Aid for trade: $100 billion well spent

Today’s post comes from Frans Lammersen of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate Evidence from a numerous countries, including Korea, Brazil and China, shows that openness to trade is a key ingredient for economic success and improved living standards. By connecting local producers to domestic, regional and global markets, trade helps to fight poverty and enhance the […]

Aligning Investment with Development Goals in Central America

Javier A Gutiérrez, Executive Director, Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) Central America has an important opportunity over the next few years to build inclusive and sustainable development through deepening regional economic integration, both to further the development of its internal market at sufficient scale, and to present the region as more attractive for […]

Who listens to policy advice, and what happens when they do?

Today’s post is by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee Countries applying the right policies have achieved remarkable development success over the past 50 years. In the space of just two generations, South Korea went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to one of the richest by choosing […]