Although many countries around the world have stepped up their efforts to tackle hidden and deep-rooted barriers to women’s empowerment over the last few years, major environmental, economic, and social challenges threaten to reverse the trend.
Africa needs an extra USD 1.6 trillion by 2030 - USD 194 billion annually - to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To attract more and better investment and fill that gap, African governments and their partners should improve information to investors, increase the capacity of African development finance institutions, and boost regional projects.
Estonia has become the 32nd member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development co-operation.
The OECD and the Government of Ukraine today launched a four-year Country Programme that will support Ukraine’s agenda for reform, recovery and reconstruction and will help Ukraine advance its ambitions to join the OECD and the European Union.
Foreign aid from official donors in 2022 rose to an all-time high of USD 204 billion, up from USD 186 billion in 2021, as developed countries increased their spending on processing and hosting refugees and on aid to Ukraine, according to preliminary data collected by the OECD.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, travel and tourism generated approximately 12% of GDP in Southeast Asian economies and provided around 11% of employment in Emerging Asia as a whole. The return of tourists will therefore be key to further bolster economies amidst uncertainties and weak external demand.
Carsten Staur, currently Denmark’s Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the OECD and UNESCO, was today appointed as the new Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development aid.
Lithuania has become the 31st member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), the leading international forum for bilateral providers of development co-operation.
Climate change could significantly worsen long-term economic prospects and exacerbate inequalities in Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC). It is urgent to advance towards an ambitious and comprehensive green agenda to address its consequences and improve well-being for all. An effective green transition in LAC could potentially add 10.5% more new jobs by 2030, says the Latin American Economic Outlook (LEO) 2022
Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries reached USD 83.3 billion in 2020, according to new OECD analysis.