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2022 Special Report on Human Security
New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity
The report finds a development conundrum. Despite people on average living longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, these advances have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security. This is true for countries right across the development spectrum, with perceptions of insecurity worsening most in several high-income countries, even before the Covid-19 pandemic. The report links new threats with the...
A Braided River
The Universe of Indian Women in Science
The pursuit of gender equality and increased equity is a complex and multifaceted goal that has been widely recognized as a core component of sustainable development. This book addresses the necessity to include more Indian women in science, critically examining many known and persistent challenges, as well as successes, within academia, research and industry in India. This issue is critical now more than...
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2022
Mobilizing Taxes for Development
This report outlines economic prospects in developing Asia amid global turbulence and lingering pandemic risks. It discusses the implications of school closures and the invasion of Ukraine, and explores mobilizing taxes for development. Developing Asia''s outlook remains positive, with growth of 5.2% expected in 2022 and 5.3% in 2023. Downside risks include spillover from geopolitical tensions, such as via...
Assessing Canada's System of Impact Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies
This report on Canada is the ninth country study published in a series of reports on policies to connect people with jobs. It provides an assessment of Employment and Social Development Canada’s system of impact evaluation of active labour market policies (ALMPs). It reviews the use of linked administrative data and quasi-experimental methods to conduct impact evaluations and cost-benefit analysis of ALMPs. The...
Building Trust to Reinforce Democracy
Main Findings from the 2021 OECD Survey on Drivers of Trust in Public Institutions
What drives trust in government? This report presents the main findings of the first OECD cross-national survey on trust in government and public institutions, representing over 50 000 responses across 22 OECD countries. The survey measures government performance across five drivers of trust – reliability, responsiveness, integrity, openness, and fairness – and provides insights for future policy reforms. This...
Changing Wealth of Nations 2021
Managing Assets for the Future
by Glenn-Marie Lange, James Cust, Luis Diego Herrera Garcia, Esther Naikal, and Grzegorz Peszko
It is now clear that a narrow focus on the growth of gross domestic product (GDP) is insufficient to achieve humanity’s aspirations for sustainable prosperity. Well functioning ecosystems and educated populations are requisites for sustainable wellbeing. These and other too-often-neglected ingredients of national wealth must be addressed if the development path is to be sustainable. The Changing Wealth of...
Children whose Parents use Drugs
Promising Practices and Recommendations
by Corina Giacomello, PhD
Parental drug use affects children at every stage of their lives, from before birth and well into their adult lives. The aim of this report is to shed light on an invisible population: children and adolescents living in families where at least one parent uses drugs. This focus on children exposed to parental dependence on drugs and alcohol implies helping them and their families to overcome dependence and its...
China’s Structural Transformation
What Can Developing Countries Learn?
This volume sets out to provide some answers to these questions through a series of studies on the Chinese “economic miracle”.. It focuses on several complementary policy areas that provide key insights in explaining the rapid growth trajectory of China, namely, macroeconomic and finance, industrial development, international trade and the digital economy. The book has greatly benefited from the discussions that...
Compendium of Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights on the Death Penalty and Extrajudicial Execution
by Jeremy McBride
Ensuring respect for one of the fundamental values of humanity in our society through the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. The compendium''s aim is to assist national judges, prosecutors and lawyers from the 46 member states of the Council of Europe to deal with extradition or deportation cases when there is a risk of the death penalty being imposed in third countries...
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