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Development Redux: Reflections for a New Paradigm


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  • Jorge Braga de Macedo


OECD Members, like those of the European Union, have created a new culture of policy interdependence and mutual respect. This gives the lie to the idea that cultures are deterministic, backward-looking realities that prevent some countries from developing and help others to do so. International policy dialogue and co-operation shaped and strengthened by peer pressure can be appropriate not only for the OECD’s membership but for others, especially if they share, at least among themselves, reasonably similar values of governance or, at least, on governance targets ... Les pays Membres de l’OCDE, à l’instar de ceux de l’Union européenne, ont instauré une nouvelle culture de l’interdépendance politique et du respect mutuel. Cette évolution vient démentir l’idée selon laquelle les cultures seraient des facteurs déterministes et rétrogrades susceptibles de compromettre, ou de favoriser, le développement des pays. Le dialogue international sur les politiques et la coopération, modelés et renforcés par la pression des pairs, ne sont pas seulement valables pour les pays Membres de l’OCDE — ils ont une réelle utilité pour d’autres pays, surtout lorsque ceux-ci partagent, du moins entre eux, une conception raisonnablement proche de la gouvernance ou, au minimum, des objectifs de gouvernance ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Development Centre Working Papers with number 215.

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Date of creation: Nov 2003
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  1. Thierry Mayer, 2006. "Policy Coherence for Development: A Background Paper on Foreign Direct Investment," OECD Development Centre Working Papers 253, OECD Publishing.
  2. Veit, Wolfgang, 2005. "Exchange rate risk and economic reform: the case of endogenous institutional change in China," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 33, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.


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