In the context of the current global financial crisis, remittances represent an important source of finance for many developing countries, especially as they tend to rise during downturns in the receiving economy – unlike capital flows such as foreign direct investment, which tend to fall.
In parallel with ODA, export credits extended by official-export credit agencies also help finance large-scale projects in key sectors such as infrastructure, especially when they are perceived as economically viable.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) can provide financial stability, promote economic development and enhance the well-being of societies. FDI is also considered as one of the most development-friendly sources of investment, as it can create jobs, develop technology and new productive capacity, and help local firms access new international markets.
Financing UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Aid in support of gender equality and women’s rights in fragile contexts. In October 2015, the international community will mark 15 years since the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325. This was the first landmark decision to place women’s interests and concerns at the centre of the international peace and security agenda.
Governments from all regions of the world have placed a high priority on achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls as a central ambition of the post 2015 sustainable development agenda. Ambitious financing will be needed to turn political aspirations into a reality.
This workshop brought together over 85 participants from the environment and the development communities to discuss challenges and opportunities for mainstreaming biodiversity into development at the national and sector level, and to better manage for results.
The DAC List of ODA Recipients: An information note on the revision of the DAC List.
The January 2015 Arab-DAC Dialogue on Development brings together at a senior level development co-operation providers from Arab and DAC countries and international institutions to discuss how to integrate the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into our development programmes and policies and to identify action to support developing countries in their efforts to achieve these goals.
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Summary record of the network's 17th meeting
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Summary Record OECD ENVIRONET Expert Workshop February 2014