African regional integration

The theme of the African Development Report 2014, “Regional Integration for Inclusive Growth,” recognizes that regional integration is not an end in itself, but rather a tool for enhancing economic growth and fostering inclusion – within and between countries. After decades of relative stagnation, Africa has shown a steady upward improvement in performance in . . . → Read More: African regional integration

Assessing long-term state fragility in Africa

In recent years the concept of ‘state fragility’ in developing countries has received considerable attention in both the academic and policy environment; in sum, the argument is that countries with fragile state institutions are beset by conflict, chronic poverty and poor development progress. In global listings of ‘failed’, ‘fragile’, ‘conflict-affected’ or ‘conflict-vulnerable’ states, countries . . . → Read More: Assessing long-term state fragility in Africa

OECD Development Co-operation Report 2013

Poverty has been a scourge since time immemorial. It is a continuing affront to our sensibilities, our moral principles, our very humanity. But it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. We live in an age of promise and opportunity, where technological advances, successful development experience and political will can be summoned to eliminate . . . → Read More: OECD Development Co-operation Report 2013

Technical aid and governance: Help or hindrance?

After half a century, technical assistance remains a critical yet contested method of supporting governance reform. Since the birth of foreign aid after World War II, substantial funding has flowed into ‘technical assistance’, a development sector covering everything from restructuring central banks to rewriting mining codes. . . . → Read More:  Technical aid . . . → Read More: Technical aid and governance: Help or hindrance?

Looking to 2060

On the basis of 2005 purchasing power parities (PPPs), China is projected to surpass the Euro Area in a year or so and the United States in a few more years, to become the largest economy in the world, and India is projected to surpass Japan in the next year or two . . . → Read More: Looking to 2060

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2010-2019

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Preventing Violence, War and State Collapse: The Future of Conflict Early Warning and Response

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