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   Aid to Developing Countries Rebounds in 2013 to Reach an All-time High
Source: oecd.org
Source Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: Development aid rose by 6.1% in real terms in 2013 to reach the highest level ever recorded, despite continued pressure on budgets in OECD countries since the global economic crisis. Donors provided a total of USD 134.8 billion in net official development assistance (ODA), marking a rebound after two years of falling volumes, as a number of governments stepped up their spending on foreign aid.
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   Ending Poverty Requires More Than Growth, Says WBG
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: While economic growth remains vital for reducing poverty, growth has its limits, according to a new World Bank paper released today. Countries need to complement efforts to enhance growth with policies that allocate more resources to the extreme poor. These resources can be distributed through the growth process itself, by promoting more inclusive growth, or through government programs, such as co ... Read More
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   OECD to Deliver New Global Standard on the Application of Value Added Taxes to International Trade
Source: oecd.org
Source Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: Value Added Tax is a key source of revenue for more than 150 countries worldwide, but the uncoordinated application of national VATs to international trade remains problematic. Governments are losing out on tax revenues, due to under-taxation, while the risk of double taxation poses increasing obstacles to international trade, particularly in the booming international services trade.
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   Tax Burdens on Labour Income Continue to Rise Across the OECD
Source: oecd.org
Source Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: Personal income tax has risen in 25 out of 34 OECD countries over the past three years, as countries reduce the value of tax-free allowances and tax credits and subject higher proportions of earnings to tax, according to new data in the annual Taxing Wages publication.
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   Going Digital
Source: financialexpress.com
Source Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: As internet users are expected to increase from 214 million currently to 494 million by 2018, online services market is likely to double to $29 billion in the next three years. Internet companies are investing to develop the market which will result in a larger active base and higher online usage.
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   OneAsia First in Asia to Deploy Software-Defined Networking Solution in Data Centre
Source: ca.finance.yahoo.com
Source Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: OneAsia, the leading cloud solution and data center services provider in Asia today announced that it has deployed the Pluribus Networks F64 Server Switch, the state-of-the-art software-defined networking solution ("SDN") in its enterprise-class data centers in Hong Kong and Shanghai, mainland China. The innovative SDN solution is supported by the PN Technology (Asia) Limited, a reseller ... Read More
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   ADB's 47th Annual Meeting in Astana to Focus on Connectivity
Source: adb.org
Source Date: Monday, April 14, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: About 3,000 participants including finance ministers, central bank governors, business leaders, investors, journalists, and civil society representatives from across the world are set to gather in Astana, Kazakhstan 2-5 May for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s 47th Annual Meeting of its Board of Governors.
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   Time for South Asia to Focus Attention on Domestic Risks, World Bank Says
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: The World Bank said today it was cautiously optimistic about economic prospects in South Asia in 2014 because of growing exports and investment as it emphasized that the risks to growth were becoming more domestic, including an increasingly vulnerable banking sector.
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   Mixed Growth Outlook in Emerging Europe and Central Asia in 2014
Source: worldbank.org
Source Date: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: Growth in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region is decelerating this year due to downward adjustments in the eastern part of the region, the World Bank said at a press briefing during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings. With growth going from 2.1 percent in 2013 down to an anticipated 1.9 percent in 2014, economic growth in ECA is expected to be the slowest among all developing region ... Read More
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   China: Discipline Watchdog Seeks Online Anti-Corruption Insights
Source: www.news.cn
Source Date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs, Thematic Website, Knowledge Management in Government, Citizen Engagement
Summary: China's discipline watchdog is inviting Internet users to help ferret out officials' inconspicuous acts of corruption, in a new wave of the country's anti-graft campaign.
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