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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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Multilateral action for sustainable development: How to build on the strength of ODA?

31. Mai 2018 - 11:46
By Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director, Development Co-operation Directorate and Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Chair, Development Assistance Committee In the backlash against globalisation and multilateralism and despite tightening national budgets, OECD countries’ combined Official Development Assistance (ODA) remains strong. While some criticise recently-released ODA figures for stagnating, steady commitment has been undeniable. Indeed, ODA has remained politically … Continue reading Multilateral action for sustainable development: How to build on the strength of ODA?
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Statebuilding without the State: Getting beyond “chicken and egg” in Somalia

30. Mai 2018 - 9:52
By Dan Honig, Assistant Professor of International Development, Johns Hopkins SAIS, and Sarah Louise Cramer, UN-World Bank Aid Coordination Officer for Somalia “The credibility of the Somali Government hinges largely on its ability to deliver for the Somali People.” International partners clearly recognise the importance of using country systems to achieve broader statebuilding goals, as … Continue reading Statebuilding without the State: Getting beyond “chicken and egg” in Somalia
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The New World of Development Foundations

9. Mai 2018 - 12:19
By Simon Scott, Counsellor, OECD Statistics and Data Directorate One of the compensations of growing old is that you may eventually find out what you always wanted to know. Fifteen years ago I wrote an OECD study on Philanthropic Foundations and Development Co-operation which – despite its many glowing virtues – was decidedly thin on … Continue reading The New World of Development Foundations
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Disentangling urban and rural food security issues in West Africa

17. April 2018 - 8:30
By Richard Clarke, Consultant, Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat The rapid growth of cities in West Africa poses significant challenges across development dimensions. In particular, as the location of poverty spreads from rural to urban areas so have issues of food insecurity and malnutrition. Indeed, the potential impact of growing food insecurity in urban … Continue reading Disentangling urban and rural food security issues in West Africa
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Paradigm Lost

10. April 2018 - 10:24
By Helmut Reisen, Scientific Advisor to the Perspectives on Global Development 2019 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 Economics has adopted an introspective mindset since the global financial crisis erupted ten years ago. The ´markets-work-wonders´ formula of the … Continue reading Paradigm Lost
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Normatively weak institutions can be functionally strong: A surprising lesson from China

4. April 2018 - 11:12
By Yuen Yuen Ang, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and the author of “How China Escaped the Poverty Trap“ This blog is part of an ongoing series evaluating various facets of Development in Transition   For the past decades, policymakers and development practitioners have clung to the idea that “good … Continue reading Normatively weak institutions can be functionally strong: A surprising lesson from China
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The institutional key to step-up disaster risk management in Thailand

29. März 2018 - 10:29
By Andrea Colombo, Jr. Policy Analyst, and Chloé Stutzmann, Consultant, OECD Development Centre The increasing exposure of people to disaster worldwide was a key issue during last week’s World Water Forum in Brasilia. By 2050, almost 2 billion people in the world will be at risk of floods. At the same time, between 5 and … Continue reading The institutional key to step-up disaster risk management in Thailand
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Small actions for big impact: Lessons from Canada

28. März 2018 - 14:42
By Jacqueline Théoret, Executive Director, Strategic Communications, International Development Global Affairs Canada and Co-Chair of the OECD Development Communication Network (DevCom) We cannot hope to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build the more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous — the better — world they envision without engaging people everywhere and inspiring them to take concrete … Continue reading Small actions for big impact: Lessons from Canada
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Three reasons why local feminist movements offer solutions for gender equality and peace

27. März 2018 - 10:44
By Maria Butler, Director of Global Programmes, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)  1 Learn more about this timely topic on the upcoming OECD Global Forum on Development Register today to attend The OECD policy paper Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations (October 2017) demands a “fundamental shift in perspective … Continue reading Three reasons why local feminist movements offer solutions for gender equality and peace
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Stabilising Argentina’s Public Expenditure

26. März 2018 - 10:11
By Dr. Sebastian Galiani, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland 1 The present government in Argentina inherited a particularly high level of public spending compared to the country’s own history. Consolidated public expenditure for the three levels of government − nation, province and municipalities − reached 42.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2015. This is … Continue reading Stabilising Argentina’s Public Expenditure
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Jeunes : oser, innover, entreprendre !

22. März 2018 - 10:16
Par Awa Caba, Co-fondatrice, Sooretul 1 Pour en savoir plus sur ce sujet : Le Forum mondial de l’OCDE sur le développement 2018 Cliquer ici pour vous inscrire Au Sénégal, les Petites et Moyennes Entreprises (PME) ou structures de production et transformation des produits agricoles se trouvent essentiellement dans la banlieue de la capitale (Guédiawaye à … Continue reading Jeunes : oser, innover, entreprendre !
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What youth need: A greater focus on job quality

21. März 2018 - 14:52
By Niall O’Higgins, Senior Research Specialist, Youth Employment Programme, International Labour Organisation (ILO) Learn more about this timely topic on the upcoming OECD Global Forum on Development Register today to attend For young people, successful entry into the world of work – that is, successful transition from education to employment – means more than simply … Continue reading What youth need: A greater focus on job quality
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Three things we have learned about investing in African small businesses and in fragile countries

20. März 2018 - 10:59
By Jean-Michel Severino, CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires Africa’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) form what is often called the “missing middle” of African economies. The smaller the investment ticket is, the higher the transaction and monitoring costs are, reducing the net profitability for investors. In addition, the poorer and more fragile the country is,  the … Continue reading Three things we have learned about investing in African small businesses and in fragile countries
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Política 2.0. Combinando la protesta con la propuesta

19. März 2018 - 11:01
De Max Trejo, Secretario General, Organismo Internacional de Juventud para Iberoamérica (OIJ) Aprenda más sobre este tema en el Foro Global de la OCDE sobre Desarrollo Regístrese hoy para asistir Las formas de participación política juvenil son múltiples, dinámicas e interconectadas y demandan una comprensión de lo político amplia y flexible para no subestimar el … Continue reading Política 2.0. Combinando la protesta con la propuesta
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