Friday, 24 February 2012

OECD Development Centre’s 50th Anniversary, 27 February - 1 March, 2012

Busy week ahead!!!

High-Level Meeting of the Governing Board - The Board is meeting to provide input on the future direction of the Centre. The meeting will also serve as a consultation on the OECD Strategy on Development, including input from non-OECD member countries.
Global Forum on Development - A joint endeavour by the OECD Development Centre and the Development Co-operation Directorate, this year the GFD also involves the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. The Forum gathers high-level experts from a wide range of stakeholder groups (senior officials, civil society organisations, etc.). The 2012 Forum will have two main aims: discuss some aspects of the OECD Strategy on Development and identify priorities and best practices in making public expenditure more effective and efficient for development.
Emerging Markets Network - The quarterly meeting will focus on Global prospects and rethinking global risks with senior executives from leading financial and industrial member companies.
Development Finance Network (DeFiNe) - A network of 40 think tanks from all over the world, the annual DeFiNe meeting will be an opportunity to consult with them on the OECD strategy on Development and to zoom-in and discuss everything from financing for development to achieving the MDGs. Participants will also include leading think tanks from Brazil, India and South Africa.
DEV-EDFI Roundtable - A roundtable on rethinking development strategies in a shifting world: How to mobilize the private sector - jointly organised with the Association of European Development Finance Institutions.
European Report on Development - The first public consultation on the EU-funded European Report on Development focusing on the post-2015 scenario.
Roundtable on Tax Compliance and Tax Morale - This event is co-hosted by the OECD Development Centre and the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. The roundtable will focus on analyzing public attitudes and perceptions of tax evasion across all regions of the world.
Presentation of Revenue Statistics in Latin America - This joint publication by the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, the OECD Development Centre, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Inter-American Centre of Tax Administrations (CIAT) has as its aim is to provide internationally comparable data on tax levels and tax structures for a selection of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. Click here to find out more.
First Development Lecture in honour of Angus Maddison - The Centre will launch the Angus Maddison Development Lecture Series to commemorate Angus Maddison, a renowned scholar on quantitative macroeconomic history and one of the founding fathers of the Centre, whose work has greatly influenced the development policy debate. The first Development Lecture in honour of Angus Maddison will be delivered by Philippe Aghion, Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

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