02 février 2020

Social discontent in Latin America through the lens of development traps

Until recently, rising levels of citizen dissatisfaction with public services and institutions in Latin America might have merely been pictured as an upward line in a graph. However, it seems to have reached a breaking point. More...

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Five Takeaways on Migration and Development

Migration can lead to important gains for migrants, for their countries of origin and their destination. But this can only happen if migration happens under the right conditions. Destination and origin countries increasingly face common global challenges such as climate change, new technologies and long term changes in social behaviour. More...

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Shifting public and private finance towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The Goals identify the areas in which resources are most needed. But with the realisation that meeting the Goals by 2030 would require filling an annual financing gap of 2.5 trillion dollars, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) called upon a broader mobilisation of resources, including private ones. More...

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Can aid help countries avoid the middle-income trap?

Most aid agencies have tried to articulate a “middle-income” strategy for how to support client countries that are no longer poor. For example, see the Asian Development Bank Strategy 2030 and the World Bank’s approach to middle-income countries. More...

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Merger Enforcement in Dynamic and Innovative Markets

Modern competition dynamics are challenging the work of competition authorities all around the world. Merger enforcement, in particular, increasingly requires case handlers to predict the effects of complex mergers in dynamic markets where unprecedented levels of innovation lead to constant change. More...

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Parting ways in the global marketplace?

Yet, divestment is a frequent global phenomenon. OECD research shows that one in every five foreign-owned firms is divested every five years. More...

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Defending businesses and entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

The active development of institutions that protect the rights of entrepreneurs began in the 90s in the European Union, United States and Australia. Only recently have similar institutions been established in the post-socialist regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. More...

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How the OECD can release the power of blockchain

Businesses have become remarkably good at planning and then executing strategies across complex, global supply chains. Similarly, many governments increasingly excel at setting bold, progressive policies and executing large, ambitious programmes. More...

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BigTech vs BigBang: Competition in Financial Services

On 18 June 2019, Facebook announced the launch of Libra, a decentralised digital currency, or stablecoin. Borderless, it has the ambition to be used by 2 billion people. Policy makers’ reaction was swift but ultimately their efforts amount to only slowing down a more significant trend: the entrance of BigTech in finance. More...

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Brexit: EU and UK universities to remain united

On 31 January, with Brexit underway, higher education and research organisations from both sides of the English Channel published a common statement committing to maintain their current relationships. An initiative of Universities UK, 36 major organisations representing science and higher education across the UK and Europe signed the document, including EUA. The statement calls for full association to the future Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe programmes. More...

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