Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries.
The objective of senior budget official reviews is to provide a comprehensive overview of the budget process in the country or jurisdiction under examination, to evaluate national and or sub-national experiences in the light of international best practices and to provide specific policy recommendations.
The 8th annual OECD-Asian Senior Budget Officials meeting took place in Bangkok on 2-3 February 2012. The meeting opened with a keynote address by the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Thailand, His Excellency Mr. Kittiratt NA-RANONG.
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia/Pacific countries and economies.
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The report validated the effectiveness of many UNDP initiatives especially at the sub-national level. UNDP has also provided targeted assistance to vulnerable and marginalized population groups. Ensuring the sustainability of development results however has been a challenge.
Social cohesion is the topic of the upcoming edition of the Perspectives on Global Development report which every year, identifies analyses and provides workable policy solutions for a pressing global development challenge.
The results of medium-term projections in the Southeast Asian Economic Outlook are produced based on the OECD Development Centre Medium-term Projection Framework of the SAEO 2010 (MPF: SAEO 2010).
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This report identifies and discusses employment and skills strategies in Southeast Asia. The aim of the exercise is to identify a number of characteristics and trends of employment and skills development in the region which can be explored and addressed further by the ESSSA initiative.
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Sida’s current regional strategy for cooperation with South East Asia expires at the end of 2009. Sida required an evaluation of the current strategy as an input to the development of a new strategy for the period 2010–2014.