A big year for development

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This will be “the mother of all years for summits on international development,” says Kevin Watkins*, Executive Director of the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI). He’s not wrong.

Over the next 11 months, international delegates will gather first in Addis Ababa in July to discuss how poorer countries can fund their development. Then, in September, attention will shift to New York, where the United Nations will sign off on the successors to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Finally, in December, Paris will take centre stage when it hosts the latest edition of the global climate change conference, COP21.

The three events may be separate, but the topics under discussion are not. For example…

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Originally published on www.oecdinsights.org on 9 February 2015.

*This year’s development summits have many mountains to climb (The Guardian)

Useful links

OECD Observer articles on development

OECD work on development

Development Co-operation Report 2014: Mobilising Resources for Sustainable Development (OECD, 2014)

Informing a Data Revolution (PARIS21)

OECD Insights: From Aid to Development (OECD, 2012)




Economic data

GDP growth: +0.6% Q1 2019 year-on-year
Consumer price inflation: 2.3% May 2019 annual
Trade: +0.4% exp, -1.2% imp, Q1 2019
Unemployment: 5.2% July 2019
Last update: 9 September 2019

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