Mario Pezzini

Director of the OECD Development Centre

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Mario Pezzini, an Italian national, is Director of the OECD Development Centre, which he joined in 2010, and Acting Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate. He has held several positions as Administrator at the OECD, where he has worked since 1995. Previously, he was Professor in Industrial Economics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, as well as in US and Italian universities. He has served as an advisor in the field of economic development, industrial organisation and regional economics in international organisations and think tanks, such as ILO, UNIDO, the European Commission and Nomisma in Italy. He started his career in the Government Office of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

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Intra-country inequalities: what reforms for a more inclusive growth?

In developing countries, growth only benefits a very small proportion of the population. These intra-country inequalities undermine the political, social and economic balances. How to make this growth more inclusive?


“The SDGs raise the issue of the coherence of public policies”

The OECD organized its 8th edition of the Global Forum on Development in Paris, which this year was devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Mario Pezzini, Director of the OECD Development Centre & Acting Director of the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate, draws conclusions from the event.


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