Give growth a chance -- OECD Week 2013
"Give growth a chance" was the refrain from the economic outlook session at OECD Forum 2013.
Global value chains at OECD Week 2013
Global value chains provide many economic benefits, but should be managed with more responsibility, according to panel discussions at OECD Week 2013.
OECD calls for a new deal
"It's time for a new deal", cried Angel Gurria, OECD Secretary-General, at the opening of the OECD Forum 2013.
Small business finance in Asia
Small business has a big problem, and that is access to finance. This is a problem everywhere, but especially in emerging and developing economies in Asia and elsewhere.
OECD Week 2013
Financial and economic crisis have mutated into a political, social and philosophical crisis in America and Europe. This will be at the heart of discussions at OECD Week 2013.
Financial development in Asia
A country's financial development is one key determinant of its economic growth. How do Asia's economies measure up in terms of financial development, and especially for access to financial services
Remembering the Asian Financial Crisis
The 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis was the defining event of Asia's modern economic history. Has the region learnt the harsh lessons, and made the necessary reforms?
Asia needs better developed bond markets
Asia has not yet made sufficient progress in developing bond markets, one of the lessons of the 1997/98 Asian Financial Crisis.
Asian economic surveillance, and AMRO
AMRO -- the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office -- was established in Singapore in April 2011. It is slowly moving into action -- but too slowly.
Chiang Mai Initiative: an Asian IMF?
Asian countries have deployed great efforts to establish regional financial safety nets like the Chiang Mai Initiative. But the CMI has many limitations and is perhaps unusable.
Hillary's last words ... for the moment
Asia was at the centre of Hillary Clinton's last major speech as US Secretary of State.
How trade is changing the world
International trade by developing countries is fundamentally changing the shape of the world economy. Have the developed OECD countries created a monster for themselves?
The forces driving Asia’s rapid growth–new technology, globalisation, and market-oriented reform–are also fuelling rising inequality, argued ADB President Haruhiko Kuroda.
Water Quality: An Ignored Global Crisis
Why has the critical problem of water pollution disappeared from the global agenda, and what does it mean for our future, ask Cecilia Tortajada and Asit K. Biswas.
New trends in foreign aid
As the wealthy OECD countries cut back on their foreign aid, emerging donors like China, India, Brazil and South Africa are expanding their aid programs -- and expanding their influence too.
Development Aid and the Rise of New Donors
New donors are challenging the dominant aid discourse of the ‘West’, according to researchers at the York Centre for Asian Research in Toronto.
Celebrating Australia's immigration history
On a recent trip to Melbourne, we visited the Immigration Museum, a celebration of Australia's rich immigration history. It is also an excellent public education tool on this complex issue.
Urbanization and slums in Asia
Economic theory paints a nice picture of urbanization as a driver of economic development. Unfortunately, too many Asian people who migrate from the country to the city end up in squalid slums.
Measuring Asia's globalization
Asia's emerging economies have benefited greatly from the global economy. However, the KOF Index of Globalization suggests that Asia is still "under-globalized".
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city
Singapore is Asia's most innovative city, closely followed by Sydney and Melbourne, according to a recent report by Solidiance.
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