africa
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Increasing income and resilience of the poorest: The role of economic inclusion programmes in social protection systems

21. November 2018 - 10:14
By 1 : Aude de Montesquiou and Syed M. Hashemi (Partnership for Economic Inclusion 2 at the World Bank) and Alessandra Heinemann (ADB) While the past two decades saw spectacular progress in the fight against poverty, more than 10% of the world’s population – 735 million people – still live below USD 1.90 per day. Ending poverty in all … Continue reading Increasing income and resilience of the poorest: The role of economic inclusion programmes in social protection systems
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What does it take for a Development Bank to succeed?

16. November 2018 - 10:04
By João Carlos Ferraz, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition. The 2019 “Perspectives on Global Development” on “Rethinking Development Strategies” will add to this discussion Public finance institutions, or development banks, have “development DNA”. But, can they effectively engage in financing … Continue reading What does it take for a Development Bank to succeed?
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Getting private resources on board for sustainable development

12. November 2018 - 10:12
By Royston Braganza, CEO, Grameen Capital India To learn more about this topic, check out the Global Outlook on Financing for Sustainable Development 2019 GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLL! The frenzied celebration that reverberates across the globe, every time a goal is scored, reflects the seemingly universal passion for football – be it the FIFA World Cup, the Champions … Continue reading Getting private resources on board for sustainable development
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Who will drive consumer spending in the next decade?

7. November 2018 - 10:45
By Kristofer Hamel, Chief Operating Officer, World Data Lab, and Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President, Brookings; Senior Economic Advisor World Data Lab1  In October 2018, the international community crossed a historic threshold: the majority of humanity no longer lives in or near poverty. Now and continuing into the foreseeable future, most people on Earth are middle … Continue reading Who will drive consumer spending in the next decade?
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Why understanding the relationship between migration and inequality may be the key to Africa’s development

30. Oktober 2018 - 10:07
By Professor Heaven Crawley, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR), Coventry University, UK Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa Pick up any newspaper or switch on any TV in Europe over the past five years and you might think that the entire population of Africa … Continue reading Why understanding the relationship between migration and inequality may be the key to Africa’s development
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Unlocking Africa’s Aviation Potential

29. Oktober 2018 - 10:51
By Hassan El-Houry, Group CEO, National Aviation Services (NAS) Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa + Check out the 30 October 2018 OECD EMnet Meeting on Africa’s “Infrastructure and Regional Connectivity” Africans make up 12% of the world’s population but only 2.5% of the world’s passengers. Why … Continue reading Unlocking Africa’s Aviation Potential
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How can the new African free trade agreement unlock Africa’s potential?

22. Oktober 2018 - 10:17
By Professor Landry Signé, David M. Rubenstein Fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program and the Africa Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, Distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, Chairman of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity, and author of “Innovating Development Strategies in Africa: The Role of International, Regional and National Actors.” Learn … Continue reading How can the new African free trade agreement unlock Africa’s potential?
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Africa: Time to Rediscover the Economics of Population Density and Development

19. Oktober 2018 - 10:35
By Professor Erik S. Reinert, Tallinn University of Technology, and Dr. Richard Itaman, King’s College, London Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa At the OECD’s origin, we find the 1947 Marshall Plan that re-industrialised a war-torn Europe. At the very core of the Marshall Plan was a profound … Continue reading Africa: Time to Rediscover the Economics of Population Density and Development
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From aid to Global Public Investment: an evolution in international co-operation

18. Oktober 2018 - 12:16
By Jonathan Glennie, independent writer and researcher, and Gail Hurley, Policy Specialist on Development Finance at UNDP This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition. The 2019 “Perspectives on Global Development” on “Rethinking Development Strategies” will add to this discussion It is time to bring aid to an end. Gradually, maybe, as a few … Continue reading From aid to Global Public Investment: an evolution in international co-operation
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Get the plumbing right: Financial integration should support Africa’s trade integration

15. Oktober 2018 - 11:06
By Amadou Sy, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and Advisor, African Department, IMF1 Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa African countries trade much more with countries outside the continent than with each other within the continent. According to the United Nations Economic Council for Africa, trade between … Continue reading Get the plumbing right: Financial integration should support Africa’s trade integration
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