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Better Policies for Development 2014
Policy Coherence and Illicit Financial Flows
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  06 Jun 2014
Pages: 100 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264210318 , OECD Code: 032014011P1
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This edition of Better Policies for Development focuses on illicit financial flows and their detrimental effects on development and growth. Every year, huge sums of money are transferred out of developing countries illegally. The numbers are disputed, but illicit financial flows are often cited as outstripping official development aid and inward investment. These flows strip resources from developing countries that could be used to finance much-needed public services, such as health care and education.

This report defines policy coherence for development as a global tool for creating enabling environments for development in a post-2015 context. It shows that coherent policies in OECD countries in areas such as tax evasion, anti-bribery and money laundering can contribute to reducing illicit financial flows from developing countries. It also provides an update on OECD efforts to develop a monitoring matrix for policy coherence for development, based upon existing OECD indicators of ‘policy effort’. The report also includes contributions from member states. Most illustrate national processes to deal with policy coherence for development beyond 2015.

Table of contents:

Foreword 3
Executive Summary 7
Why focus on policy coherence for development in the post-2015 agenda? 9
-Key lessons from the MDG8 and the experience at the OECD 10
-Emerging trends shaping policy coherence challenges in a post-2015 world 11
-Why should PCD be a core element of the post-2015 agenda? 12
-Addressing governance challenges to promote PCD 17
-Policy coherence and illicit financial flows 21
-In what ways do illicit financial flows hamper development and economic growth? 23
-How do OECD countries perform in terms of their efforts to hamper illicit financial flows? 24
-Benefits accrued to both developing and developed countries 40
-What is the role of developing countries and developed countries’ co-operation agencies? 42
Monitoring policy coherence for development  45
-Identifying enabling environments for global food security, capital flows and green growth 46
-Facilitating trade for development 64
-Bertelsmann Foundation: Assessing sustainable governance 65
-European Centre for Development Policy Management: Assessing country-level impacts on food security 67
-German Development Institute: A logframe approach to policy coherence for development 67
-The Netherlands: Conducting impact assessments in Ghana and Bangladesh 70
-Annex: An illustration of sample indicators ("scorecard") to identify and assess enabling environments for development 76
How are OECD countries promoting policy coherence for development?  79
-Australia: Policy Coherence in Pacific fisheries 80
-Austria: A single universal post-2015 framework with goals applicable to all countries 83
-Belgium: Adopting a new system to ensure PCD 84
-Denmark: A global post-2015 agenda that drives action in all countries 85
-European Commission: A decent life for all – ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future 86
-Finland: Progress on PCD in 2013 and preparations for a post-2015 framework 87
-Germany: The post-2015 agenda for sustainable development – common global challenges, interests and targets 88
-Japan: Fostering PCD through inter-ministerial co-ordination 89
-The Netherlands: From PCD towards PCSD 90
-New Zealand: PCD for inclusive and sustainable development in a post-2015 framework 92
-Norway: Accelerate efforts to achieve the MDGs and follow up on Rio+20 decisions  93
-Poland: Coherent policies for migration, security and finance 94
-Slovenia: Our experience and practice on policy coherence for development 96
-Sweden: PCD and the global challenge of migration flows 97
-Switzerland: Five principles to address the global challenges of the post-2015 era 98

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