Development financing summit

OECD Observer

March 2002 

A busy agenda is in store at the UN Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey in March. The importance of the issues cannot be overstated or repeated enough. Perhaps we have all already read that 1.2 billion people live on less than $1 a day, with another 1.6 billion on less than $2. Perhaps we think we have read somewhere that these groups make up nearly a half of the world’s population. And for sure, most people would agree that poverty in all its forms is the greatest challenge to the world community, that action is needed on several fronts.

The OECD Observer publishes regular articles on development and over 12 months ago the OECD Observer produced a special edition on the world development goals. The message remains as important now as it did then. We republish a short selection here, as well as other, still relevant pieces, such as Helmut Reisen's view on what kind of investment flows to poorer countries should be encouraged for a durable development to take hold. More articles are available by clicking on the Development link on the left of your screen or by clicking below.




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