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Tracing our roots: Understanding African innovation

20. September 2018 - 10:00
By Youssef Travaly, PhD MBA, Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Vice-President of Science, Innovation & Partnerships, and Acting President, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Senegal Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa Can you name a famous African scientist? Barely no one can answer this question, even with some thought. And … Continue reading Tracing our roots: Understanding African innovation
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Data: The first step to improving finance in African cities

19. September 2018 - 11:05
By Astrid R.N. Haas, Manager of Cities that Work, International Growth Centre This blog is part of an ongoing series exploring the intersection between intermediary cities in developing countries and sustainable development Many African cities are urbanising rapidly. Yet, they are unable to adequately service their growing populations with the necessary infrastructure and amenities due … Continue reading Data: The first step to improving finance in African cities
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Upgrading International Development Cooperation

18. September 2018 - 16:34
By Alicia Barcena, Stefano Manservisi and Mario Pezzini In an era when the benefits of multilateralism are being questioned, income inequality is growing, and innovation and technology are transforming how people learn and work, the world needs a more equitable approach to globalization. Can Latin America and the Caribbean offer a way forward? PARIS – These are hard times … Continue reading Upgrading International Development Cooperation
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Make AfCFTA a reality

13. September 2018 - 10:17
By: Abdoul Salam Bello, Advisor to the Executive Director, Group Africa II, World Bank Group; Visiting Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; and Author of La régionalisation en Afrique: Essai sur un processus d’intégration et de développement (L’Harmattan 2017) Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa The March 2018 … Continue reading Make AfCFTA a reality
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Building Trust: How the development community can engage the private sector

11. September 2018 - 10:14
By Janet Longmore, Founder & CEO, Digital Opportunity Trust Fundamental to my organisation’s success in delivering local impact against several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been developing an ecosystem of global and local in-country partners. And critical to this ecosystem is private sector participation: Corporate partners bring a different lens on what we do, … Continue reading Building Trust: How the development community can engage the private sector
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Raising capital for intermediary cities

10. September 2018 - 10:44
By: Jeremy Gorelick, Senior Infrastructure Finance Advisor, USAID’s* WASH-FIN (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Finance) Programme, and Joel Moktar, Project Leader, Open Capital Advisors This blog is part of an ongoing series exploring the intersection between intermediary cities in developing countries and sustainable development. Intermediary cities are the fastest growing cities in the developing world. … Continue reading Raising capital for intermediary cities
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Migration and Africa: Driving better policy choices by changing the conversation

5. September 2018 - 17:08
By: Faten Aggad,[1] Non-resident Business Associate and International Consultant, Maendeleo Group, Cape Town, South Africa Learn more about this timely topic at the upcoming 18th International Economic Forum on Africa The conversation needs to change when it comes to migration and Africa, replacing the narrative about an exodus out of the continent to one about people … Continue reading Migration and Africa: Driving better policy choices by changing the conversation
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It is time for a new finance paradigm in development

3. September 2018 - 13:35
By: Arthur R Wood, Founding Partner, Total Impact Advisors; Convenor, Project1800.org 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 On 27 November 1095, Pope Urban declared the crusades ostensibly a religious call, but one that reinforced the power of the … Continue reading It is time for a new finance paradigm in development
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Development Finance 2.0: From Billions to Trillions

31. Juli 2018 - 15:48
By Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, TCX [1]  Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require an enormous increase in external financing flows to developing countries. Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have gradually started to shift their business model towards de-risking services to crowd in long-term, low-risk private capital. However, the targeted scaling up of private investment from billions … Continue reading Development Finance 2.0: From Billions to Trillions
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Africa’s Development Dynamics

13. Juli 2018 - 10:00
By Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre and Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Development The launch this week in Addis Ababa of the new flagship joint report Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 alongside the African Union Commission reflects a fundamental commitment to an ongoing conversation on Africa, with Africa and for Africa. … Continue reading Africa’s Development Dynamics
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Towards sustainable cocoa: financial solutions for smallholders in Côte d’Ivoire

21. Juni 2018 - 17:15
By Adeline Dontenville, Land-use and Finance Expert, EU REDD Facility, European Forest Institute When you buy a chocolate bar, it’s quite likely that the cocoa in it came from Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top producer. If so, it is almost certain that the cocoa plants were grown where dense rainforest once stood. Expansion of cocoa … Continue reading Towards sustainable cocoa: financial solutions for smallholders in Côte d’Ivoire
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Charting a different future for social protection: Kyrgyzstan’s opportunity

19. Juni 2018 - 10:03
By Alexander Pick , Fiscal economist, OECD Development Centre 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 A voice in Svetlana Alexievich’s Secondhand time, a chronicle of post-Communist disillusion in the former Soviet Union, declares that “the future is… not … Continue reading Charting a different future for social protection: Kyrgyzstan’s opportunity
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The future of manufacturing and development: three things to remember

18. Juni 2018 - 10:00
By Annalisa Primi, Head, Structural Policies and Innovation, OECD Development Centre  To learn more about countries’ strategies for economic transformation, follow the 10th Plenary and High-Level Meeting of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development in Paris, France on 27-28 June 2018 Not all factories are the same. Today, … Continue reading The future of manufacturing and development: three things to remember
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Turning a commitment into actions

14. Juni 2018 - 13:30
By Mario Cerutti, Chief Institutional Relations & Sustainability Officer, Lavazza Group To learn more about countries’ strategies for economic transformation, follow the 10th  Plenary Meeting and High-Level Meeting of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development, in Paris, France on 27-28 June 2018. At the beginning of 2017, Lavazza launched ‘’Goal Zero’’ – a … Continue reading Turning a commitment into actions
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The Transition from Least Developed Country Status

11. Juni 2018 - 10:00
By Dr Jodie Keane, Economic Adviser, and Dr Howard Haughton, Quantitative Analyst, Commonwealth Secretariat[1] 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. To learn more about countries’ strategies for economic transformation, including a session on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), follow … Continue reading The Transition from Least Developed Country Status
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Lessons learned from structural transformation in least developed countries

5. Juni 2018 - 10:30
By Daniel Gay[1], Inter-Regional Adviser on LDCs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs To learn more about countries’ strategies for economic transformation, including a session on Least Developed Countries (LDCs), follow the 10th Plenary and High-Level Meeting of the OECD Initiative for Policy Dialogue on Global Value Chains, Production Transformation and Development in Paris, France … Continue reading Lessons learned from structural transformation in least developed countries
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